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Dubai Student Visa

On 24 November 2018, the UAE government approved a decision to grant a 5-year visa to outstanding students.

Eligibility conditions for a 5-year visa are:

  • School students must graduate with a grade of at least 95 per cent from secondary schools whether public or private.
  • University students must graduate with a distinctive GPA of at least 3.75 from universities within and outside the country.

Visa benefits will also include families of the outstanding students.

Who is a student visa for?

A student’s visa is for a university or a college student studying in the UAE. The student must be at least 18 years of age.

Key requirements of a student’s visa

In order to secure a freshman student’s visa, the applicant must obtain an official admission letter from the university he is studying at. For older students, a certificate of continuation of study is needed. Other requirements include:

  • passing medical fitness test
  • a visa sponsor, either the university itself or a parent or relative
  • approval of the relevant General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

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