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Established in 1993, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is the first international and Australian university in the UAE, and is now part of a global brand that has campuses in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
With a 27-year track record, the University offers internationally-recognised degrees that are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of UAE’s Ministry of Education, licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and quality assured by Tertiary Education Quality of and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

UOWD’s curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide. The institution offers 45 programs including foundation courses and undergraduate and post-graduate degrees spanning 10 industry sectors, such as engineering, business, ICT, healthcare, communications and media.  These degrees are formally recognised by leading professional organisations such as AACSB, CIPD, ACCA, CPA, AHRI, CIM, CIMA, CIPS, EFQM and ACS.

UOWD has a strong cohort of highly qualified academic staff, each holding PhD degrees and recognised as leaders in their fields of expertise, with strong global and industry ties. UOWD’s faculty members are active researchers, involved in research activities across 100 different fields. 

UOWD boasts many alumni who have made a mark across the world through notable contributions in various industries and professional sectors at leading multinational organisations such as Microsoft, GE, IBM, Deloitte, Fedex, 3M, Adidas, Amazon, Emirates, Etisalat, ADCB and Pepsico.

UOWD offers international students the opportunity to transfer between the university’s campuses for a holistic global higher education experience, and degrees can either be issued from Australia or the UAE. 

As part of its continued pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, industry engagement and student experience, UOWD inaugurated its new purpose-built 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park in 2020. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, modern architecture, and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, the campus provides an enriched experience to meet the demands of today’s student population, while supporting the teaching staff and community research projects.
UOWD is the highest ranked Australian university in the UAE, and currently has over 3,500 students from 108 nationalities and a global community of 152,000 alumni. 


UOWD provides a range of scholarships to new and continuing students, at the beginning of autumn semester each year and ranges from 15% - 50%* for undergraduate students and 15% - 25%* for postgraduate students. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

The following scholarship schemes are available:

  • Academic Merit Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships - Adam Gilchrist Sports Award

For more information, please visit the links below:

*T&C Apply


UOWD offers four intakes per year. Summer intake is optional but ideal for students who wish to fast-track their studies. Our intakes are:

  • Winter - January
  • Spring – April
  • Summer – July
  • Autumn – September

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Academic Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Marketing, Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Finance and Accountancy)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Big Data
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Game and Mobile Development
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Communication and Media (Digital and Social Media, Global Screen Media, Visual Communication Design, Marketing Communication and Advertising)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (majors in Electrical, Telecommunication, Computer, Civil and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Bridging)

Postgraduate Academic Programs

  • Global Executive Master of Luxury Management (GEMLux)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Analytics (MBAS)
  • Master of Business (Marketing)
  • Master of Business (Management)
  • Master of Business (International Business)
  • Master of Business (Financial Management)
  • Master of Business (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) 
  • Master of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Investing)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Corporate Treasury)
  • Master of Science (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Master of Engineering Management  
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of Media and Communications
  • Master of Educational Studies
  • Master of Nursing

Postgraduate Research Program

  • Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate Diploma

  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

Language Programs

  • UOWD English Language Pathway
  • Global English Skills
  • Corporate Language Training
  • Arabic Language Program
  • IELTS Test Preparation and Testing
  • OET Preparation and Testing

Contact details

University of Wollongong in Dubai FZ-LLC
UOWD Building, Dubai Knowledge Park
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PO Box 20183

Telephone: +971 800 UOWD (toll-free, within the UAE only) or +971 4 2781800
Fax: +971 4 2781801
Email: [email protected]

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