Foreign students can also live with their family, on the condition that they have enough income to do so.
The cabinet has recently taken a decision of Foreign students sponsoring their families, Which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Prime Minister and Vice president of UAE, The Dubai’s Ruler.
According to the new policy the foreign students not only sponsor their family, they can live under one roof as a family on the condition that they must have sufficient income to support the idea of living all together as a family.
As tens of thousands of foreign students are there in Dubai in its Universities, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced this to the students through his twitter account.
واعتمدنا اليوم أيضا تغييرات في إجراءات الإقامة والجنسية بالدولة عبر تمكين الطلبة الوافدين من استقدام أسرهم متى توفرت لهم الإمكانية المادية .. دولة الإمارات أصبحت وجهة تعليمية إقليمية عبر أكثر من ٧٧ جامعة وعشرات الآلاف من الطلاب سنويا.. pic.twitter.com/QyDDoXv3FV
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 24, 2021
This decision can boost the foreign student strength in the universities. Universities are already expecting an enormous improvement in foreign student enrollments.
“The landscape of the higher education industry continues to evolve rapidly under the wise leadership of the UAE’s leaders. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s decision to open Dubai to families of expat university students will play a big role in student enrollments,” said Dr Vajahat Hussain, Amity Education ME CEO.
“This sends a clear message of safety and security to parents around the world. During these unpredictable times, family is the most important thing. Giving parents the option to live close to their children is an unprecedented decision anywhere in the world. The UAE continues to prove why we are number one,” said Dr Hussain.
At present all the Universities are conducting online classes for this semester, for the next semester they are planning to conduct in-person classes as the threat from the global pandemic is decreasing day by day.
Doctors, Specialists in Psychology and the University professors are welcoming this new development as this would boost the students ability to learn the subject psychologically by their family support and love.
Especially many students who are studying masters and Phd are married and have kids also, to such students this decision is really a boon and definitely a booster to their academic performance.
Few analysts are guessing that this would encourage the students to think towards establishing their own businesses or entrepreneurship journeys in Dubai as they have already moved into Dubai along with their families.