The University of Wollongong in Dubai is Dubai's oldest private, most prestigious and accredited University. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong (UOW) Australia, UOWD has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence, graduate employability and an unparalleled student experience. With more than 3,600 students and a graduate network of more than 10,500 alumni, UOWD has built a reputation for quality integrity, research and innovation. It is held in high regards by its students, alumni and the business, government and community sectors. It offers 40 different degree programs, specialising in Business, Finance, Information Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Health.
Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.
UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Humanities, Social Sciences and Health, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, mobile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skillsets.
All our programs are aligned with national priorities yet tailored to meet the demands and needs of the global employment market. With the support of industry experts, it integrates real-world practices with theory ensuring our students are equipped to address complex business problems.
Our faculty consist of highly respected academics from across the globe who brings with them extensive teaching, research and industry experience. UOWD’s faculty are active researchers and focused on producing outstanding research with outcomes that will benefit the community on a regional and international level.
UOWD is located in the heart of Dubai, UAE’s biggest and fastest growing business capital and studying at our University, will provide you with opportunities to broaden your international perspective and equip you with the skills to become global change-makers.
The University is an ideal choice for overseas students looking for an internationally accredited degree, close to home and can support the visa process for non-resident students who wish to enrol in a full-time study program.
Our internationally recognised qualifications enable UOWD graduates to pursue rewarding careers and our more than 9,500 alumni include many high profile graduates in senior positions in public and private sectors across the region.
Local and International Accreditation
All UOWD academic programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and quality assured by the University of Wollongong in Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOW is one of only two Australian universities to achieve 5-stars in all student experience measures in the 2018 Good Universities Guide: Overall experience; Skills development; Student support; Teaching quality and Learning resources and learner engagement. Against this benchmark, students at UOWD can be assured an international standard of education, earning a degree that is recognised locally and can be transferred to an Australian qualification on completion of study.
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:
Scholarship for Undergraduate students
Scholarship for Postgraduate students
UOWD offers three intakes per year. Summer semester is optional but ideal for students who wish to fast-track their studies. Our intakes are:
Spring – February
Summer – June
Autumn – September
Programs of Study
Foundation Studies Program
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: Digital Systems Security
Bachelor of Computer Science: Multimedia and Game Development
Bachelor of Information Technology: Management 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
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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 (Financial Services)
Master of Applied Finance (Corporate Treasury)
Master of Applied Finance (Islamic Banking and Finance)
Master of Science in Logistics
Master of Quality Management
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Asset Management
Master of Information Technology Management
Master of International Studies
Master of Media and Communications
Master of Educational Studies
Master of Nursing
Postgraduate Research Program
Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)
Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
UOWD English Language Pathway
Global English Skills
Corporate Language Training
Arabic Language Program
IELTS Test Preparation and Testing
OET Preparation and Testing
University of Wollongong in Dubai
Block 5, 14 & 15, Dubai Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183
Telephone: +971 800 UOWD (toll-free, within the UAE only) or +971 4 2781800
Fax: +971 4 2781801