Education structure in Dubai is shown as follows:
Nurseries in Dubai:
Dubai has a large number of nurseries. Most of them adopt variations of the Montessori method of instruction and take English as a primary instruction language. Most of the nurseries take children from two years old onwards and some of them take children from age of 18 months onwards.
At the Kindergarten level children usually learn art, music, religion, English, Arabic and math. Kindergartens also offer all sort of other activities for their attendants. Dubai has many English-speaking kindergartens and most of them are situated in Jumeirah and Umm Suquiem areas. Age level is from 4 to 5 years old for kindergarten.
At primary level English is the medium of instruction language in most of schools in Dubai. There are also large numbers of schools which teach children in other foreign languages, French, Hindi, even Russian. There is also a wide range of foreign curriculum's, from British National Curriculum to Japanese system. For admission, some schools conduct entrance tests and most of the good schools also have a long waiting lists.
The new term in most of British schools in Dubai starts in September. In all other schools new term begins in April. During July and August all schools are closed for holidays. School uniforms, usually similar to European and American Schools uniform. In most of the schools timings are from 8 am to 2 pm with usually two or three breaks. Average Fees is approximately Dhs. 3000 in schools. Primary section is usually of six years and age level is from 6 to 12 years.
Dubai also has large number of international high schools which offers to expatriates as well as domicile residents large scale of curriculum's- from Indian CBSE to IGCSE. School uniform is similar to those in primary. Compulsory subjects in most of the school include math, social studies, physical education, religion and Arabic. Pupil can choose subjects such as science, languages, sociology, history, computer studies etc. The offered subjects depend on school education system. An average fee in private schools is varying up to Dhs 25000.
Secondary school period is generally of three years and age level from 12 to 18 years. Certificate or diploma awarded by Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
Colleges and Universities in Dubai:
The number of colleges and universities in Dubai has grown significantly in last 20 years and every year the number of their staff and students increases by about 30%. Most of the colleges and universities are affiliating themselves to prestigious institutions abroad, and many of them use English as tuition language.
Postgraduate Education in Dubai:
A large number of Dubai's universities also offer various master and PhD postgraduate programs. To learn more about postgraduate programs in Dubai and see a full list of universities and institutes that offer master and PhD programs.
Technical Secondary School Length of programme is about 6years and age level is from 12 to 18 years. Certificate/diploma awarded: Technical Secondary Diploma.
Dubai has an extensive education sector. Government in Dubai offers free education from kindergarten to university to all its citizens and about 40% of children attend private schools. For all children older then 5 years full-time education is compulsory and all primary and secondary schools in Dubai, public and private, up to ninth grade also have to follow universal and compulsory program bases.
At Undergraduate levels:
Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Human resources management, Hospitality Management, Tourism, Psychology with counselling, Global social science, Advertising public relations Media, Business information systems, Information technology, Early childhood education, Fashion designing, civil engineering. Duration for the undergraduate program will be 3 to 4 years.
At Postgraduate levels:
MBA, Retailing, Advertising, Supply chain management, International Business, Petroleum Engineering, International relations, Quality Management, Engineering Management, Strategic Marketing, Human resources management, Marketing communications., Marketing.