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South Africa

The UAE has been a popular travel destination for South Africans for more than a decade – with one South African newspaper referring to the country as “South Africa’s 10th Province”. Dubai is a place of endless opportunity, safety, achievement and success. It boasts year-round sunshine, a multicultural and diverse population made of up of 85% expats, and offers a range of exciting activities such as: waterparks, theme parks, indoor skiing and ice skating, zip lining, sky diving and so much more…

Where else would you find the world’s tallest building standing at 2722 feet, the world’s only 7-star hotel, the world’s fastest rollercoaster and a coffee that contains actual gold?! Half of Dubai’s population is aged 25-34 making it a youthful city, the population is made up of approximately 85% expats and although Arabic is the official language, English is spoken throughout the city. 

There has never been a more exciting time to visit Dubai as we look forward to the Expo in 2021 and a world of opportunity that it brings.



Meet MDX graduate and International Recruitment Coordinator Maryam Farooq at the South Africa Admissions Open Day – BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!

Whether you’re looking at beginning your university studies or furthering your knowledge and professional development through a postgraduate programme – we understand that making that all-important decision of where to study may not be an easy one.

To help support your decision making, Middlesex University Dubai is hosting an exclusive Virtual Admissions Day for students from across South Africa. Whether you’re looking to study for the September 2020 or January 2021 intake – our team are here to tell you all about the benefits of studying for a world-class UK degree in the exciting, cosmopolitan and rapidly-growing city of Dubai.

Vanja Grdinic 

Vanja Grdinic
Marketing Executive
WhatsApp: +971 54 305 6467

Date: Wednesday 19 August
Time: 1pm (South Africa) 3pm (Gulf Standard Time)
Meeting Platform: Zoom

During the day you will be able to explore the range of courses available, find out more about the student experience including: accommodation, sports and social clubs, field-trips, student finance and the application process.

What to expect from the Admissions Day:

  • Welcome to MDX Dubai!
  • What does Dubai have to offer for international students? Featuring a fun Dubai quiz!
  • The university and our expansive programme portfolio
  • International services – what we offer for YOU
  • Overview of the admissions process – what it’s all about and what we require
  • Hear from one of our Student Ambassadors about their MDX journey
  • Discover our Student Activities & Careers Support services
  • Take a Virtual Campus Tour
  • Book a one-to-one session with a member of our Admissions Team

Contact Vanja Grdinic to find out more about the opportunities for students from South Africa.


Why MDX Dubai?

  • Study for a world-class UK degree in Dubai
  • Receive your degree from our home campus in London (UK)
  • Wide range of programmes across foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Competitive scholarships and grants available for international students
  • Option to transfer your studies overseas
  • Simple and efficient application process
  • Easy student visa process managed by our dedicated Student Visa team
  • Multicultural student cohort made up of more than 111 nationalities
  • Innovative teaching and learning
  • Excellent careers support throughout your studies and after you graduate
  • A wealth of networking opportunities available through our strong links with industry
  • Unique and exciting student experience

*Enrolment subject to visa eligibility

“I chose Middlesex University Dubai for the opportunity to live and study in Dubai, experience new cultures, people, and the customs of the UAE, whilst obtaining a quality UK education and degree.”

Stephenie Oluchi Opene
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See a full list of programmes below


International Foundation Programme


Our Services


English Language








Sport & Activities


Careers & Employment


Earn Whilst You Learn

Education Loan

Education Loan


Advantages of starting your studies in January

  • Start the International Foundation Programme and progress to Year 1 of your chosen Bachelor’s Degree in September
  • Start your Bachelor’s Degree and progress to Year 2 in September
  • Don’t waste any time – enrol now!

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We provide the skills, training and contacts to make 100% of our graduates employable.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We have a range of different scholarships and grants available for all levels of study. 

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Installment Plans

Installment Plans

We offer installment plans to support students with the payment of their tuition fees.

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Application Process

Application Process

Candidates can apply online through our website by submitting an online application form.

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What’s next?


Search for your programme of choice

Complete your application

Your application will be reviewed and you will receive notification within 2-3 working days

Accept and sign your Offer Letter

Pay your deposit

Submit any pending documents/meet any pending conditions

Apply for visa and make initial payment (if applicable)

Congratulations! You are officially a student of Middlesex University Dubai

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