Family sponsorship rule set to attract more foreign students
University leaders said a move to allow international students to sponsor their families for the duration of their studies would prompt a rise in enrolments in the UAE.
On 24 January, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, said foreign students would be permitted to bring relatives to the country with them “whenever they have the financial means” to do so. The UAE cabinet directive is set to encourage more learners to make the Emirates their chosen destination for undergraduate and postgraduate courses – and give them the incentive to lay down roots in the country long after they finish their academic journey.
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