International Students

BITS Pilani, Dubai is one of the largest educational institutions in Dubai exclusively dedicated to education in the field of engineering and technology. Located in the vibrant Dubai International Academic City, it is home to several aspiring Engineers from U.A.E., other Gulf Countries, India, Far east, Africa and other countries around the world.

The global reputation of BITS Pilani draws bright, accomplished international students from around the world. Currently over 58% of our students are international students who enrol from outside the U.A.E. The student diversity adds vibrance to the campus through fresh perspectives and unique experiences.

Apart from being the top private engineering institute of India, as per several media rankings, BITS Pilani is also ranked in both QS and Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings, Asia Rankings and QS BRICS Rankings. BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is rated 5 star by KHDA in partnership with QS in 2019 and is also the proud recipient of Forbes Higher Education Award for the “Best Technology Program”.

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International Student Centre

Dedicated international centre is set-up by the Student welfare division for the international students to pursue various interests, gain exposure of new things, adapt to local culture and have meaningful interaction with students on the campus. Comprehensive Support is provided throughout the stay & study at BITS Pilani & beyond.
Initiatives by the International Student Centre:
  • City Tour of Dubai
  • Ice-breaker sessions
  • Academic Advising & Counselling Sessions
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Ethnic Day
  • Hostel Day

Basic Arabic Course is also introduced by the Institute to familiarize the International Students with the local language of this country.

International Student Orientation Sessions

Studying in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help international students with their transition to Dubai and the BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, the Centre offers orientation and Freshmen welcome session at the beginning of the programme.

The institute ensuresa smooth onboarding and orientation. Students are oriented about the local culture, law, and other important details along with information about BITS Pilani, Dubai campus facilities such as hostel, health and safety provisions, etc.

Through the orientation programme international students get to learn about the following:

  • Institute’s Academic Rules & Regulations
  • ‘Living in Dubai’ sessions to acquaint with facts, culture, and law practices of the Country
  • DIAC Code of Conduct
  • The Students clubs and associations on campus
  • Housing Facilities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Transportation Services
  • Interactions and connections to create a home away from home

Glimpses of Freshman Orientation:

International Students Scholarships

BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus offers scholarships to high-achieving international students with excellent academic results and potential. It also offers concessions and financial aid aimed at international students.

Meritorious GCC / Arab Nationals from several countries are offered a concession of up to 75% on the tuition fee for the normal duration of the programme (8 semesters) based on their performance in the qualifying examination(Grade 12 or equivalent) for the first year and continuity of a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10.00 scale in the subsequent semesters, during the programme.

The Institute has collaborated with several banks in India and UAE to provide Education Loans to the needy students.

International Students may contact the Admissions Officer to know more.

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Visa Support Services

Student visa support is offered to all International students who enroll for a full-time basis in a program of study. The Institute facilitates the U.A.E.’s student visa through Dubai International Academic City as per the regulations of Government of Dubai. This enables international students to arrive in the UAE on an international student visa. Non-nationals residing in the UAE and enrolled for any programme at the Institute are also eligible to apply for a visa.

The Visa process is fairly easy as the international students are only required to sign the visa application form provided with the Admission offer letter and send it with their passport copy and photograph for the visa process. The visa is applied by the Institute and sent to the student as soon as it is issued. Visas are normally valid for a period of one year and renewed annually.

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Contact Us

Admissions Office
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus
Dubai International Academic City
P.O. Box: 345055,
Dubai, UAE
Admission Office (Direct): +9714 2753 711
Admission Office (Board): +9714 2753 700 Extn. 122 / 123 /124 /125/ 138
Office Timings (Dubai)
Sunday to Thursday– 7:15 am – 4:00 pm
India Office:
Contact Person:
Address: 3rd floor,Spaces & More Business Centre
Plot No: 645, Above SBI, Road No. 36,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
Office Timings (India)
Monday to Friday– 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday– 9:00 am – 1 pm