Studying and internships in the United Arab Emirates

Already a popular holiday destination, the UAE is investing in its education system whilst more and more international students are coming in to do (part of their) studies in the UAE. Most universities offer English-taught programs and are easily accessible for international students. To help you prepare for a study program in the UAE, please find below some links to relevant information:

Universities in the UAE:

Studying in the UAE

Dutch organizations (in Dutch):

Are you looking for an internship in the UAE?

The Dutch representations in the UAE regularly receive requests for further information on internship opportunities in the UAE. Unfortunately, the embassy cannot provide personal assistance in finding an internship.

If the university in the Netherlands does not have contacts in the UAE itself, you could ask the UAE Embassy in The Hague for information on possible companies or organizations. You could also consult the UAE White Pages and approach companies or organizations directly. Possibly, you could contact the Chambers of Commerce of Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi to inquire about companies in their network that could offer an internship. Contact details:

Furthermore, the following institutions could be helpful:

Lastly, there is a limited possibility to do an internship at the Dutch embassy in Abu Dhabi. Those who are interested could seek contact via the email address For more general information on internships with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Dutch representations overseas, you can check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch).