University of Birmingham Dubai February live question and answer session

Find out more about what it is like to study at a global top 100 university.

Our Q&A session gives you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

A full list of programmes available at our Dubai campus can be found here

Discover more about our scholarships on offer

View our frequently asked questions

Please note that during the chat session your question will not show up in the chat window until it has answered. We will answer any questions as soon as we can, however during busy periods this can take a little longer.

The live sessions will take place 1-2:30pm UK time (GMT)

Speaker profiles

  • Baljinder Panesar

    Marketing Officer (Dubai)

  • Karen Brodie

    Programme Director for PGCE Primary Education

  • Dr Sachin Dessai

    Programme Leader - Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Dr Mei-Na Liao

    Programme Director for MSc International Business

  • Priya Manimaran

    Lecturer in Computer Science

  • Dr Elias Tsoutsanis

    Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the University of Birmingham Dubai February live question and answer session live event.
Aditya asked:

I am an IB student with a predicted of 36 points. with 6 6 and 4 in HL ( i have BM, Econ and Math at higher level) and 6 in English at SL, 5 in Physics SL, and 7 in Hindi SL (plus 2 points in TOK+EE), I will be persuing Business Management course (undergrad) but the minimum requirement is 6,6,5 in HLs but my score is 4 in one hl that is math so is there any chance ill be able to get an offer?

Bal replied:

Dear Aditya, i have checked this with the programme director for Business Management and she has confirm this is okay.


I hope that you can join us and wish you the best of luck with your application.

Best wishes,

Eve asked:

If I finished High school and pass English GSCEs, and now in the college, but I am not originally from England. Do I have to pass IELTS tests or not?

Bal replied:

Dear Eva, as you have passed English at GCSE level this should meet our entry requirements for further information please visit the programme webpage under the entry requirements heading.

Best wishes,

Eva asked:

If I am from UK and I would like to get student loan to study in the Dubai, it is possible to get it from UK or it should be from Dubai or there is no way to get student loan for studies in Dubai?

Bal replied:

Dear Eva, student loans from the Student Loan Company will not apply to students wishing to study with us in Dubai.

Instead we offer a range of fantastic scholarships that cover each year of study. You can find out more information by visiting our website at


Best of luck with your application.

Nagham asked:

When will the university be accredited by the KHDA

Bal replied:
Dear Nagham. all our of our programmes are accredited by the KHDA, as we are as a institution with our academic licence.
We offer degrees programmes at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level that will be taught, examined and accredited to the same high standards as those delivered on its UK campus and are approved by the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Best wishes,
Hadeel asked:

When do you have to apply to be considered for a scholarship and do they have separate applications?

Bal replied:

Hi Hadeel, you will be invited to apply for our scholarship once you receive your offer to study with us.

We will contact those outstanding students and confirm the next steps in order to be considered for our fully funded award.