University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Open Day – January Live Q&A Session

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

Join our online Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to speak to our Programme Heads, Professors and Recruitment Specialists about our outstanding undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes.

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 been answered. We will try to answer each question as soon as we can, however during busy periods this can take a little longer.

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

Speaker profiles

  • Dr Mei-Na Liao

    Programme Director for International Business Management

    I can answer your queries related to our postgraduate Business programmes.

  • Dr. UmmeSalma Mujtaba Husein

    Programme Director BSc (Hons)Business Management

    I can answer your queries related to our undergraduate Business programmes.

  • Dr Kashif Rajpoot

    Programme Director for Computer Science Dubai

    I can answer your queries related to our Computer Science programmes.

  • Bal Panesar

    Marketing - Dubai

    I can answer your queries related to admissions, fees and scholarships.

  • Neha Patne

    Marketing & Recruitment - Dubai

    I can answer your queries related to admissions, fees and scholarships.

  • Sachin Dessai

    Programme Director, Foundation Year Programme

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Open Day – January Live Q&A Session live event.
ali ahmed adeen asked:

Hi, prospectus looks amazing just had a tour on pdf online… i want to apply please can you direct me and guide towards the best way to apply for business management please

Salma Mujtaba replied:

Dear Ali,

This is Dr.UmmeSalma, I am the Programme Director BSc.(Hons)Business Management, I am happy to answer any programme related queries that you may have.

You can also visit us on our open day on the 9th March 2019.

Best wishes,


Dear Ali, thank you for your kind message.

You can discover more about how to submit your application to study with us by watching our How to apply video.

You then need to visit your chosen programme page and click on the APPLY NOW button to start your application.


Best of luck!

Sahara asked:

How does the Dubai campus differ to the Birmingham campus?

Neha replied:

Hi Sahara, in terms of differences, the UK campus is larger in size than the Dubai campus, because the programmes offered in Dubai are lesser. However in terms of similarities, we maintain the same teaching techniques, facilities and academic excellence across both our campuses.

Sia asked:

What accommodation options are available in Dubai?

Bal replied:

Hi Sia, we work with 2 accommodation providers which are situation close to our campus.

Uninest Student Residences

DSOA University Residence

You can find our more information about them by visiting the accommodation section of our website.

Louise asked:

Can I receive an offer and scholarship at your open day?

Bal replied:

Hi Louise, we always advise that prior to attending one of our open days that you submit an application to study with us.

Along with this we recommend that you bring along copies of your transcripts and predicted/actual grades so that we can make an assessment on your suitability on to one of our programmes.

We have an open day on the 9 March you can register for it by visiting


Best wishes,

Zuha asked:

By when would you suggest a student to submit the application in order to have better chances of receiving a scholarship?

Neha replied:

Dear Zuha, we always suggest our students to submit their application as early as possible.

Our Admissions team will aim to review your application and get back to you within 10-15 working days.

Best of luck