An affluent region with ample government support for international education
The forecast for international education is always sunny when viewed from BMI’s UAE office in Dubai International Academic City.
The education industry in the UAE continues to grow in both size and quality, making it one of the leading educational hubs in the world. Recognising the strength of the UAE as a destination, BMI is launched a new event in 2019 focusing on inbound student mobility to the Middle East with our new Study in the UAE Agent Workshop.
Meanwhile, outbound mobility from the region remains healthy, with discerning students and parents plus affluent expatriate groups continually in search of high quality education abroad.
International student recruiters have long enjoyed the support and generosity of governments throughout the Gulf region for the abundant scholarship programmes they’ve designed and developed, fuelling demand in our industry and enriching classrooms worldwide.
With so much happening in the Middle East, we’ve devoted an entire week dedicated to international education in the UAE, and we hope you’ll join us in a place where the recruitment scene is always hot.
UAE International Education Week
One of the best times to recruit in the UAE is surely during UAE International Education Week, held every October.
With three complementary events connecting you with students and stakeholders, held in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you’re sure to have a cost-effective and productive experience.
UAE International Education Week programme includes:
Connect with high school counsellors from across the Gulf
UAE International Education Week kicks off with our Gulf International Schools Forum & Workshop, giving you a chance to establish and reinforce your relationships with principals and school counsellors from the best secondary schools from across the UAE and the Gulf including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.
Exhibit at the UAE's largest global education fairs
UAE International Education Week continues with our busy UAE Global Education Fair (also held in March) introducing you to students searching for their perfect course abroad and from within the UAE.
You can strengthen these connections further by joining our chauffeured visits to carefully selected international schools across Dubai and the Abu Dhabi, where you can present to students and their parents, as well as network with key school staff.
BMI Gulf Scholarship Summit provides access to the world's biggest scholarship programmes
And the grand finale, the BMI Gulf Scholarship Summit, rounds off UAE International Education Week with a high-level networking event that connects you to the heads of the largest scholarship programmes in the Gulf.
To widen your network of influencers even further, add its sister event (BMI’s Global Scholarship Summit held in London) to your calendar and you’ll be able to meet and network with even more scholarship providers from over 70 governments and training companies around the world.
New in 2019! Study in UAE Agent Workshop
taking place each February, the Study in UAE Agent Workshop is an event designed to help UAE-based institutions increase their international student numbers in order to meet their rising enrolment targets.
Pre-screened student recruitment agents from around the world will gather in Dubai to network and form new partnerships with schools, colleges and universities from the Emirates.
Integrated recruitment opportunities in 2019
High School Counselors
Giving you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level across the Gulf, you'll mix and mingle with up to 50 principals and counsellors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Hold 13 meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic career.
Meet thousands of affluent local and expat students as well as those funded via national scholarship programmes during your 2-city trip, which includes our main fairs plus escorted visits to top private and international schools.
This high-level networking event connects you with the heads of over 50 scholarship programmes from 7 countries across the Gulf so you can find new educational partners and sign agreements to receive funded students that best match your institution. The Summit is government-supported and serves as the grand finale to our series of student recruitment events that make up UAE International Education Week.
BMI hosts over 60 events each year in 12 countries. You can mix and match event types, dates and cities, plus ramp up brand exposure for audiences where you need it most. We’re happy to build a bespoke plan just for you.
Learn how BMI helps you recruit in various regions
Through a variety of high quality events held in 23 cities around the world, BMI offers you a chance to reach students online and face to face at fairs, as well as cement relationships with stakeholders across the student journey via our premium networking events and workshops.