Manipal Academy of Higher Education - MAHE, Dubai (Fees & Reviews): Dubai, UAE (2023)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education – MAHE, Dubai campus is a branch campus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, the largest private university in the country enrolling over 25,000 students across 23 disciplines.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education established its presence in Dubai, UAE in the year 2000. At present, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai enrols over 1,500 students from 26 nations across the globe and is an Indian multidisciplinary university in the region.

MAHE Dubai moved into its iconic state-of-the-art campus in September 2011. Spread over 750,000 square feet of built-up area, the sprawling campus can accommodate over 4000 students. Apart from contemporary purpose-built classrooms, the new campus at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) houses cutting-edge laboratories in engineering, bio-technology and information technology, and is also home to some of the region’s best studios and workshops for programs in media & communications & interior design.

The campus also houses a sprawling library, cafeteria, abundant indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including an athletics track, tennis courts, a gym and fitness centre and a recreation centre for boys and girls. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The university’s branch campus in Dubai builds on the same pedigree and quality that has seen MAHE reach these lofty heights in India.

Beyond academics, students at MAHE Dubai get ample exposure to extra-curricular events, sports activities and other cultural events. The university has a flourishing sports team which has won laurels at all leading university level events in the region and is equally active in cultural and literary activities in Dubai.

9Ways how #MAHEDubai makes you #FUTURE READY:

International ExposureHangout with students from over 30 different countries
Students’ ClubsBe part of students clubs dedicated to arts, dance, theatre, debate, and so on…
Campus & Hostel LifeLive a campus and hostel life that will remain etched on your personality as memories for life
Professional SocietiesBe part of professional societies and create a niche for yourself
Students’ Events & ActivitiesNot only take part, but also organise yourself a myriad of student events and activities to explore yourself
International Educational ToursGo for International Educational Visits and learn with students from all across the world
Career Development CenterEnrol with the Career Development Centre and guide yourself to an enterprising future
SportsPush your limits among few of the best student sportsmen of UAE
World RankingGraduate from India’s best private university (QS World Ranking)
Academic DeliveryLegacy, Accredidations, Recognitions
Globally Recognised Faculty
Tech-powered Library
Futuristic LMS

Application Procedure

The application form can be obtained from the admissions office or downloaded from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai website.

The completed application form along with necessary documents should be submitted to the Admissions Office with the application fee of AED 100/- and registration fee of AED 1,900/- for Undergraduate Programs and AED 1,500/- for Postgraduate & Certificate Programs.

You may do so by filling the online application form through the link provided below along with the required documents.

Important: Please quote your online application number in all correspondence.
The applications received will be scrutinised and subject to fulfilling the admission requirements, students will be informed of their selection as per the admission schedule.

Documents Required For Undergraduate Programs

  • Attested copy of mark sheet/ grade sheet of 12th Std. examination/ equivalent – original & photocopy
  • Certified copy of 10th Std. mark sheet – original & photocopy
  • Transfer Certificate or School Leaving Certificate – original (will not be returned)
  • Conduct Certificate issued by the school – original (will not be returned)
  • Passport Copy – 1 set
  • 10 passport size photographs

NOTE: Original mark sheet will be returned immediately after verification.

Documents Required For Postgraduate Programs

  • Certified copy of Bachelor Degree and a copy of the mark sheet (along with the original)
  • Passport copy
  • 5 Passport size photographs

NOTE: Original mark sheet will be returned immediately after verification.

Hostel Facilities

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai provides separate residential facilities on campus for boys and girls. Hostel rooms are well appointed and comfortable but are limited in number and therefore offered on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability. In both the Boys and Girls Hostel, there is round-the-clock security and a full-time warden is appointed to manage student welfare.

All students availing residential facilities are provided a bed, mattress, study table and chair and a cupboard for their clothes and personal belongings.

Both Boys and Girls Hostels have independent common rooms with television and laundry facilities. Each Hostel has a common Dining facility. Wi-fi internet facilities are provided to all hostel residents and this is included in the hostel fee.

Hostel Fees is an all-inclusive component which includes boarding, lodging, internet, and transport and laundry facilities. The hostel fees for Academic Year 2018-19 is
Single Occupancy- AED 35,500 per year
Double Occupancy – AED 32,500 per year
Triple Occupancy – AED 30,500 per year

This covers the students’ stay for 10 months (2 semesters – 5 months each). Hostel facilities are not available during the summer holidays. Hostel fees have to be paid in one installment at the beginning of the year, while registering for the program. A refundable caution deposit of AED 500 is also collected from the student in addition to the hostel fees and this is refunded on vacating the hostel and submitting a no-dues clearance certificate. The university reserves the right to deduct any amount due from the caution deposit towards damage of hostel property and facilities.

On registering for university residential facilities, the students are given a Hostel Rules & Regulations Handbook which they must go through carefully. Students are expected to abide by the rules stipulated in the handbook and are liable to be subject to disciplinary action if found in violation of the rules prescribed.

All students availing residential facilities are provided a bed, mattress, study table and chair and a cupboard for their clothes and personal belongings.

Both Boys and Girls Hostels have independent common rooms with television and laundry facilities. Each Hostel has a common Dining facility. Wi-fi internet facilities are provided to all hostel residents and this is included in the hostel fee. Hostel students are also picked up and dropped off at the airport when they arrive in or depart from the UAE.

Sports Facilities

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai prides itself in its ample sports facilities on offer to its students. The University’s sports team ranks amongst the best in the UAE, winning laurels in all major inter-university sports events. There are ample indoor and outdoor facilities available for students including an indoor basketball court, badminton & volleyball courts. The university’s outdoor sporting facilities include an athletics track, tennis courts, cricket nets and a mini-football field. In addition to these facilities, there are separate recreation rooms for Boys & Girls which include snooker, foosball tables and table tennis tables.

The University also hosts a state-of-the-art Gymnasium hosting the best of equipment for training and performance enhancement.

Student Dining Facilities

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai provides ample student dining facilities at its Food Court & Cafeteria. Students are given ample choice including vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options at highly subsidized rates. Menus change daily giving the students ample variety and choice. Western and Indian dining options are available. In addition, a wide selection of healthy juices and snacking options are available to students at the Food Court. The Food Court also hosts a small convenience store with a selection of beverages, packaged food and vending machines for coffee, tea and other options.

Central Library

The vision of the Library is to support the Manipal Dubai Campus in building an internationally top ranked university by establishing a knowledge hub and to enable access to information resources of all kinds and provide innovative, responsive, and effective services to meet the changing needs of the academic community.

The Library surrounded by lecture theatres and classrooms is also equipped with all the necessary facilities, making it a pleasant environment to study in. It holds learning material predominantly related to Business & Management, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Biotechnology, Interior Design, Architecture and its allied subjects and aims to develop a comprehensive collection of information resources which are useful for academic and research purposes. The Library plays a proactive role to ensure that the information resources are acquired and organised to meet the present and future needs of its users.

The Library has utilised Information Technology extensively to ensure that resources are accessible at all times. Library catalogue is available online and the availability of the resources could be checked using the same. Users can also check their transactions with the library. The Library holds a hybrid collection of printed as well electronic resources which include books, journals, databases, audio-visuals, CDs/DVDs, e-books, e-journals, e-question papers etc. Currently the Library has over 16000 books, 100 periodicals, Online Databases, Access to about 19370 e-journals and over 2000 audio-visual resource.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai has well-equipped laboratories to help graduate, undergraduate and PhD students pursue their studies and research.

Biotechnology Lab Facilities
The Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus has approximately 1,200 square metres of laboratory space, well- equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments. We have separate laboratories for BSc Biotechnology, BSc Bioinformatics, MSc Medical Biotechnology, and MSc Human Genetics & Forensic and for research.

There are special research labs for Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics-Microscopy and Imaging, Cell and Tissue Engineering.

The laboratory facilities are equipped with an autoclave, biosafety hood, CO2 incubator, compound microscope, conductivity metre, digital imaging system, ELISA reader, fluorescent microscope, freezers (minus 40 and 80), gel documentation system, gel electrophoresis, high speed refrigerated centrifuge, ice maker, inverted microscope, laminar hood, light microscope, microbial incubator, micro-centrifuge, PCR (gradient), PH Meter, UV spectrophotometer, UV- transilluminator, water bath and shaker, and water distillation unit.

Information Technology Labs
The department has a well-equipped ‘Programing Laboratory’ which offer hands on training in C, C++, JAVA, Visual Basic, Visual C++, .NET, SQL and other modern tools.

The ‘Networking Laboratory’ offers experiments based on windows and Linux servers. The students get hands on training in cabling, server installation, configuring switches, routers and network management.

The ‘PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance Laboratory’ is well equipped for training students in assembling different types of computers, installing operating systems, upgrading and troubleshooting hardware and software problems.

The ‘Multimedia Programing Laboratory’ offers training in developing multimedia based applications using tools like Photoshop CS, Flash MX, Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Director, CorelDraw and Sound Forge.

Media & Communication Labs
The department of Media and Communication is equipped with the below listed labs.
News Lab:

  • Computers with Internet access
  • Equipped with Page Designing Programs
  • Quark Express, Corel Suites etc
  • Wide array of magazines and newspapers resource material (national and international)

Audio-Visual & Multi-Media Lab:

  • Dedicated workstations for web design & web programing
  • Plasma TV and BOSE surround speakers for film screening
  • Professional Suites of Adobe for Image Rendering & 3D Studio for Animation

Post-Production Television Lab:

  • Dedicated workstations for high definition & standard definition video non-linear editing
  • Professional sound (Digital & Analogue) mixing & recoding facility
  • Titling & effects platforms
  • Transfer & authoring facility

Interior Design Labs

Interior Design Studios
Extensive studio and state-of-the-art computer laboratory facilities are provided to Interior Design Department students. These include studio, shop, and technical facilities for work in all media, from the traditional to the most experimental. Students benefit not only from the design studios but also from the collective research facilities of the department. The Design Studio can be converted into an exhibition area for display of student and faculty work.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab
The CAD Lab includes sixty work stations integrated with AutoCAD, 3-D S Max, Photoshop & other graphics related software. The students are trained by certified professionals in developing their design and drafting skills in the bachelors and certificate programs. The students develop complex CAD drawings to rendered presentations and walk through animations of their design projects.

Product Design Lab
The laboratory is integrated with state-of-the-art equipment required for the students specialising in Product Design as a part of their BA ID program. An array of equipment including Lathe Machines, Saw Machines, Planner Machines and specialised tools help the students in exploring the courses including Design Accessories, Product Graphics, Furniture Design and Design Accessories.

Pottery Studio
The studio has a pottery wheel, an oven and specialised tools that help the students explore the art and science of pottery.

Fashion Design and Technology Labs
The Fashion Design Department is equipped with modern equipment in its Illustration Lab, CAD LAB, Design Studio, Textile Studio, Pattern Design Lab, and Fashion Department Lab.

Engineering Departments Labs
The Department of Engineering is well- equipped with Physics, Chemistry, Computer Labs and a workshop which helps students to blend strong subject components relevant in an engineering background. These skills are necessary to work in different areas of engineering. These laboratories help students relate to the concepts presented in class room lectures and the behavior of real world materials.

Student Services & Counselling

A full time Student Services Officer is present on campus throughout the academic year to support students in their academic and personal development. The Student Services Officer is qualified to provide counselling and guidance services. In addition a Career Services & Guidance Counsellor is also present to handle students’ career progression pathways. Students are welcome to approach the Student Services Officer by prior appointment and discuss any matter that they seek guidance on, be it professional or personal. Complete confidentiality of such discussions is maintained and the Student Services Officer ensures that they provide a calm and safe environment for the student to share their problems and concerns.

Healthcare Services

Round the clock healthcare services are provided on campus and for the hostel residents. A fully equipped medical room is available on campus to deal with medical emergencies. Trained staff are available on campus at all times. 24 Hour Ambulatory Service facilities are provided by Dubai International Academic City. Hospitals are easily accessible within a 15 minute drive from campus. Students on the university visa will need to have mandatory health insurance which covers them within the UAE and (in some cases) internationally as well.

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