Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history.
RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market.
RIT Dubai offers American degrees, and all of RIT’s programs are UAE accredited. Students of RIT Dubai also have the unique opportunity to choose to study abroad* at the main campus in New York or at one of its other global campuses.
At this stage RIT Dubai has established two research centers that carry research and development projects relevant to the needs of the local community and in partnership with local and international partners.
We are available to meet on a one-to-one basis with students and alumni on career and employment matters. These sessions are critical to developing individual job search plans and addressing the many questions and issues that arise during the job search process.
We work hard to maintain and expand our working relationships with employers in order to create co-op job opportunities and to list job openings for our graduating students and alumni. These opportunities are accessible through our office and are sent out on your RIT email account.
The Office of Student Affairs supports RIT Dubai’s educational philosophy by providing a wealth of resources, leadership and extra-curricular opportunities that bolster the development of RIT’s well-rounded, diverse student body and ensures essential tools for success globally.
RIT Dubai students will be housed in the Dubai Silicon Oasis Student Accommodation. Brand new student accommodation is approximately a 5 minute drive from campus.
Facilities for your comfort:
RIT Dubai students have access to over 125,000 electronic books, 50,000 electronic journals and 250 databases from our main campus library in Rochester, New York. This is in addition to an onsite collection of 3,000 volumes. The RIT Dubai library is staffed with a professional librarian and student assistants and is open approximately 60 hours per week.
To ensure the wellbeing of students, Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA) requires all residents to have adequate health insurance coverage. Students must either sign up for RIT Dubai health insurance or provide evidence of their own health insurance coverage by providing a copy of their valid health insurance card which should be DHA Compliant.
RIT Dubai is located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, a technology park with over 900 companies such as SAP, Henkel, Schneider Electric, Fujitsu, and Axiom.
RIT Dubai recognizes the importance of sports to student life. Students are encouraged to be active in sports as it will help students not only to gain vital experience and skills, but students engaged in athletics and sports have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, work in a team and learn that regular practice and dedication leads to success.
Varsity/ intercollegiate sport teams: (requires high commitment)
Intramural Sports: (open to the RIT community)
The Student Affairs Office oversees student clubs activities.
Departmental Clubs & Organizations
Our programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientifc Research and is licensed by the KHDA. The Business programs are also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Engineering programs are accredited by the ABET.
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