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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 January 2021

Murdoch University Dubai Announces Fees Reduction to Offer COVID-19 Relief to Students and Parents

The new fee structure will be applicable for all current and new students at the Australian university in 2021

Murdoch University Dubai has recently announced a significant adjustment to its course fees for 2021 – 2022. Image: supplied
Murdoch University Dubai has recently announced a significant adjustment to its course fees for 2021 – 2022. Image: supplied

Murdoch University Dubai has recently announced a significant adjustment to its course fees for 2021 – 2022 in response to the ongoing financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on many of their students and families. Murdoch University will reduce their course fees for the Dubai campus for both new and returning students across all undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The virus has changed how we live, work, study and interact with each other

Dr James Trotter, Dean, Murdoch University Dubai

“It is difficult to summarise the full impact that the COVID-19 global pandemic has had on us all”, Dr James Trotter, Murdoch University Dubai Dean and Academic President reflected. “The virus has changed how we live, work, study and interact with each other. Each one of us has endured many hardships, sacrifices and challenges over the past year, and we know that for many of our valued students and their families the economic impacts and financial hardships have been profound, and are likely to continue for many over the next 6-12 months.”

For Murdoch Dubai, their objective in this revised fee structure is to make education as affordable as possible in these challenging times. “Murdoch University has always been and remains committed to supporting the needs and aspirations of our students and their educational goals and making a high-quality international university experience as accessible as possible,” Dr Trotter said.

Dr Trotter is confident this news will be warmly welcomed by both the university’s students in the UAE and internationally. “It means our students, both current and future, will be able to pursue their dreams of a globally recognised, high-quality Australian education at our new Dubai Knowledge Park campus that is now more affordable than ever before. We are confident our revised prices make us the best value-for-money university in Dubai,” Dr Trotter explained.

Our students can expect the same high-quality learning experience that we have so proudly delivered in Dubai since 2008

Mark Brown, General Manager, Dubai Campus

According to Mr Mark Brown, General Manager of the Dubai campus, “Reducing our prices does not mean a compromise on the Murdoch University student learning experience or a reduction in quality. Our students can expect the same high-quality learning experience that we have so proudly delivered in Dubai since 2008. We simply recognise the need to assist impacted families and students.”

Murdoch Dubai will continue to offer a range of generous Academic Merit Scholarships ranging from 15% - 40% and starting from January 2021, will also introduce a new 50% scholarship for their pre-university Foundation Program, which facilitates a seamless transition from high school to higher education. It’s also an exciting pathway program for mature individuals who couldn’t access or complete a formal university education in the past.

Murdoch University Dubai campus in Dubai Knowledge Park. Image: supplied
Murdoch University Dubai campus in Dubai Knowledge Park. Image: supplied

There is also something exciting for postgraduate students too. “We are very much aware of the financial challenges for our postgraduate students, many of whom pay for their education themselves while working” said Mr Brown. “To assist them, we have reduced the fees for all our master’s courses as well as introduced a new guaranteed 20% scholarship for our MBA program for anyone who does not already qualify for a higher percentage Academic Merit Scholarship”.

In choosing to study at Murdoch University, students can be confident of studying with a globally recognised institution, ranked as one of the Top 100 Young Universities (under 50) in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and placed in the top 2% of global universities (QS Rankings 2020), having also been at the forefront of Australian and global research for more than 40 years.

We have an impressive reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies, and experienced international academics encourage students to be independent thinkers with a focus on the future

Dr Trotter

Being part of the Innovative Research Universities group in Australia, Murdoch University takes great pride in being a world-renowned research university. “We have an impressive reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies, and experienced international academics encourage students to be independent thinkers with a focus on the future” explained Dr Trotter. “Murdoch’s academics, alumni and students have led the way in uncovering some of the world’s most ground-breaking research discoveries. Welcoming new students into our ever-growing global community, Murdoch brings pioneering minds together to celebrate education, diversity and innovation”.

“We look forward to welcoming students to our new campus at Dubai Knowledge Park in 2021 and beyond where we will provide them with an outstanding, life-changing and rewarding educational experience”.

Murdoch University Dubai campus. Image: supplied 
Murdoch University Dubai campus. Image: supplied

Under the revised fee structure, all undergraduate programs are priced at AED 155,000 for the entire course, the Master of Education and Master of Information Technology is AED 75,000, MBA is priced at AED 89,000 with a guaranteed 20% scholarship, the postgraduate Graduate Certificates in Business and Education will be AED 25,000 each and the Foundation and Diploma pathways programs will be AED 44,100 and AED 51,500 with a guaranteed 50% scholarship each.

Applications for the January intake close soon with classes commencing on 17th January 2021. The next intakes will be in May and September 2021.

For more information about the new fees and the university’s available programs, please contact the Student Enrolment team at dubai.marketing@murdoch.edu.au or +971 4 4355 700.

Updated: January 17, 2021 10:22 AM

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