We have an interactive online registration system as well as a wide network of international agents, who can assist
you along every step of the way.
In order to finalise your enrolment, you are required to take an online placement test before arrival. This test will allow us to place you in the right level and organise your study plan according to your learning objectives. Once your assessment is complete, we will confirm your place and you can proceed with the visa application process.
Processing time: 2 to 4 weeks
If you are an international, non-resident student, ES Dubai is able to provide you with a sponsored student visa, enabling you to study and reside in the UAE. Sponsorship from ES Dubai is under the DMCC. This visa is valid for a period of up to 6 months.
The ES Dubai sponsored visas are only available for students who enrol on a full-time basis in courses longer than 12 weeks. For students taking programmes of less than 12 weeks, the school will help with the application for short-term visit visas.
The visa application process starts once you have booked and paid for your programme of study. To apply for visa sponsorship, you will need to submit a completed visa application form to our Admissions Officer, along with the required supporting documents.
Visa Length: 3 months, renewable once at the school for the same length, for a total of 180 days.
Completed application form
High resolution passport copy scanned – passport should have validity of 6 months when applying for a Student Visa
High-resolution passport photo scanned
Copy of the receipt showing visa fees payment
If your visa is refused, all fees will be refunded except non-refundable charges (registration fees, bank charges, courier fees and visa charges). Although visa rejections are uncommon, the school cannot guarantee a student visa will be granted. Most rejection cases happen based on security, as all applications undergo a security check by UAE government authorities, which is outside the school’s control.
Once approved, students are issued a digital Student Entry Permit, which they print and take with them to show immigration upon departure in their home country.
Upon arrival in the UAE, students need to show the Student Entry Permit to the immigration officer, who will stamp the permit with the entry date.
The Student Visitor Visa does not get stamped in the passport.
It is recommended that students apply for the student visa at ES 6 to 8 weeks before the beginning of their course, as delays may result in not being able to start on their chosen date. The school also encourages students to buy their flight tickets after obtaining the visa entry permit.
As your sponsor in this country, you are only allowed to keep your visa with us for the period of your studies plus the holiday allowance. Once your course is finished, you must arrange your return flights, change visa status, or renew your studies at ES in which case you can keep your visa. For more visa advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org