Study Abroad

  • Overview
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Tuition Fees
  • How to Apply
  • Internships
  • Videos


Why Study Abroad in Dubai?

-  Highest density of five-star hotels in the world
-  Fantastic internship opportunities in the hospitality industry
-  Interact with students from more than 60 different nationalities
-  Full academic credit transfers to your home university
-  Start in either January, April or September


A period spent abroad within a hospitality degree programme through study and/or an internship in a five star hotel, is a great way of developing and broadening students’ horizons in the hotel and hospitality industry. The Study Abroad programme offered at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), a leading hotel school, offers you a fabulous opportunity to experience another culture and study at a prestigious hospitality management university in the Middle East.

EAHM in Dubai, is a specialised hotel school that offers business management degrees with a hotel and hospitality focus, the very first hotel school in the Middle East to offer internationally recognised degree-level courses. EAHM is a diverse hotel school which currently has 300 hospitality management students from 60 different nationalities. With a highly qualified, multi-national faculty with hospitality experience, modern facilities and strong partnerships with the hotel and hospitality industry both in the Middle East and the rest of the world, EAHM has fast become one of the world’s leading hotel schools.

Students interested in the Study Abroad programme offered at our hotel school may study at EAHM for up to one academic year. Students will also have the option of participating in our Internship Programme with our hospitality partners for a minimum period of 6 months (subject to a successful interview). This allows students to gain a first-hand experience of the expanding hotel and hospitality industry here in Dubai.

View the Student Dress Code here

View the Student Arrival Guide here

Courses Available - Postgraduate

Eligible students may undertake courses at the Postgraduate level and currently a maximum of three courses are offered per trimester in which the credit weightage for each course is up to 10 ECTS.

The following Postgraduate courses are available for the January 2016 intake:
-  Events and Urban Regeneration (Elective)
-  Law and Ethics in the Business World (Elective)
-  Developing and Monitoring Corporate Strategy
-  Cross-Cultural Selling and Marketing (Elective)
-  Corporate Finance (Elective)

*EAHM reserves the right to change the syllabus, in part or in whole, without prior notice.

Courses Available - Undergraduate

Study Abroad students may take up to a maximum of 18 credits / 30 ECTS at the undergraduate level  (Note: Home universities may need to determine the eligible ECTS of each course). 

The following undergraduate courses are available for the April 2016 intake:

- Management Accounting
- Business Information System
- Cultural Diversity
- Tourism Economics
- English Composition and Rhetoric
- Introduction to Marketing
- Consultancy Project
- Cultural Business Exposure
- Arabic
- French

Below are indicative elective courses for April 2016. Course delivery will depend on the number of students registered on the course

- Business Law
- Club and Resort Management
Introduction to Cruise Ship Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions
- Quality Management
Special Interest Tourism

The following undergraduate courses are available for the September 2016 intake:

- Financial Management
- Research Methods
- International Tourism Management
- Hospitality Law
- Service Operations Management 
- Consumer Behaviour
- Human Resource Management
- Introduction to Hospitality and Events Management
- Introduction to Marketing  
- Leadership
- English Composition and Rhetoric
- Housekeeping Operations
- Front Office Operations
- Food and Beverage Business
- Cultural Business Exposure
- Arabic
- French
- Mandarin

The following undergraduate courses are available for the January 2017 intake:

- Strategic Information Technology
- Real Estate (Hotel) Finance    
- Strategic Management
- Services Marketing
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Ethics
- Service Operations Management
- Revenue Management
- Statistics
- Hospitality Accounting
- Leadership
- English Composition and Rhetoric 
- Introduction to Hospitality and Events Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Housekeeping Operations
- Front Office Operations
- Food and Beverage Business
- Cultural Business Exposure
- Arabic
- French
- Spanish 
- German

*EAHM reserves the right to change the syllabus - in part or in whole, course schedule and delivery without prior notice.

Our Study Abroad Partners...

  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Cornell University, USA
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
  • Endicott College, USA
  • Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SPEED), China
  • Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • International School of Management, Germany
  • Euro-Business-College, Germany
  • International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Germany
  • Heilbronn University, Germany
  • Cologne Business School, Germany
  • Karlshochschule International University, Germany
  • Business School Berlin, Germany
  • LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
  • Bond University, Australia 
  • MCI – Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
  • Beijing Hospitality Institute, China
  • Yangzhou Hospitality Institute, China
  • Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, China
  • University of Macau, China
  • City University of Macau, China
  • De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Philippines
  • University College of Northern Denmark, Denmark
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • CMH International Hospitality Management School, France
  • University of Business in Prague, Czech Republic
  • National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Republic of China
  • Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Kristianstad University, Sweden
  • Dusit Thani College, Thailand
  • Bahrain Polytechnic. Kingdom of Bahrain
  • The Zagreb School of Economics and Managment, Croatia
  • Business School Berlin, Germany
  • Sun Yat-Sen University, Republic of China
  • Kansai University, Japan
  • Myongji University, Republic of Korea
  • Tamkang University, Republic of China
  • Providence University, Republic of China
  • Shih Chien University, Republic of China
  • Ostelea School of Tourism, Barcelona, Spain
  • Tio University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Minimum Requirements

- Be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student of an accredited University
- Have grades of good standing
- Be fluent in the English language  [TOEFL Destination Code:  7116

Tuition Fees

Fees for the Study Abroad programme include:

- Application and visa fees
- Tuition fees for courses
- Fully furnished on-campus single studio accommodation for one trimester
- Orientation week activities 
- All textbooks and academic materials
- Academic related photocopying and printing
- Access to library and electronic databases
- Laundry for business attire
- On-campus car park
- Access to the gym, swimming pool, tennis court and other campus facilities 

Please click HERE to download the Fee Structure for the Study Abroad Programme.

Please click HERE to download the Accommodation Fee Structure.

Please click HERE to download the Schedule of Fees and Payments. 

Accommodation On Campus

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), a leading hotel school located opposite Burj Al Arab, offers students high quality lodging with one of the greatest views in Dubai. Students now have the opportunity to choose from the best available selection of on-campus accommodation rates. EAHM offers accommodation packages to registered students only. There are various packages that students can choose from to enjoy significant savings and which enables them to stay in their fully equipped studio during the holidays! Once the simple application process has been completed, students can book a studio for a period of up to one Academic Year.

Fee Structure for New Students

Application Process

How to Apply

We understand that preparing an application for further studies can seem complex at times. However, here at EAHM, we are committed to making the process as easy as possible and we will do everything we can to assist you. 

You may begin your studies in January, April or September and Applications are accepted either Online or via Email.  Please also visit our download centre for the Brochures, Application form, Fee structure and other related documents.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

- January intake:
By November 30th
- April intake:
By February 28th
- September intake:
By July 30th

*Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, follow these 3 easy steps:

STEP 1: Filling in the Forms

Application form
The Application form has to be fully completed together with payment of the application fee of USD 500.  Please click HERE for payment methods. Receipt of the payment made must be included with your application.

Evaluation / Reference form
Evaluation / Reference form must be completed by either your teacher, employer or someone that knows you professionally. 

Medical information form
Your Medical information form must be submitted together with your application. Disclosing a medical condition will not affect your admission to EAHM as we recognise and support students with particular learning requirements such as dyslexia, numeracy issues etc.

STEP 2: Submitting Your Documents

Current Transcripts
We need copies of your current transcripts.  Please note that you will need to get your transcripts officially translated to English if it is in a foreign language.

Scanned Coloured Copy of Your Passport & 1 JPEG Passport Photo
Please submit a scanned coloured copy of your passport and 1 JPEG passport photo.

Personal Statement of Motivation
This personal essay is an important part of your application. Allow us to get to know you better and understand the reasons why you are interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. This statement should be between 300 - 500 words and typewritten. 

Other Documents
Indication of preferred hotel and job scope (if going on an internship) and any other additional documents which you would like to include such as academic awards, employment certificates, achievements etc.


STEP 3: English Proficiency

All classes at EAHM are conducted in English and hence you are expected to be fluent in the language.  Although not a requirement, you are encouraged to sit for the TOEFL / IELTS / CAE test to ensure that your level of English meets expectations.  

View the minimum required TOEFL / IELTS / CAE test scores for the Undergraduate programme.

View the minimum required TOEFL / IELTS / CAE test scores for the Postgraduate programme.


The optional internship component of the Study Abroad programme can be completed before or after the study courses.  Being an integral part of Jumeirah, the luxury hotel group behind world renowned properties such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and many other properties around the world, certainly offers you an unrivalled opportunity for your internship.  In addition, EAHM's strong connections with the hospitality industry also opens up further opportunities within other reputable five-star hotel chains in Dubai.

The minimum period for the internship is 20 weeks and EAHM will facilitate this on your behalf. Although you may indicate a hotel preference, placement is not guaranteed as it depends on the individual hotels.  

Our Industry Partners

The Hospitality and Tourism industry has always been a strong supporter of EAHM.  The following are our preferred industry partners who have provided our students with internship opportunities.  Many of these companies have subsequently hired our graduates too:

- Jumeirah Group
- Kempinski Hotels
- Mariott International
- Hyatt International
- Sofitel Luxury Hotels
- Accor Group
- Emirates Airlines
- InterContinental Hotels Group
- Starwood Hotels
- Hilton Worldwide
- Ritz Carlton Hotels
- Fairmont Raffles
- Shangri-La Hotels
- Armani Hotels
- The Parker Company


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Did you know

Dubai has the highest density of 5 star hotels in the world