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  • 1. Murdoch University Dubai
  • 2. Murdoch University• Based in Perth – Western Australia• Established in 1973• Named after author and philosopher Sir Walter Murdoch• Over 18,000 students and 1,400 staff• 2,000 international students from over 90 countries• Three branches in Australia: Murdoch, Peel and Rockingham• Four International Study Centers: Dubai, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore
  • 3. Murdoch University• Member of the Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA)• Has been awarded, for the 13th time in 14 years, a five star rating* for graduate satisfaction in Australia, an achievement unmatched by any other Australian university• Has been awarded five stars for the quality of teaching*• Listed in the Top 100 Asia Pacific Universities• Ranking in the top eight for research intensivity in Australia• The Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation, by donating US$ 10 million, has chosen Murdoch to help in finding a cure for HIV• Offers over 180 courses across disciplines• The Murdoch University Perth campus, at 227 hectares, is the largest university campus in Australia
  • 4. Murdoch UniversityMurdoch University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from Bachelor degrees to Masters’ and PhDs: • Biological Science and Biotechnology • Law • Business • Media Communication and Culture • Chemical and Mathematical Sciences • Nursing and Midwifery • Chiropractic and Sports Science • Pharmacy • Education • Psychology • Engineering and Energy • Social Science and Humanities • Environmental Science • Sustainability • Information Technology • Veterinary and Biomedical Science
  • 5. Murdoch University campushighlights• Media Arts Centre features TV and radio studios, a newsroom, editing suites and post production facilities• US$ 31.4 million world class medical research facility• Chiropractic Clinic with 11 consulting rooms and a fully equipped gym• The Law Building has Perth’s most modern Moot Court with a video satellite technology to compete with other schools around the world• Veterinary facilities include a world class Equine Centre with Western Australia’s only equine operating theatres• State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre which helps students to develop learning and research skills in the field• Scaled engineering plant available for students to get real- life experience
  • 6. Murdoch UniversityDubai• Established in Dubai in February 2008 o First MBA class graduated in September 2009 o First UG class graduated in May 2011• Licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) o Dubai government body responsible for licensing and assuring the quality of private educational institutions within the Emirate• Campus situated at the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) o Educational cluster hosting 31 international universities and a home to approximately 12,000 students• Murdoch Dubai has grown from 30 students in August 2008, to approximately 700 students in Sept 2011• More than 70 graduates from the MBA program
  • 7. Murdoch University Dubaihighlights• Core branch of Murdoch University, Perth• Curriculum provided by the parent campus ensuring the highest standards• Academics obliged to surpass Murdoch standards• Entry requirements exactly the same as Murdoch University, Australia• On-the-spot admissions• Degrees issued from Murdoch University• 100% transfer of credits guaranteed from one campus to another• Global student exchange programs – Discovery Exchange• Strong links with Business o Internships and placements o Frequent guest lectures on campus o Strong Alumni presence
  • 8. Murdoch University Dubai Strengths• Australian Degree without having to travel to Australia• Tuition Fee significantly lower than studying in Australia• Accommodation as low as USD 500 per month• Internationally recognized degree• Seamless transfer to Perth• Excellent student staff ratio• Diversity of staff & students• TOEFL on campus
  • 9. Murdoch University Dubai Strengths• Our MBA can be completed in 12*, 16 or 24 months• All UG students successful with job placements• No work experience & GMAT• Networking opportunities• Flexible courses: MBA + MHRM• Student Visas • Almost 100% student visa success• Work + Study at same time • Evening & Weekend classes* Approval is not automatic for the 12 month MBA and each application for this option will be considered individually
  • 10. Faculty Profile Prof. John Grainger – Pro-Vice Chancellor / Executive Vice President Prof. Grainger is the head of the Murdoch Dubai campus. He participates in the university’s strategic planning process and is responsible for producing appropriate university operational plans. Prof. Grainger has earned degrees in Psychology and Education prior to gaining an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Murdoch University. He has extensive experience in almost all disciplines of business education with particular expertise in Strategic Management, Leadership and Motivation, Entrepreneurship, Educational Technology, Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Environmental Sustainability. Johan Claasen – Academic Director - Media, Communication and Culture Johan Claasen heads the school of Media, Communication and Culture at Murdoch Dubai. He coordinates the courses and is in charge of developing and teaching the programs. Claasen has worked for over three decades in print, radio and television news industry in South Africa, where he also completed his studies at University of Johannesburg. Prior to joining MUISCD, Johan spent four years at academic institutions in Cape Town and Stellenbosch where he lectured in Journalism, Media Studies, Communication Science and Public Relations. Daniel Adkins – Academic Director - Career Programs Dan joined Murdoch University in November 2009 to teach in the MUPC and Business programs. Hailing from the United States, Daniel Adkins taught IT professionals in various disciplines including project management, quality management, and leadership skills. Over the course of 20 years, Adkins held numerous management positions, including CIO and CEO. After founding an international school in India, he moved to the UAE in 2007 to return to his passion, which is teaching. Dan holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University.
  • 11. Courses offered• Undergraduate o Media and Communication o Commerce o Environmental Management o IT• Postgraduate o Master of Business Administration (MBA) o Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) – Accredited by Australian Human Resources Institution (AHRI) o Master of Education (MEd) o Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas in Journalism and Public Relations• Degree Pathways o Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program (MDFP) o English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • 12. Campus facilities• Use of lecture management software and modern technologies in class rooms• HD lecture theatre• Two computer labs• Five class rooms• Teaching and Learning Centre• Library • Electronic databases • E- journals• State-of-the-art Media Arts Centre • A fully professional HD TV studio and control room • Editing suites • Radio studios• Access to Student Hub / Recreation Room• Food Court
  • 13. Activities on Campus• Academic Support o Double Majors o Double Degrees• Career Services• Teaching and Learning Centre• Financial advise• Student Services o Visas o Transportation o Student Clubs• Library
  • 14. Student Life• Photography Competition• Debate• CSR Activities • Mission Green • Beach Clean Up • Plant a Tree • Angel Appeal • Dubai Autism Centre • Dubai Centre for Special Needs • Water Bucket Walk• Various Sports Tournaments • Basketball • Table Tennis • Football • Cricket • Volleyball
  • 15. Academic Entry RequirementsMurdoch University prides itself on offering bothtraditional and alternative modes of entry into all of itsdegreesAcademic Qualification for MUPC / EAP coursesPlease visit http://dubai.murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/How-to-apply/Entry-requirements/Pathway-programs/English Requirement for MUPC / EAP coursesIELTS 5.5 (Minimum bands Reading and Listening 5.5, Writing and Speaking 5.0)TOEFL – Paper based 525 ORTOEFL – Computer based 200 ORUG/MUPC Application Checklist
  • 16. Academic Entry RequirementsMurdoch University prides itself on offering bothtraditional and alternative modes of entry into all of itsdegreesAcademic Qualification for UG coursesPlease visit http://www.murdochdubai.com/Future-students/How-to-apply/Entry-requirements/Undergraduate-academic-entry-requirements/English RequirementIELTS 6.00 (no individual band less than 6.0) ORTOEFL – Paper based 550 (with the Test of Written English 5) ORTOEFL – Computer based 213 (with the Test of Written English 5) ORTOEFL – Internet based 80 (no band less that 20)UG/MUPC Application Checklist
  • 17. Academic Entry RequirementsAcademic Qualification for PG courses• Applying based on your degreeoQualifications and the transcripts of your resultsoEnglish proficiency oIELTS 6.00 (no individual band less than 6.0) OR oTOEFL – Paper based 550 (with the Test of Written English 5) OR oTOEFL – Computer based 213 (with the Test of Written English 5) OR oTOEFL – Internet based 80 (no band less that 20)oResumeoEnclose a complete International Students Personal StatementoEnclose student’s two Referees ReportsoEnclose student’s two passport size photographsoEnclose student’s passport copy
  • 18. Academic Entry RequirementsAcademic Qualification for PG courses• Applying based on work experienceoQualifications and the transcripts of your resultsoEnglish proficiency oIELTS 6.00 (no individual band less than 6.0) OR oTOEFL – Paper based 550 (with the Test of Written English 5) OR oTOEFL – Computer based 213 (with the Test of Written English 5) OR oTOEFL – Internet based 80 (no band less that 20)oResumeoEnclose a complete International Students Personal StatementoEnclose two complete International Referees Reports oThese are to be complete by the student’s referees oThey must be professional references preferably from the student’s Current or previous employer oLetters demonstrating the student’s workforce history oThey must support the student’s resumeoEnclose student’s two passport size photographsoEnclose student’s passport copy
  • 19. Academic Entry RequirementsMurdoch University TOEFL Test Centre• The tests is available only for students planning on enrolling in a foundational, undergraduate or postgraduate program at Murdoch University Dubai• All candidates interested in taking the TOEFL exams with the University, must confirm their attendance on the given dates and payment for the papers must be made in advance by the candidates, (at least 2 days before the paper)Requirements for Registration• Original Passport (or an Official ID where Name, DOB, Photo and Signature are all there)• Identification letter is required on letter head if the Passport or ID does not have all of this, or if there is any discrepancy - format provided• Test Fee of AED 500
  • 20. Academic Entry RequirementsAdvanced Standing at Murdoch University• Students may be eligible for Advanced Standing towards their Murdoch degree if they have completed any other undergraduate or postgraduate studies at a recognized institution• In order to determine if a student qualifies for advanced standing towards his/her Murdoch degree, the student would need to provide the following: • Original academic transcripts/statement of results • Detailed course description of what the student studied within each relevant individual subject of prior studies including learning objectives and outcomes, and textbooks for each unit completed. A copy of prior institutions handbook unit descriptions or a subjects course outline is usually sufficient. Note: Names and codes of the unit descriptions should be exactly the same as the names and codes of the units on the academic transcript • A breakdown of the assessment and grading scheme for each unit • Examination paper for each unit (if possible) Please note: Transfer students may need to be of good academic standing at their previous university
  • 21. Fee StructureApplication Fee• An application fee should be included with the student’s application.• Application fee is AED 250/-. This fee will be adjusted towards the registration feeRegistration Fee• If you receive and accept an offer, the student must register by paying the registration fee• Registration fee- AED 3500Application forms are available on: • Degree Pathway + Undergraduate: http://www.murdochdubai.com/_document/Applicationform/MUISCD_UG_applicationform.pdf • Postgraduate: http://www.murdochdubai.com/_document/Application-form/MUISCD_PG_application-form.pdf
  • 22. Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program• The Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program (MDFP), equivalent to Year 12, provides guaranteed entry intothe first year of all Murdoch University bachelor degree courses• The course is conducted over: • Two 14-week teaching periods • There are 10 class hours per week in each of the three subjects, resulting in 30 class hours per week • Students complete six units which provide a total of 720 class hours Course Length of Units Fees AED Fees USD** Course MDFP 1 8 months 6 30,000/- 8, 220/- MDFP 2 4 months 3 15,000/- 4, 110/-
  • 23. Fee Structure - UndergraduateCourse Length of Majors Fees AED Fees Course USD** 1. FinanceBachelor of Commerce 3 years full time 2. Management 40,000/- 10,960/- internal study 3. Marketing Bachelor of Media 3 years full time Screen production 60,000/- 16,440/- internal study 1. Journalism Bachelor of 3 years full time 2. Public Relations 60,000/- 16,440/- Communication internal study 3. Communication and Media StudiesBachelor of Science in 3 years full time Computer Science and Business 40,000/- 10,960/- Information internal study Information Systems (Double Technology Major) Bachelor of Sustainable 3 years full time (Double Major) 50,000/- 13,700/- Development and internal study Environmental Management(**USD is calculated at 3.65 to a Dirham and is subject to change)
  • 24. Fee Structure - Postgraduate Course Length of Fees AED Fees USD** Course Master of Business 16 months full-time 84,000/- full program 23,015/- full program Administration 24 months part-time Full-time – 12units in 16 Full-time – 12units in 1 year* MBA months* (AED 7,000 per unit) = (USD 1,918 per unit) USD 22,888 3 trimesters per year AED 84,000 Part-time - 6units per year for 2 classes held in the Part-time - 6units per year for years evenings from Sunday to 2 years (USD 1,918 per unit) = USD Thursday / Weekend (AED 7,000 per unit) = AED 11,507 per year Classes 42,000 per year Master of Human 16 months full-time 84,000/- full program 23,015/- full program Resource Management 24 months part-time Full-time – 12units in 1 year Full-time – 12units in 1 year* MHRM (AED 7,000 per unit) = AED (USD 1,918 per unit) USD 22,888 3 trimesters per year 84,000 Part-time - 6units per year for 2 classes held in the Part-time - 6units per year for years evenings from Sunday to 2 years (USD 1,918 per unit) = USD Thursday / Weekend (AED 7,000 per unit) = AED 11,507 per year Classes 42,000 per year Master of Education 12 months full-time 50,000/- full program 13,700/- full program MEd 24 months part-time Full-time – 6units in 1 year Full-time – 6units in 1 year Part-time - 3units per year for Part-time - 3units per year for 2 2 years years(**USD is calculated at 3.65 to a Dirham and is subject to change)
  • 25. How to Pay FeesAll Students must pay their fees directly to the UniversityAll fees can be paid either:• In person at the Finance department on your campus by cash, cheque, demand draft or through credit card• By post - account payee cheque payable in Dubai or Demand draft• Bank draft/ cheque is to be made in the name of Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai The preferred currency is AED. However, certain countries may not issue a Demand Draft in AED in which case a USD Telegraphic Transfer can be sentAccount details:Beneficiary Name: Murdoch University International Study Centre DubaiAccount No: 05123 7497 7604 (AED) or 05123 7497 7602 (USD)Bank Name: Emirates NBD Bank (PJSC)P.O. Box 777, DubaiSwift: EBILAEAD(In all cases, please add an additional amount of USD 35.00 as clearing bank charges.)
  • 26. ABOUT DUBAI• Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf• It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors• The emirate’s government is constantly working to improve its commercial transparency and introduce dynamic regulations that aid the formation of small and medium enterprises
  • 27. ABOUT DUBAI INTERNATIONALACADEMIC CITY (DIAC)• Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), a member of TECOM Investments, is located in the Dubai Academic City is the world’s only Free Zone dedicated to higher education• There are currently over 30 academic institutions in DIAC and Dubai Knowledge Village and from diverse regions including the U.S, Australia, India, Pakistan, Iran, France, Russia, U.K and catering to 16,000 students• Offering programs that range in duration from one year to four years with programs ranging from engineering, computer science, finance, media, fashion and design, biotechnology, environmental studies, child development & quality and business management.
  • 28. Student Documents / ApplicationsKindly email all student documents / applications to bd@murdochdubai.ac.aeApplication Process: Business Development Application received, verified and forwarded to Student Services Student Services Application evaluated, turn around time for an offer letter 24hrs – 72hrs Transfer of credits up to 2 weeks Business Development Offer letter & acceptance letter received and sent to respective overseas representative
  • 29. Student Visa Fees STUDENT VISA FEES STUDENT VISA FEES VISA FEES (AED)SI. No VISA Service type Current status Normal Urgent Express FEES (AED) Jawaz card* Emirates ID**** Cautionary deposit**SI.1 Service type Student visa application Current Student outside UAE Normal 1,100 1,600 Urgent 2,200 Express 250 Jawaz 280 Emirates 7,000 CautionaryNo2 Student visa application status Inside UAE - visit visa, previous residence 2,720 3,220 3,820 250 card* 280 ID**** 7,000 deposit** visa of any kind1 Student visa Student 1,100 1,600 2,200 250 280 7,0003 application Student visa renewal outside Sponsored students whose visa has 950 1,200 1,500 250 280 0 UAE expired2 Student visa Inside UAE 2,720 3,220 3,820 250 280 7,0004 Student visa cancellation*** Sponsored students who graduated, 310 560 860 0 0 0 discontinued or became employed while studying application - visit visa, previous residence visa of any5 Administration charges Non refundable 200 200 200 0 0 0 kind6 Mandatory medical insurance unless TBA students provide proof of existing medical insurance within th UAE5 Admin charges Non 200 200 200 0 0 0* Jawaz card is mandatory for all students. refundable** The cautionary deposit is refundable to sponsored students after cancellation of visa, and deduction of all outstanding dues.*** Students who fail to cancel their student visa prior to leaving the UAE after graduation or withdrawal will be considered absconders by the TECOM free zone authority and will forfeit their cautionary deposit and might experience difficulties re-entering the UAE.****Emirates ID card is compulsory for all the sponsored students
  • 30. Documents for Student VisaVisa SponsorshipStudent will need to fill up the application for Student Entry Permit, attaching relevant documentsand paying the applicable fee. In order to make an application for a visa, students need thefollowing:• Student entry permit: a student entry permit must be completed and submitted with eachapplication (form provided by MUISCD)• Passport copies: four photocopies must be submitted with each application•12 recent passport size photos• Student enrollment contract• Previous academic transcripts• Proof of sufficient funds: a bank statement showing sufficient funds more than AED 30,000.If the proof of funds is from a company, then a letter indicating sponsorship willingness must besubmitted.Note: payment of tuition and any other extras such as hostel and book fees do not contribute tothe AED 30,000.
  • 31. Student Visa - Vocabulary TECOM •Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority GSO •Government Services Operations Department DNRD •Dubai Naturalization & Residency Department •AKA: Dubai Immigration KHDA •Knowledge & Human Development Authority EP •Entry Permit RP •Residence Permit (Student Visa)Local Amendment •Changing visa status without exiting the country
  • 32. Student VisaGeneral Visa Regulations• Students on a residency permit are not permitted to work for any employer within or outside theTECOM zone• All students on Dubai International Academic City visas must attend an International StudentOrientation day that will be held in September• Mandatory medical insurance unless students provide proof of existing medical insurance within the UAE• Jawaz card is mandatory for all students• The cautionary deposit is refundable to sponsored students after cancellation of visa, and deduction of all outstanding dues• Emirates ID card is compulsory for all the sponsored students• Only full time students can be granted a student visa• Visas are only valid for one year• All students applying for a Dubai International Academic City student visa and are enrolled or havebeen admitted into an undergraduate program shall not exceed the age of 25• The only exceptions are those students enrolled in a postgraduate program or graduate programs
  • 33. Student Visa - Processes Student Hub Approval obtained GSO of TECOM Application received, verified by back office then sent to DNRD DNRD-Dubai Immigration Actual Processing starts
  • 34. Student VisaFAQ’s• Is a fixed deposit acceptable? Yes, provided it has more than AED 30,000 (+ Financial responsibility letter)• Is a current account acceptable? Yes, provided it has more than AED 30,000 (+ Financial responsibility letter)• Is a savings account acceptable? Yes, provided it has more than AED 30,000 (+ Financial responsibility letter)• Is a overdraft account acceptable? Yes, provided it has more than AED 30,000 (+ Financial responsibility letter)subject to approval depending on the amount of overdraft• If a loan has been taken to pay the education, do you require the Loan disbursement letter or the LoanApproval letter? The GSO does not require any of those letters. The Student hub of DIAC would only require the bankstatement that shows sufficient funds (AED 30,000) with a financial responsibility letter, or a sponsorletter from the employer, or from the university (i.e. if the university provides a student with a study loan,then the University provides a bank statement to the student hub). The authorities (GSO, Immigration)do not interfere with student loans (tuition or others) and do not restrict them as long as the student hubapproves the visa application
  • 35. Student VisaFAQ’s• What documents are required to renew the student’s visa?Student Hub: Student Enrolment Contract signed by the student and the university 1 Passport copy Copy of Bank Statements (equivalent to AED 30,000) + Financial Responsibility Letter Copy of academic transcripts Student Verification letter (from the university) Copy of tuition fee receipt (for the new semester/ trimester) Copy of ID card (TECOM card)GSO: Original Passport Eight (8) colour photograph with white background, size 4.3cm x 5.5cm Four (4) passport photocopies of applicant including visa page Original ID Card Medical check-up (an appointment will be scheduled by the GSO for the same)
  • 36. Student VisaFAQ’s• Can a MBA student sponsor his/her spouse? Yes, the student applies for an MBA trainee visa (at the initial time of application), normal student visacannot be converted later on to a trainee visa A lady cannot sponsor her husband• Can a MBA student sponsor his wife and kids? Subject to immigration approval, security checks and remaining balance of visa• Can the wife work? Yes, the student’s wife can work provided she obtains a NOC from her husbandGeneral NotesEach university has a maximum of 10 visas for (trainee MBA students)The MBA trainee visa application is subject to approval and security checksThis visa is preferable not marketed for
  • 37. Student Transportation• Murdoch University provides transportation for students• We have a bus service operating from different locations in and around the UAE• For more information please visit:http://www.murdochdubai.com/Future-students/Choosing-Murdoch/On-campus-support/Transportation fees may increase at any time as per the universitys sole discretion due to rising fuel prices, market price and inflation
  • 38. Other ExpensesLiving Expenses AED USD**Sharing 1,200/- approx (for 1 month) 330/- approx (for 1 month)Studio 2,500/- approx (for 1 month) 685/- approx (for 1 month)1 B/R 4,000/- approx (for 1 month) 1,095/- approx (for 1 month)2 B/R 5,000/- approx (for 1 month) 1,370/- approx (for 1 month)Recommended Locations for student accommodation:• Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and International City: • The communities possess a range of residential and lifestyle facilities which include: • Schools • Universities • Hospitals • Community centres • Shopping complexes • Swimming pools • Tennis courts
  • 39. Follow Murdoch University Dubai www.facebook.com/murdochdubai http://twitter.com/MurdochUniDubai http://www.youtube.com/user/MurdochDubai
  • 40. Strategic partnerships and affiliations
  • 41. Murdoch Dubai studentsAttend the graduation in Australia
  • 42. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Raghav Lal raghav.lal@murdochdubai.ac.ae +971 4 4355700 Aarti Jethwani aarti.jethwani@murdochdubai.ac.ae +971 4 4355700
  • 43. Contact us: Tel: +971 4 4 355 700 Facsimile: +971 4 435 5704Email: admissions@murdochdubai.ac.ae PO Box 345005, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE Website: www.murdochdubai.ac.ae