Recruit & Meet Students in

Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Oman

Fall

2024

Dates:
Fall: 17th - 25th September , 2024

Region Specific Experience

9+
Cities Visited
65+
Schools Visited
International
School Type
120+
High School Network

Fall 2024: Middle East Fairs

Deadline for Fall ME Tour - August 15th, 2024

Spring 2025: Middle East Fairs

Deadline for Spring ME Tour - January 15, 2025

Pro Tip

  • Each country we’ve visited on the Middle East has a distinct education system and your target audience is the local population as much as the expat population in the region. It’s strongly advised to sit through our orientation to know more about each region.
  • Coming Soon – Middle East Counsellor HUB!

Why Recruit in Middle East

Number of International Schools: 2264+
Over 250000: Students Studying Abroad
Major Transit Hubs: Doha and Dubai making it easy to access
Huge Expat and Affluent Local Communities: Making it Diverse

About the Region

The Middle East has a very unique recruitment landscape. Here, you’re not only focused on the local population but also a significant expat population who actively seek opportunities outside the region. You will find yourself navigating through country specific policies, approval lists and visa requirements. Campus Connect hosts events in Fall and Spring each year and be sure to check in with our team on country specific regulations for the Middle East.

Qatar

Qatar, a small yet affluent nation on the Arabian Peninsula, boasts a thriving economy fueled by its abundant oil and gas reserves amidst a landscape of modernity and tradition. Qatar’s international schools around 157, situated mainly in the capital city Doha cater to a diverse range of expatriate communities, including students from various countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, and many others. These schools cater to expatriate communities and offer various international curricula, such as British, American, International Baccalaureate (IB), and others.

UAE

The United Arab Emirates specifically, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah is home to several international schools and world class universities alike.Renowned for its iconic skyscrapers and luxurious lifestyle, it stands as a beacon of prosperity in the Middle East, blending rich cultural heritage with rapid modernization. International schools in UAE follow rigorous curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), British curriculum (IGCSE, A-levels), American curriculum (AP), or other internationally recognized programs. Majority of schools are based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is responsible for overseeing and regulating the education sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Bahrain

Bahrain, an archipelago in the Arabian Gulf, exudes a unique blend of ancient history and modernity, with a dynamic economy driven by finance and tourism amidst a backdrop of cultural diversity. Bahrain’s international schools prepare students for global mobility and competitiveness in the international job market. Global universities can appeal to Bahraini students by highlighting the opportunities for global networking, career advancement, and personal growth available through studying abroad. Despite the financial resources available to some expatriate families, there may still be students who require financial assistance to pursue higher education opportunities abroad.

Oman

Oman, nestled on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, offers a captivating mix of rugged landscapes, historic forts, and a rich maritime heritage, drawing visitors with its warm hospitality and traditional charm. Muscat, the capital city of Oman, is home to several international schools that cater to expatriate families and offer a diverse range of curriculum and reputable international curricula such as the British, American, or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. These schools are known for their high academic standards and rigorous educational offerings, preparing students for success in higher education abroad.
As overall international student mobility continues to grow, it seems likely that the coming years will see the number of Middle Eastern students abroad continue to climb, putting the region increasingly on the radar of universities’ international recruitment offices. At the same time, the region’s own institutions are gaining greater global recognition.