BITS Dubai – Campus, Courses, Admission, Fee,Scholarships


BITS Dubai – Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Dubai Campus and BPDC or BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is a private technical university located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is originally the branch of BITS, Pilani India. The first ever Indian University of higher learning went international on 5 December 2007 with a magnificent campus at Dubai International Academic City. The institute offers many undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. The admission is strictly merit-based with no reservations of any category.


Courses offered  at BITS, Dubai

BITS, Dubai offers all engineering, management, and humanities programmes at its campus. the institute has a dual degree programme for students aspiring for the 5-year term degree at the campus.

Courses offered

Course Term

Civil Engineering

Integrated First Degree/B.E Programmes

Chemical Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering


Electronics & Communication Engineering

Design Engineering

Higher Degree/M.E Programmes

Electrical( with specialization in Power electronics & devices)


Software Systems

M.B.A Programme

P.hD programme

P.hD BITS Dubai

BITS Dubai Academic

BITS Dubai Campus

The campus is located in Dubai International Academic City. The campus admits 1700 students from across 20 countries diversifying its cultural heritage. The Dubai campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) is ranked among the top 200 universities in Asia 2016 list of engineering campuses. BITS Pilani’s Dubai campus stands out for its high-quality video conferencing connecting all the three campuses and classrooms, well-equipped labs, and the practice school. Campus with its unique blend of cultural diversity and technical specialization with such high rank of studies make it one of the most popular campuses in Dubai.

How to reach BITS Dubai: Located at the Dubai International Academic City opposite to Dubai Silicon Oasis, you can reach BITS Dubai Campus by taking Exit 50 from the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road or Exit 16 from the Al Ain Highway. The two roads connect to BITS Dubai campus well.

Address BITS, Dubai

BITS Eligibility Criteria – Dubai Campus

The candidate wishing for admission in BITS, Dubai has to meet the BITSAT eligibility criteria for the particular programme as given below:

For admission to any of the undergraduate programmes

  • Candidates must have passed the required examination, which is the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination of Ministry of Education, UAE or all the central, state examinations of 10+2 level in India/or its equivalent from any recognized State, the National or International board with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
  • It is recommended to go through the official website and look for the recognizability of your school/college.

No BITSAT Entrance exam is required to get admission in BITS Pilani – Dubai.

Minimum Marks Requirement

  • The candidates must have obtained a minimum 60% aggregate of marks in the 10+2 exam.
  • Minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects with at least 50% marks in each subject is necessary.
  • For admission to B.E. Biotechnology, candidates with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology will be accepted with a minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects, with at least 50% marks in each subject.
  • Candidate meeting aggregate criteria(securing less than 50% marks in any of the three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology) will be accepted for provisional admission.
  • The equivalent marks are decided by the official admission council for GPA & CGPA grading system.

English Language Requirement:

  • Good proficiency in English is essential for admission.
  • Candidates who have completed the qualifying/10+2 examination from Non-English medium school/college. It is necessary for candidates to secure minimum TOEFL Score of 500 in paper-based test or 61 in internet based test or an IELTS Score of 5 or above.
Admission is based on the Grade 12 marks/ its equivalent. There is no separate admission/entrance test for Dubai Campus. It is recommended to please go through Admission Bulletin carefully for all details on the Admission Process.

BITS Dubai Fee Structure

All the course fee are the same. The BITS, Dubai fee in rupees and dirham is given. The fee structure for the academic year 2019 is given in the table below.

Fee Structure

One Time Payable Fee at the Time of Admission

First Degree

Higher Degree



INR(Rupee) AED(Dirham) INR(Rupee) AED(Dirham)


Admission Fee

1,890 37,176.3 1,890 37,176.3 1,890


Application Fee

220 4,327.4 220 4,327.4 220


Activity Fee

1,155 22,718.85 1,155 22,718.85 1,155


Caution Deposit

5,000 98,350 2,000 98,350 2,000


Tuition Fee (Payable in two installments)

First Semester

22,733 4,47,158.1 16,275


2,520(on campus),

3,780 (part time/off campus)

49,568.4(on campus),

74,352.6(part time/off campus)

Second Semester

22,733 4,47,158.1 16,275


Summer Term

5,670 1,11,528.9

VISA/Insurance Fee if availed by Student from campus

Fresh Visa Fee

2,900 AED

57,043 INR

Visa Renewal Fee

2,150 AED

42,290.5 INR

Medical Insurance Fee

1,628 AED

32,022.8 INR

Hostel/Accommodation Fee

First Semester

15,000 AED

2,95,050 INR

Second Semester

15,000 AED

2,95,050 INR

Summer Term

5,200 AED

1,02,284 INR

Hostel Caution Deposit

2,000 AED

39,340 INR

Faculty Fee

788 p.a. AED

15,500 INR

Detailed Information visit the official website

The conversion of United ArabEmirates Dirham into Indian Rupee is done on the basis of the current value of rupee with respect to the Dirham.

Annual fee BITS, Dubai:

  1. At the time of admission- 8,265 AED;  INR 162,562.55
  2. Semester Fee one year- 51,136 AED;  INR 1,005,845.1
  3. Visa/ Insurance fee- 6,678 AED;  INR 131,356.3

Understanding the Fee Structure

  • Admission fee is the one-time depositing amount. It should be deposited at the time of admission.
  • The application fee is the fee deposited at the time of applying to BITS Dubai admissions.
  • The activity fee is the amount which is paid for the student organization at the campus.
  • Caution Deposit is the amount which university charge each student at the time of admissions. The money is refundable after the completion of university study.
  • Semester Fee is the amount paid for each semester study. it can be paid in two installments one at the time of admission & second in November of the academic year.
  • The summer term fee is deposited for the practice school/ the summer internship programmes available at BITS Dubai.
  • The visa and insurance fee is subject to change according to taxes and VAT. It is the amount paid by an international student studying at BITS Dubai. The amount is paid to the fee department if the facilities are availed from the campus itself.
  • The hostel accommodation fee includes food, electricity and all the necessary facilities.

Scholarships at BITS Dubai

There are many scholarships available at BITS Dubai campus for all the meritorious and needy students. The institute makes sure to provide all financial aid to the deserving students at the campus. The available scholarships are given below:

  • Merit in the qualifying exam: Board toppers are automatically eligible for the merit scholarship at BITS Dubai. All the new direct admissions are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Merit Scholarship for students in the second semester: This scholarship is available for students scoring highest overall marks in the previous semester. The student needs to apply for availing this scholarship.
  • Other Financial Aid: The different scholarships for students under special categories.

The detailed information regarding BITS, Dubai scholarship process can be read from here

Scholarships BITS, Dubai