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MENA’s private education market set to flourish

Private education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a booming market that will be worth $11.2 billion and service 300,000 students in 2015, due to the promise of long-term revenue from a sector where the demand outweighs supply, payment plans that allow tuition fees to be submitted in advance and government that can provide strong support.

Rise in MENA students predicted in UK

British universities and pathway providers say they are seeing a rise in interest from Middle Eastern students as countries in the region try to up-skill young people and increase employment. According to UCAS, there was an 11.4% increase in undergraduate applications from the Middle East in 2012-2013. However, some say competition in the market is rising.

First universities portal launched for MENA

The first ever search portal for higher education in the Middle East and North Africa has been launched in Dubai and is set for international expansion. ‘Uni and I’ lists regional universities along with key information, and already features 675 institutions.