in collaboration with the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)

Date: 10–11 March 2023
Time: 08:00–18:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Location: New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Two days packed with regionally focused workshops and small group discussions on the latest university admissions topics and trends

You’ll experience a dynamic and intimate atmosphere where guidance counsellors and university admissions professionals expand their networks as they support and learn with each other.

The schedule maximises networking opportunities for counsellors to explore the many exciting worldwide study prospects for their students, guided by the latest admissions information.

We plan the event in collaboration with the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME).

The CIS Middle East Institute was informative, professional, fun, enlightening, and so worthwhile. I truly look forward to future events like this.

Event attendee 2019
You can expect to:
  • Network and collaborate in person
  • Exchange ideas that support international student mobility
  • Learn about regional developments, trends, and other topics related to students in the Middle East who aspire to study internationally
  • Raise the profile of your institution
  • Establish key connections across the Middle East
  • For counsellors: Learn more about global university options for your students in the Middle East, including admissions requirements plus financial aid and scholarship possibilities
  • For universities: Get direct access to students and parents from the United Arab Emirates at the student fair
The event includes:
  • Keynote and general sessions for both universities and schools
  • Workshops and small group discussions focused on university admissions relevant to students and schools in the Middle East
  • A student fair for registered universities to meet students from the United Arab Emirates
Additional opportunities in the region:

Extend your stay to meet more students and counsellors in the Middle East by attending an additional fair organized by CIS in Doha on 8 March. Another fair date in the region will be announced soon.

Additionally, CIS Supporting Member Wren International offers a comprehensive Middle East student recruitment tour in the days before the CIS Middle East Institute, allowing universities to visit schools and meet students in several other countries beyond the United Arab Emirates.