Fees and Scholarships

Fees and Scholarships

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Dubai College of Tourism is committed to providing affordable, quality education ensuring the best talent in the UAE are able to pursue a career in the tourism sector.

The total course fees for the 2020/2021 academic year are listed in the table below for Tourism, Retail Business, Events, and Hospitality programmes:



The total course fees for the 2020/2021 academic year are listed in the table below for the Culinary Arts programme:




All programmes have been designed to help students excel in their chosen specialty with the one-year certificate programme preparing them to directly enter the workforce. However, students can also continue with their education by progressing to the Diploma which takes an additional year of study.



Once offered a place on a course, students have 30 days to accept their offer and pay AED 500 of the non-refundable deposit of AED 2,000 required to secure their place. (This is payable by credit/debit card on the online application portal or by bank transfer). By August 31st, 2020, the remaining balance of the deposit of AED 1,500 will be due. This amount is later deducted from the total programme fee. 


Payment Plan

Emirati and UAE residents will be able to pay the fees in 10 equal monthly instalments. Postdated cheques will need to be provided to DCT by 10th September 2020. Other forms of payment can replace these if requested prior to the cheques being cashed.

Are you applying as an international student? Find out more here. 


Terms & Conditions

Programme fees and payment plans are subject to eligibility, payment, refund and privacy policies. For more information, please contact admissions@dct.ac.ae.




DCT is proud to offer a range of scholarships and awards to enable students to study at our institution.

We also provide a range of merit awards in recognition of academic achievement as well as awards supporting students demonstrating exceptional industry promise.

All students applying to DCT will be considered for scholarships and awards with each student being entitled to a maximum of one scholarship and one award. Scholarships will be retained for the duration of the students studies at DCT. Awards will be reviewed annually based on a student’s performance.




In line with DCT's mission to provide quality education and opportunities in the tourism sector for young people calling the UAE their home, DCT will provide the Year of Tolerance Scholarship to students who can provide a copy of a grade 12 (or equivalent) high school graduation certificate from a UAE registered school or college.

UAE NATIONALS: 25% Discount

As part of Dubai Tourism’s ongoing commitment to support UAE Nationals in the tourism industry, UAE Nationals will receive a 25% discount on course fees.



MEDYAF AWARD: Discount of 3,750 AED/year

For a student who holds a UAE passport and shows exceptional promise and interest in the industry. 

INDUSTRY PROMISE AWARD: Discount of 1,750 AED/year

For a student who shows exceptional promise and interest in their chosen industry during the admissions process.

ACADEMIC MERIT AWARD: Discount of 2,750 AED/year

For a student who has exceptional performance in Grade 12 and performs well during the admissions process.


For students who can demonstrate exceptional performance in the arts, sports or an another extra curricular activity.

CORPORATE AWARD: Discount of 1,750 AED/year

For students who can demonstrate a parent works in the tourism, hospitality, retail, events or culinary arts industry through producing a current employment contract.

Please note: Students can avail up to one Scholarship and one award (the combination of maximum discount).


Progression from the Certificate programmes to Diploma level is dependent on the student:

  • Receiving receiving a GPA of 2.5 or above as their average cumulative grade score for the year
  • Meeting attendance obligations with a record of 90% and over
  • Having a track record of good behaviour and performance


If you are already living in the UAE or are considering moving to the UAE it is a requirement that you have a valid visa allowing you to study.

DCT will assist students to obtain a student visa, allowing students to live and study in the UAE for the duration of their studies.  We understand that the visa process can be daunting but the DCT admissions team will be happy to discuss all the details with you.

To learn more about applying as an international student, click here.
For more information of the visa process, click here.

International students will be considered for DCT scholarships and awards as detailed above.