Future Campus

As part of DIFC’s vision to develop human capital and the skills needed for the future, the DIFC Academy in partnership with EdAid, has launched the Future Campus. This platform will offer online education opportunities to UAE nationals and residents from leading global academic institutions. The Future Campus will be part of the DIFC Academy and will be the fourth initiative alongside three schools dedicated to Finance, Law and Management.

Up to 25,000 students will have access to over 400 online programmes, focusing on acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a sustainable and innovative future for the global finance industry.Located in the DIFC Innovation Hub at the Gate Avenue, The Future Campus provides a physical co-working, and co-study space for students enrolled in world-class online education courses.

Rethinking the University Experience
A visionary campus in DIFC that combines online learning with a 30,000 sq ft co-study, co-working space to learn, innovate & create.
Study with the world's top Universities online from Dubai
Students can apply to 400+ online University offerrings from professional Short Courses & Boot Camps to full Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degrees.
Building a pathway to the next step on the career ladder
In an increasingly competitive hiring landscape students need the skills to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow. Future Campus helps students level-up.

How it Works

1. Search Courses
Whether you're looking to study Blockchain Strategy at Oxford, get skilled in Data Analytics with UC Berkeley Boot Camps or embark upon the UCL MBA, we'll help you find the online course for you. Apply to study at the world's best Universities from Future Campus.
2. Apply
Once you've decided what you'd like to study, you'll be directed to the University, where you can apply directly to the course of your choice.
3. Payment plan
Once accepted onto your chosen programme, you'll be able to explore a range of payment options for your tuition with EdAid.
4. Study
Studying will be completed online & flexes around life's other commitments. Students will have full use of Future Campus for co-study, workshops and networking events.
5. Graduate
Students will graduate with the same skills & qualification from their course as if they had completed it in-person.

The Future Campus offers world-class education, delivered online to equip participants with the necessary skills to handle the rapid changes that the Fourth Industrial Revolution demands.

Participants gain the skills and aptitude to be employment ready. In doing so, the growing pool of world-class talent available to companies in Dubai & the wider Arab world is enhanced.

"Our people are our greatest resource."

- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Study Options

Students that enroll via the Future Campus will receive free access to the space for studying, career counselling, LinkedIn and job placement support.




8-10 Weeks

Sample programmes

  • Oxford Blockhain Strategy Programme
  • Harvard VPAL Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age
  • Harvard VPAL Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age
  • MIT Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

boot camps



3-6 Months

Sample programmes

  • Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp
  • Berkeley Data Analytics Boot Camp
  • GW FinTech Boot Camp
  • ASU Cybersecurity Boot Camp




36 Months

Sample programmes

  • LSE BSc Data Science and Business Analytics
  • LSE BSc Data Business and Management
  • LSE BSc Data Economics
  • LSE BSc Data Economics and Management

boot camps



12-24 Months

Sample programmes

  • Harvard Business Analytics Programme
  • Syracuse MS in Supply Chain Management

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