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Entry requirements for United Arab Emirates

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with an overall average of 85% and at least 85% in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

You will be required to successfully complete the Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall average of 85%, with at least a minimum of 85% in key subject areas to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to have A-levels or the equivalent of the International Baccalaureate Diploma or to have successfully completed a recognised International Foundation Programme to qualify for our undergraduate courses.

Alternatively, the successful completion of a University diploma or a Higher College of Technology (or other) 2-year Diploma or an associate degree or one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Emirati University may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

If you have a good bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4, you will be considered for entry on to our postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate research courses

If you are applying for research courses from the UAE, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

You will be considered for PhD study if you have a good master's degree.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.