Admission to the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is based on relevant student academic preparation and performance levels, and the instructional capacities of academic programs. Applicants’ eligibility for admission will be based on a combination of their Grade 12 grade average score, and the results of their EMSAT English examination.
A minimum of 75% for students’ Grade 12 certificate will be required, and 85% if applying to the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Additionally, the College of Engineering requires applicants to achieve a minimum of 80% in mathematics and 80% in either physics or chemistry for their GSC exam, or its equivalent.
Students who have scores of TOEFL 500/iBT 61, or IELTS (Academic) 5.0 will be directly admitted to UAEU.
To be pre-admitted to the university, a student must have a score of 500 or higher for the EMSAT English Exam.
Students who study in the British system are required to pass 5 subjects at GCSE Level and 2 subjects at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Advanced (A) Level, at grade C or above in all 7 subjects.
How to Apply
Admission to the university is done electronically through the National Admissions and Placement Office (NAPO), at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Please visit the link below:
Copy of valid passport
Copy of valid visa (for non-locals)
Copy of nationality ID (Kholasat Al Qaid) for local students only
Copy of UAE identity card
Copy of birth certificate
Four recent passport size photographs
Original or true copy of Grade 12 or high school certificate
Letter of equivalence from private schools that do not follow the government curriculum
Health insurance card covering Abu Dhabi, or proof of registration until the card is available
For children of national mothers, copy of mother’s valid passport plus mother’s nationality
ID or mother’s UAE identity card
Note:Students who hold no nationality should bring a UAE identity card.