United Arab Emirates Citizens and Children of National Mothers

Admission Criteria

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Students who have scores of TOEFL 500/iBT 61, or IELTS (Academic) 5.0 will be directly admitted to UAEU.

  3. To be pre-admitted to the university, a student must have a score of 500 or higher for the EMSAT English Exam.

  4. 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:


Documents Required

  1. Copy of valid passport

  2. Copy of valid visa (for non-locals)

  3. Copy of nationality ID (Kholasat Al Qaid) for local students only

  4. Copy of UAE identity card

  5. Copy of birth certificate

  6. Four recent passport size photographs

  7. Original or true copy of Grade 12 or high school certificate

  8. Letter of equivalence from private schools that do not follow the government curriculum

  9. Health insurance card covering Abu Dhabi, or proof of registration until the card is available

  10. 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.


May 11, 2017