Freshman applicants are the ones who never been to a higher education institution before, and have had just completed their high school.

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Review the admission requirements and the important dates and  deadline.

Admission requirements

High School Certificate

A) Holders of UAE Secondary School Certificate

Original Copy of the General Secondary School Certificate, attested by the UAE Ministry of Education. The minimum score average required for direct admission is based on the academic stream followed by the applicants during their senior school year, as following:

1 - For All undergraduate programs except for (Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and Bachelor of Science in Design), applicants should fulfil the below minimum score for direct admission

  • Advance/ Scientific stream: Minimum average is 75%
  • General/ literary stream: Minimum average is 80%
  • Other Streams (Technical, Vocational, Commercial ,,, etc): Minimum Average is 80%

2 - For applicants to the Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and Bachelor of Science in Design
The minimum score average required for direct admission is based on the academic stream followed by the applicants during their senior school year, as following:

  • Advance/ Scientific stream: Minimum average is 80%
  • General/ literary stream: Minimum average is 85%
  • Other Streams (Technical, Vocational, Commercial ,,, etc): Minimum Average is 85%

B) International students

Applications of holders of a non UAE High School Certificate, obtained abroad, are processed in accordance with the relative decrees by the UAE Ministery of Education, as follows:

In general, holders of the National High School Certificate of a foreign country are eligible for admission if :

  • The minimum average for admission as stipulated in part (A) is applied
  • The certificate is considered for admissions in public universities of the Country where it was delivered,
  • The certificate was obtained after at least 11 years of schooling,
  • The certificate includes at least 6 subjects covering the four areas: Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts.
  • Holders of High School Certificates from countries having two-levels High School Certificates must submit the certificate of the higher level.
  • Applicants are required to submit certificate of equivalency for their High School Certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education.

C) Holders of American High School Diploma:

  • The minimum average for admission as stipulated in part (A) is applied.
  • High School Diploma (grade 10, 11 & 12) attested by the UAE Ministry of Education
  • Applicants are required to submit certificate of equivalency for their High School Certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education

D) Holders of British System Certificate (IGCSE, GCSE):

The minimum required for university admission is a total of seven (7) subjects at O-level and AS/A2 level (5 o-level plus 2 AS/A level),with a minimum grade of “C”

The courses should cover at least four of the following fields:

  • Mathematics
  • Languages
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies and Humanities
  • Arts and Design


  • In addition, students will need to submit the following documents to complete their admission process:

  • School Leaving Certificate (Grade 13)
  • Applicants are required to submit certificate of equivalency for their High School Certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education.

Probation Admission

Students who didn't achieve the minimum average required for direct admission (Except for Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business Administration) will be probationary admitted for one semester, where they will be allowed to enroll in a maximum of 12 Credit Hours, and should achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.0 by the end of the semester.
Students who fail to achieve the aforementioned condition, will be dismissed from the program.

Language Proficiency Requirements (English & Arabic)

Applicants should provide a valid copy of one of the following:

TOEFL ITP scored 500 or above, (The TOEFL ITP can be taken at any of the accredited higher education institutions in UAE).
OR TOEFL iBT, scored 61 or above.
OR IELTS Academic scored 5.0 or above.
OR EmSAT English 1100

Applicants for Bachelor in Public Relations (Arabic) and Bachelor of Law should provide a valid copy of one of the following English Proficiency Exams

TOEFL ITP scored 450 or above, (The TOEFL ITP can be taken at any of the accredited higher education institutions in UAE).
OR IELTS Academic scored 4.5 or above.
OR EmSAT English 950

Applicants for Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Public Relations (Arabic) should submit Valid (EmSAT- Arabic) Test report with minimum score of 1000 as part of the admission requirements to the program

UAE NATIONAL EXAM (EMSAT) REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Bachelor of Law should submit valid copy of the EmSAT exam in the following subjects:

  • EmSAT Mathematics: minimum score of 800
  • EmSAT Arabic: minimum score of 1000

Applicants to the Bachelor of Business Administration, should submit valid copy of the EmSAT exam in the following subjects:

  • EmSAT Mathematics: minimum score of 600
  • EmSAT Arabic: minimum score of 600, Non-Arabic speakers will be required to take an Arabic preparatory courses for non-Arabic speakers during their first semester at the university.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Public Relations (Arabic) should submit a valid copy of the EmSAT exam in the following subjects:

  • EmSAT Arabic: minimum score of 1000

All applicants should sit for the Entry Interview

All applicants should write one-page (250 words) personal admission statement in English or in the case of intending CLAW students, in Arabic.

Valid Passport Copy

Valid Emirates ID

Certificate of Good Conduct (From Local Police Authority).

Conditional Admission

Students who are unable to meet the admission requirements regarding the TOEFL or IELTS English Proficiency test scores (see above) are conditionally admitted to the Intensive English Program (IEP) offered by the English Language Institute (ELI) provided that they obtain the required scores of 500+ AUE TOEFL or 5.0+ Academic IELTS or 61+ iBT TOEFL test. Before the end of their first semester at the university.

Placement Tests

New students at all undergraduate programs will have to sit for placement tests as per their program of study.

Computer Technology

All new undergraduate students will need to sit for placement tests in computer technology, students who fail in the test, will need to take a preparatory course in computer technology during their first semester in AUE.

Mathematics

All new undergraduate students in the College of Computer Information Technology and College Of Business Administration will need to take placement test in Mathematics, students who fail in the test, will need to take a preparatory course in Mathematics during their first semester in AUE.

Physics

All new undergraduate students in the College of Computer Information Technology will need to take placement test in Physics, students who fail in the test, will need to take a preparatory course in Physics during their first semester in AUE.

Arabic

All new undergraduate students in the College of Law and Bachelor of Public Relations (Arabic stream) will need to take placement test in Arabic, students who fail in the test, will need to take a preparatory course in Arabic during their first semester in AUE.

Drawing

All new undergraduate students in the College of Design will need to take placement test in Drawing, students who fail in the test, will need to take a preparatory course in Drawing during their first semester in AUE.

 

Students who will be studying preparatory courses, will only be able to enroll in maximum of 12 Credit Hours of regular courses during their first semester.

Important Dates and Deadline

Applicants should make sure they submit their application before the following admission deadlines:

September

FALL SEMESTER

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

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You can submit your application through the following link

kindly make sure to read the admission requirements carefully before applying.

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Once you have completed the application form and uploaded the required documents, you will be given a tracking number in order to track the status of your application.

You will be receiving a confirmation Email/Offer from the admission office as soon as possible.

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