All students applying for admission to the university will need to satisfy one of the following English Proficiency tests:
- 61 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL (IBT TOEFL), or
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic, with a minimum overall score of 5.0 in each band, or
- 500+ in the Institutional TOEFL and 5+ in the WritePlacer test both administrated by Abu Dhabi University.
The TOEFL or IELTS tests should have been taken no more than two years prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University.
Students who do not meet the English Proficiency as stated above are required to take the Institutional TOEFL and the WritePlacer at Abu Dhabi University to determine their placement in the Intensive English Levels offered by the English Language Institute (ELI).