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International Students

Choosing the right university is one of the most important educational decisions you will have to make. We invite you to journey with us to discover the rich experience that Abu Dhabi University and the United Arab Emirates have to offer in terms of your total learning...

Future Students

Application forms and supplementary information are available at the Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department. Applications for admission should be submitted by the dates announced by the Admissions...

Current Students

Being an Abu Dhabi University student means that you are expected to question, explore …. and enjoy. The future needs citizens who can think across borders and beyond narrow specializations, and that is what Abu Dhabi University gets you ready for!...

Contact Details

For your convenience, we are open from Sunday -Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm

How to apply

Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"...

English Language Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) is proud to offer a range of language foundation and pre-sessional programmes to help students learn language ...

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Choosing the right university is one of the most important educational decisions you will have to make. We invite you to journey with us to discover the rich experience that Abu Dhabi University and the United Arab Emirates have to offer in terms of your total learning experience.

As you explore these pages, you will discover that Abu Dhabi University is student-centric, and provides not only for the academic, but also for the social and sporting interests of our students to provide a dynamic, enriching and ultimately successful journey.

Abu Dhabi University opened its doors in 2003 to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The founders of the university envisioned an institution that would be among the best in the United Arab Emirates, the Arabian Gulf region and throughout the world. This is a great challenge for a new institution of higher learning, but one that can and will be attained in the years ahead. Abu Dhabi University offers a range of undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education

Abu Dhabi University currently serves more than 7000 students from over 62 different nationalities

Contact Information

International Relations Office

Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae

Phone: +971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

TESTIMONIES

Sukaina from Jordan

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The staff at ADU are very helpful from the moment you land in UAE to the time you progress to University. They're always there for you. I think studying here has definitely changed me as a person. I've become more responsible, more organized and more confident.

Ahmed Omotayo from Nigeria

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I have taken part in the extracurricular activities in the University and have made lots of friends. The other students are really friendly. UAE generally is an exciting place to stay and having access to one of the most beautiful cities in the world is nothing short of AWESOMENESS!

Asta Sadou from Cameroun

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When I first arrived at the International College, I was pleasantly surprised by how many different countries are represented among the student community here. Studying in such a diverse environment is fantastic and I have made many good friends.

Faiq Amir from Pakistan

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I chose to come to UAE for my college education because it is one of the places where things are happening. And now I realize that choosing Abu Dhabi University is the best decision I have ever made.

Future Students Back

Application forms and supplementary information are available at the Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department. Applications for admission should be submitted by the dates announced by the Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department and published in the Abu Dhabi University Academic Calendar. Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, and has intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will provide the date, time, and place of the required entrance examination, if any. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis. All documents received by Abu Dhabi University in connection with applications for admission will become the property of Abu Dhabi University. Under no circumstances will they be returned to the applicant, forwarded to another institution, or duplicated for any other purpose.

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Students submitting their applications to Abu Dhabi University must certify that the information they have provided to Abu Dhabi University is truthful and accurate. If relevant information is not disclosed to Abu Dhabi University upon admission, this will be grounds for rejection of the application or termination of enrollment.

If the student is found to have provided false or misleading information in their Abu Dhabi University application and supporting documents, or if the student fails to disclose relevant information in order to meet Abu Dhabi University admissions requirements, the Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will decline the student’s application to Abu Dhabi University or immediately deactivate the student’s registration status and freeze any on-campus activities in which he/she is involved.

Abu Dhabi University will admit qualified students without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, or physical impairment/abilities. Physically challenged students must provide for their own special needs while attending Abu Dhabi University.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Completed online application form.
  • Certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate or its equivalent.
  • Original Equivalency letter issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE (please contact the admission office for details).
  • Recent passport sized photographs.
  • Copy of a valid passport (and residence visa, if resident in the UAE).
  • Copy of UAE National ID Card (if resident in the UAE).
  • Official score report either: Academic IELTS(5.0), iBT TOEFL(61) or ITP 500 (taken at ADUKG or Amideast Institute only).
  • Official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer.
  • Proof of eleven years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects.
  • Non-refundable application fee (online payment).

Current Students Back

Being an Abu Dhabi University student means that you are expected to question, explore …. and enjoy. The future needs citizens who can think across borders and beyond narrow specializations, and that is what Abu Dhabi University gets you ready for!

Your Abu Dhabi University experience will lead to a well-rounded individual, excelling not just in the major you selected, but ensuring that you are able to think analytically and acquire new skills in today's most demanding and ever-changing environment.

Abu Dhabi University is committed to the principles of service, applying both administrative/academic policies and procedures. We invite you to explore Abu Dhabi University services listed on the right side of your screen. Please let us know if you have questions, suggestions, or need further assistance with one or more of our services by e-mailing the listed manager or by emailing: feedback@adu.ac.ae

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Scholarships & Financial aid

Financial Aid

Sanabil -Qutoof Program:

The level of financial aid is determined after a comprehensive assessment of the candidate's eligibility based on need. Financial support may range from 10 percent to 40 percent waiver on tuition fees.

Initial Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students with a UAE permanent resident visa enrolled in an undergraduate program at ADU excluding international and GCC candidates.
  • Demonstrable evidence of financial need as supported in application documents, submissions and upon further investigation.
  • Evidence of a minimum grade of 70 percent on finishing examinations from secondary education for first year students and a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.5 for the continuing students.
  • Financial aid is available only to students who are enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester or 3 credit hours for Winter and Summer terms
  • Meeting the English language proficiency requirements as defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Ongoing Financial Aid Maintenance Requirements:

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5.
  • A minimum of 6 passed credit hours per semester except for Winter and Summer terms.
  • Completion of registered community service hours.

Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations shall apply to financial aid:

  • Students who appeal the committee’s decision have two weeks after the results are announced to file an appeal based on additional evidence to be considered.
  • In case a student qualifies for more than one tuition waiver, scholarship, financial aid benefit or Faculty/Staff tuition waiver, the student shall be given the option to choose only one of their entitled Waiver Programs. Financial aid will not cover any repeated courses including grades such as F, WA, and W.
  • Any student who is found guilty of a student code of conduct violation or an academic integrity offense or if a student found guilty of providing false documents to become eligible for financial aid support will forfeit their eligibility for any financial support provided by ADU for the remaining study in ADU.
  • Any withdrawal from classes during a given semester without prior approval from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid may result in a financial aid cancelation.
  • Benefits outlined herein shall be granted according to the number of credit hours per major indicated by the study plan.
  • Financial aid will cover the Winter and Summer terms.
  • In the case where minimum required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) are not met and the student risks losing financial benefits, the student shall be entitled to a one-semester probationary period to be given only once during their study duration.
  • All the eligible/qualifying students will be receiving the fund based on the budget availability. ADU Management not required explaining the fund allocation methodology. Continuing students need to re-apply for financial aid on a yearly basis and are required to submit updated documents throughout the academic year within the time frame mentioned in the academic calendar.
  • Students must dedicate 20 hours per semester academic year, as an approved form of community service and charitable volunteer work, on-campus or outside ADU is required.

Scholarships

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A variety of scholarships are offered to encourage students to develop academic strength, discipline and a sense of community. The maximum coverage period of any scholarship is four years, or upon graduation, whichever is sooner. In some cases, the English language requirements are also included. It is not necessary to re-apply for a scholarship as long all maintenance criteria (outlined below) are met.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarship (10 scholarships annually)

Value: 100 % waiver on tuition, application fee, registration fee, student services fee and health service fee.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship is available to the top 10 public secondary school graduates across the UAE who are newly admitted &join ADU in the fall semester only. The H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed AI Nahayan Scholarship will be applicable to the period of time the student is enrolled at ADU in full time status.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is contingent upon the selection and formal approval from the Office of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed AI Nahyan.
  • Meeting the English Language Proficiency Requirements defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Ongoing Scholarship Maintenance Requirements:

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of3.70.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Chairman's Scholarship (5 scholarships annually)

Value: 100 percent waiver on tuition, application fee, registration fee, student services fee and health service fee.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship is available to students who obtain an average of 97% or above in each of their last three years of secondary school who newly graduate from secondary school and join ADU in the same year of their secondary school graduation. Eligible students may receive university scholarship for the period of time they are enrolled at ADU in fulltime status.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is contingent upon the selection and forma l approval from the Office of the Chairman.
  • Meeting the English Language Proficiency Requirements defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Ongoing Scholarship Maintenance:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.70.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

University Scholarship

Value: 30% or 20% waiver on tuition fees for UAE &GCC candidates (GCC candidates must provide official attested documents).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students who newly graduated from secondary school with an average of 95 to 100 percent and join in fall of their gradation year may receive a scholarship with a value up to 30 percent of the tuition.
  • Students who newly graduated from secondary school with an average of 90 to 94.99 percent and join in fall of their gradation year may receive a scholarship with a value of up to 20 percent of the tuition.
  • This Scholarship is awarded to UAE residents including GCC candidates who meet the specified criteria.
  • Dedicate 20 hours per semester, including the summer or winter term, an approved form of community service and charitable volunteer work, on campus.

Ongoing Scholarship Maintenance:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.70.
  • A minimum enrollment of 12 passed credit hours per semester.

Academic Scholarship

Value: 20% waiver on tuition fees for all continuing Abu Dhabi University students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship is available to continuing students who obtain 3.70 CGPA for two consecutive semesters.
  • Dedicate 20 hours per semester, including the summer or winter term, an approved form of community service and charitable volunteer work, on campus.

Ongoing Scholarship Maintenance:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.70.
  • A minimum enrollment of 12 passed credit hours per semester.

Athletic Scholarship

Value: 25 percent waiver on tuition fees for the continuing students per academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship is awarded to students that demonstrate active participation on ADU sports teams (either as coach, captain or player).
  • Successful completion of the English Language Institute courses

Ongoing Scholarship Maintenance:

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5.
  • A minimum of 12 passed credit hours per semester.

Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations shall apply to all ADU scholarship recipients:

  • Scholarships are given for the period of time the student is enrolled at ADU, benefits outlined herein shall be granted according to the time period indicated by the study plan.
  • The student can appeal the decision of the committee two weeks from the announcement of scholarship recipients.
  • A student may avail of only one scholarship.
  • Tuition reductions, scholarships and/or financial aid cannot be shared and/or transferred among family members.
  • Students who are sponsored by a third party mayor may not receive any ADU scholarship depending on the third party agreement.
  • In case a student qualifies for more than one reduction, scholarship or financial aid benefit, the student will be given the chance to choose the benefit with the highest value.
  • Students who do not continuously enroll or register for medical reason or other approved by Scholarship and Student Aid Office need to reapply for the applicable scholarship from first week of May till mid of June.
  • Any student who is found guilty of a student code of conduct violation or an academic integrity offense will forfeit the applicable scholarship for the semester following the offense.
  • Any withdrawal from classes during a given semester without prior approval from the Scholarship and Student Aid Office may result in a scholarship cancelation.
  • Scholarships do not cover the summer or winter terms. Only under special circumstances will a student be permitted to take a semester off without forfeiting his/her scholarship support after obtaining the approval of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. This can be granted once only during his study plan with supported document submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • Scholarship and Student Aid Office will not cover any repeated courses including courses graded such as F, WA, and W.
  • Students are not required to reapply after receiving the scholarship. Scholarship will be renewed automatically as long the eligibility requirements are maintained.
  • Newly graduated High School graduate students who wish to apply for one of the scholarships who meet the eligibility requirements can apply online starting from first week of November till end of May. Eligible students will receive a conditional scholarship letter but need to visit the Financial Aid Office anytime during the period from June 15 until July 15 to submit their final grade 12 results. Exception for IGCSE students, who will be given an extension until August 15 to submit their final grade 12 results.
  • Continuing students who would like to apply to receive academic scholarship who meet the eligibility requirement can submit their applications starting from December 15 until December 30 from June 15 to June 30.

Contact Details

ABU dhabi campus

Location

Abu Dhabi Campus
P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Toll Free Number: 800-ADYOU (800-23968)
International Students: +971 2 5015555 (Call Center)
Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae

Operating Hours

For your convenience, we are open from Sunday -Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm

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AL ain campus

Location

Al Ain Campus
P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE
Toll Free Number: 800-ADYOU (800-23968)
International Students: +971 2 5015555 (Call Center)
Email: admissions_aa@adu.ac.ae

Operating Hours

For your convenience, we are open from Sunday -Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm

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Dubai campus

Location

Dubai Campus
P.O Box 59911, Dubai, UAE
Toll Free Number: 800-ADYOU (800-23968)
International Students: +971 2 5015555 (Call Center)
Email: admissiondxb@adu.ac.ae

Operating Hours

For your convenience, we are open from Sunday -Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm

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How to apply

  • Welcome

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

      You can now proceed with your full ADU application (including tuition fee payment) from the comfort of your home or from any other location. The service is available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campuses.

      Click Here to apply online.

  • Undergraduate Students

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

      You can now proceed with your full ADU application (including tuition fee payment) from the comfort of your home or from any other location. The service is available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campuses.

      Click Here to apply online.

  • Postgraduate Students

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

      You can now proceed with your full ADU application (including tuition fee payment) from the comfort of your home or from any other location. The service is available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campuses.

      Click Here to apply online.

  • DBA

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

      You can now proceed with your full ADU application (including tuition fee payment) from the comfort of your home or from any other location. The service is available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campuses.

      Click Here to apply online.

English Language Programs

  • About ELI

    About English Language Institute

    The English Language Institute (ELI) is proud to offer a range of language foundation and pre-sessional programmes to help students learn language.

    ELI also welcome applications from professional and business clients, as well as from individuals who wish to enhance their general and specialised language skills for career or leisure purposes.

    At the ELI, our courses are scheduled at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday during the academic semesters.

    Short courses focusing on specialised language areas are also offered during winter and summer breaks.

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    Mission

    The mission of the English Language Institute is to equip English language learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively within the context of their academic programmes or their professional and personal lives.

  • Objectives & Course outcomes

    Academic Objectives

    The English proficiency levels of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) degree-bound students will be raised to a level that is adequate to help them function effectively and productively in a freshman academic environment.

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    Non-Academic Objectives

    Participation in ELI courses will foster intercultural communicative competence and equip students to relate to those from other societies with understanding and sensitivity, using the English language as a mode of communication.

    Non-ADU students, professional business clients, or those who simply wish to improve their language skills and do not wish to enroll in ADU degree programmes will attain effective study and language competencies.  Skills in time management, study habits, collaboration and test taking are added benefits when studying with the ELI.

    Course Outcomes

    On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

    • Listen to and understand academic lectures; take notes and participate in follow up discussions.
    • Make clear oral presentations.
    • Read, understand and discuss academic texts; take notes; and participate in discussions about tests.
    • Write well-structured and coherent academic paragraphs and essays.
    • Effectively use dictionaries as tools for comprehension and pronunciation of English.
    • Access relevant reference resources and summarise ideas and key information.
    • Compare, analyse, synthesise and evaluate reference information.
    • Deliver correctly formatted oral and written presentations.
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  • How to join ADU and Who joins the ELI?

    TOEFL or IELTS scores needed to join Abu Dhabi University

    All students applying for admission to the university will need to meet one of the following English proficiency requirements to be able to enroll in the university and register courses after the admission:

    • 61 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL (iBT), or
    • A minimum overall score of 5.0 on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • 500 + in the Institutional TOEFL (ITP) which is administered by Abu Dhabi University.
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score with a minimum of 44. 

    The TOEFL or IELTS or PTEA tests should have been taken no more than two years prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University. In case Abu Dhabi University doubts the authenticity of the TOEFL/IELTS certificate, the student will be requested to sit for the ITP TOEFL test at Abu Dhabi University. Students who do not meet the English Proficiency as stated above are required to take the Intensive English Levels offered by the English Language Institute (ELI). Students will be placed according to the table below:

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    Who joins the ELI?

    Applicants wishing to be admitted for degree programmes who have not yet obtained the above mentioned scores on IELTS or TOEFL are placed in the English Language Institute intensive English courses according to the table below. A limited number of UC courses can be taken.

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    ELI Courses Required IELTS Overall Scores iBT Scores ITP Scores Allowed UC Courses
    IELTS 2 4.5 53 – 60 477 – 499 UP TO 3 COURSES (ARL 100/105, ISL 100, UNS 100)
    IELTS 1 4.0 41 – 52 437 - 476 UP TO 2 COURSES (ARL 100/105, ISL 100)
    GENERAL ENGLISH 2 3.5 19 – 40 347 - 436 ARL 100 OR ISL 100
    GENERAL ENGLISH 1 3.0 18 below 346 below NONE

    In order to exit the ELI levels and join the University College (UC), students must score 500 + on the ITP, or a minimum of 5 in the Academic IELTS test, or score 61+ on the iBT or PTEA 44.

  • ELI Courses and Tution Fees

    Throughout the academic semesters courses are offered in:

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    During winter and summer breaks courses are offered in the following according to demand:

    Tuition rates for ELI courses vary from the tuition rates for undergraduate or graduate students. The cost of books is included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay other fees and costs related to university attendance.

    Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

    Admission

      Frequency Fees
    ELI & ELC Registration (credited if admitted to Abu Dhabi University) One Time 300

    English Language Institute (ELI) Tuition Per Level

      Frequency Fees
    General English 1 Semester 8500
    General English 2 Semester 8500
    IELTS 1 Semester 8500
    IELTS 2 Semester 8500
  • ELI Faculty

    ELI Faculty

    ELI language instructors have postgraduate qualifications in language and/or education related fields and are mostly native speakers with extensive professional experience. (please see below the list)

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  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Our Relationship Managers are available by appointment and will be happy to offer free consultations on learning solutions that can help.

    Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group
    P. O. Box 59911
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    Toll Free: 800 2212
    Tel: +971 2 5015454+971 2 5015454
    Fax: +971 2 5866782

    Email: adukg-info@adu.ac.ae Website: www.adukg.ae


Events

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3rd ICOM Nov 19, 2017 to Nov 20, 2017
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The Science Festival Nov 09, 2017 to Nov 29, 2017
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Career Fair Nov 07, 2017 to Nov 08, 2017
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2nd General Education Conference Oct 27, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017

Reach Us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Dubai Campus

P.O Box 410896, Dubai, UAE

Toll Free Number:

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students:

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

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