English Language Placement Tests (EPT)
As the majority of our programs are delivered and examined in English, it is essential that the English language skills of all our students are at the required minimum level. In line with the top universities in the UAE, Abu Dhabi University’s English Placement Test is an extra quality check. It is designed to ensure that our students are sufficiently fluent in written English to cope with their courses from the start.
Yes, this test is in addition to the English proficiency test certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) required during the application process and you may be wondering why we ask you to do two tests. Through experience, we have found that the standard English tests do not always provide an accurate assessment of written English competency. As it has been proven that students are much more likely to stay motivated if they are placed at the correct level, those who have an IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent) and above still need to take the EPT to ensure that they are placed in the English language course appropriate to their level during the University College year.
You can find further details on the EPT here.