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Placement Tests


English Placement Test (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. EmSat, TOEFL, IELTS) required during the application process and you may be wondering why we ask you to do this. Through experience, we have found that the standard English tests do not always provide an accurate assessment of written English competency.  You don’t pass or fail the placement test – it just ensures that you are placed in the English language course appropriate to your level during your University College year. It is proven that students are much more likely to stay motivated if they are placed at the correct level.  

The next English Placement Tests will take place ahead of the Fall semester on the following dates:

  • Abu Dhabi campus - Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Al Ain campus - Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Dubai campus - Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Using the links below, you can access some resources you may find helpful - an overview of the English Placement Test, a sample paper and the required application form.

EPT Overview

Sample EPT Paper

EPT Application Form