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General Admissions
Abu Dhabi University welcomes applications from students of all nationalities throughout the academic year, with new cohort intakes scheduled in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer semesters. The following are required for admission
Master and Professional Diploma Programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a directly related discipline from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4.0-point scale

Doctorate Program

Entry requirements for Phase One:

  • Master degree in a directly related discipline from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale
  • Personal assessment: applicants will be required to successfully complete a panel interview with the DBA’s Admission Selection Committee
  • Work Experience: applicants must submit evidence of at least two (2) years of full-time work experience at a middle to upper management level

Documents Required
Master and Professional Diploma Programs

Applicants to any of ADU’s Master programs must submit the following online:

  • A fully completed ‘Application for Admission’ form
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Copy of certified Bachelor degree certificate and transcript (attested by the UAE Ministry of Education for graduates of universities in the UAE) 
  • Copy of the Emirates ID (if applicable)
  • One passport-sized photograph 
  • Copy of a valid passport and residency visa (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer (if applicable)
  • Evidence of relevant work experience may be required (for specific Master programs)
  • Official score report on national or internationally-recognized tests in English Language Proficiency
  • Latest CV 
  • Recommendation letters may be required for specific Master programs 
  • A true copy of an equivalency letter from the UAE Ministry of Education for applicants graduating from universities outside the UAE, in addition to a true copy of the certified Bachelor degree certificate and transcript
  • Some programs may require proof of managerial level experience
Doctorate Program

Applicants to the Doctorate of Business administration program must submit the following online:

  • A fully completed ‘Application for Admission’ form
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Copy of certified Bachelor degree certificate, copy of certified Master degree certificate and transcripts (attested by the UAE Ministry of Education for graduates of universities in the UAE) 
  • Copy of Emirates ID (if applicable)
  • One passport-sized photograph 
  • Copy of a valid passport and residency visa (if applicable)
  • Evidence of relevant work experience may be required (for specific Master programs)
  • Official score report on national or internationally-recognized tests in English Language Proficiency
  • Latest CV 
  • A true copy of an equivalency letter from the UAE Ministry of Education for applicants graduating from universities outside the UAE, in addition to a true copy of the certified Bachelor degree certificate and transcript
  • Three professional recommendation letters 
  • An application letter of 500 -1000 words
  • Success in the panel interview conducted by the College

Once an application and the required documents have been submitted, a response will be provided within one week from the date of submission. Admission offers are valid for one academic year only. A student who does not register within the same academic year will have to reapply. Students dismissed from other academic institutes for academic integrity offences will not be admitted to Abu Dhabi University.