Students with a recognized bachelor degree and an EmSAT score range of 1250 - 1375 or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the CAA such as TOEFL scores of 197 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 71 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 530 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.5 IELTS. Such students must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
Unless the CAA grants an exemption, graduate programs taught in Arabic require a minimum score range of 950 - 1075 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally recognized tests that are approved by CAA. These tests may include TOEFL scores of 139 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 51 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 450 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 4.5 IELTS, or others such as
Applicants who graduated from universities outside the UAE are required to submit an Equivalency Letter from the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs by the end of the first semester.
If the conditionally admitted student/s fail to submit their Equivalency Letter/s during the first semester, their accounts will be deactivated and they will not be allowed to register for the following semester. However, students should approach ADU’s Admissions Office in writing, in case they are not able to submit their Equivalency Letters by the end of their first semester at ADU. A committee will decide on each case based on the provided documentation.
Before being granted regular admission to the program, applicants may be required to complete some or all program pre-core courses if their first degree is not directly related to the program. Applicants are allowed to take these pre-core
courses even if the language condition is not met. They may also sit for a challenge exam set by the College; if the student passes the exam, he/she will be exempted from the pre-core course(s).
Students (who met the language condition) under this category may be allowed to register in regular graduate-level courses before completing the pre-core courses upon the recommendation of the Dean and/or Program Director. If the above conditions are met. However, they will be allowed to take intensive English course(s) and/or pre-core courses even if the language condition is not met.
Applicants who’s TOEFL score is below 550 or its equivalent must satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirements before enrolling in any graduate-level credit course.
Once conditionally admitted students meet the above conditions, they will be granted regular admission.
In such cases, students may register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester and achieve an overall CGPA of 3.00 in the first semester of study. If the students fail to complete 9 credit hours in the first semester and don’t achieve the minimum CGPA of 3.0, then they are allowed to repeat one course to raise their CGPA, or be dismissed from the program.
Each of ADU’s postgraduate programs has specific admission requirements. The Admissions Office, Recruitment, Enrollment & International Relations, as well as the Program Director, will ensure that applicants comply with these specific requirements.
Applicants to the DBA program may be required to satisfy one or more of the following conditions before granted regular admission to the program: