Postgraduate Admission

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English Proficiency

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.

All students applying for admission to ADU will need to demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English through one of the following tests.

Proficiency requirement

Required level of proficiency:

This Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers.

This is the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT), a national system of standardized computer-based tests, based on United Arab Emirates national standards.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language test jointly administered by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

Required Score

Minimum scores required for admission





(213 CBT, 79 IBT)*



* The TOEFL or IELTS tests should have been taken no more than two years, and EmSat exam is valid for 18 months prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University
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