Globally ranked university
Abu Dhabi University admits qualified students regardless of race, sex, religion, country of origin or disability. We provide as much support as possible to students with disabilities.
Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Applications should be submitted by the dates published in the Abu Dhabi University Academic Calendar.
Document required for admission:
Completed online application form
Certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate (or its equivalent)
Original equivalency letter issued by the UAE Ministry of Education for a foreign curriculum (private schools in UAE, and any qualification issued outside the UAE)
Passport-sized photo with white background
Copy of a valid passport (and residence visa if resident in the UAE)
Copy of Emirates ID Card (if resident in the UAE)
For programs taught in English an official score report of Academic IELTS band (5.0), English EmSat (1100), IBT TOEFL (61), or ITP 500 (ITP taken at AmidEast Institute only)
For programs taught in Arabic such as Law or Mass Communication in Arabic an official score report of Academic IELTS band (4.5), English EmSat (950), IBT TOEFL (51), or ITP TOEFL (450) (ITP taken at AmidEast Institute only), in addition to Arabic EmSat (1000).
Official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer if student would like to transfer courses to ADU
Proof of 12 years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects
Non-refundable application fee (online payment)
No Objection letter from National Service Department (for Male Emirati students)
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.
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis. All documents received by Abu Dhabi University in connection with applications will become the property of Abu Dhabi University. Although they cannot be returned to the applicant, they will not be forwarded to another institution or duplicated for any other purpose.
Students submitting their applications to Abu Dhabi University must certify that the information they have provided is truthful and accurate. Non-disclosure of relevant information and false or misleading information will be grounds for rejection of the application or termination of enrolment.