Abu Dhabi: UAE University (UAEU) has announced on Thursday that it would start accepting applications from international students for admission to its undergraduate programmes which were previously limited to local students.
In a statement, the university said that international students could start registering for admission in its College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science, College of Education, and College of Business and Economics, among many of its other main undergraduate programmes that are run at the university.
The university also said it is expecting several applications, but that it admission process would be very stringent. “In the case of equal qualifications (for the undergraduate programme), preference shall be made based on student grade averages in the subjects qualifying for admission to the specific college,” UAEU said.
UAEU is currently ranked sixth best university in the Arab world by QS University Rankings, a professional group that rates universities around the world.
Qualification requirements for international students:
Must hold a national grade 12 certificate or its equivalent obtained from a school in the UAE, or its equivalent dated 2015/2016
Should have achieved scores of TOEFL 500/iBT 61, or IELTS 5.0
Should pass the Arabic and Math foundation level exams
Must meet the minimum average grade for each college, which is 85 per cent and above
For the first time international students will be eligible to join undergraduate programmes