Entry Requirements for EdD

The entry requirements needed in the application in order to be considered include the following:

  • A master's degree in a related subject with a cumulative grade point average of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale or its equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Documentary evidence of minimum EmSat English 1550 or TOEFL score of 580 (writing score of 6)/92 (writing score of 20) or its equivalent in a standardized English language test such as 6.5 IELTS (writing score of 6.0) or in City & Guilds, Pearson, or Cambridge or any other standardized test as approved by MOHESR.
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching or equivalent experience in an educational/training organisation or branch.
  • TOEFL:  

Internet (iBT) – test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.  Paper-based ITP  TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. As BUiD is not  currently administering ITP TOEFL, only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly.

Applicants must also submit a 500 word statement of educational philosophy or rationale for wishing to study for the doctorate.

Completed applications that also meet the above minimum requirements will first be reviewed by faculty members, and if the application is sufficiently strong, an interview will be arranged.

We have a limited number of places for the programme so we do encourage early application.


While registering with ETS for iBT or with Amideast for ITP TOEFL, please quote BUiD’s TOEFL code 0168.

BUiD accepts the ITP TOEFL (paper based) score report from AMIDEAST only

  • ITP TOEFL score reports from other institutes will not be accepted.
  • Applicants should request AMIDEAST to send the score report directly to BUiD. Otherwise the score report will not be accepted.
  • Applicants may use sponsor code 0168 when indicating BUiD as a score recipient while registering for a TOEFL test.

See detailed Programme Structure for the Doctorate in Education.


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