Entry Requirements

Secondary School Requirements

High School GPA
UAE curriculum Overall score of 70% for Elite Track and Advanced Track; 75% for General stream
International Baccalaureate (IB) IB diploma with minimum score of 24 points, exclusive of any bonus points
American curriculum  Minimum overall average of 70% 
British curriculum (GCE/IGCSE)  Total of seven subjects, five at (O level) and two at (AS/A level), with a minimum grade of C in all subjects. Arabic Language and Islamic Education are not counted.
Indian and Pakistani Boards Minimum of 65% in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)
Prospective students who are the holder of another high School Certificate are invited to contact the admissions department for the requirements of equivalency of their certificate to the UAE High School certificate.

Proficiency Requirements

One of the following English Proficiency Requirement:

—   EMSAT-English (1100)

—   TOEFL-PBT (500)

—   TOEFL-iBT (61)

—   IELTS Academic (5.0)

—   Or one of the standardized English language test that is internationally recognised test that is approved by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

One of the following Arab Proficiency Requirement:

—   EMSAT Arabic (600)

—   register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the University

—   Pass BUiD placement test

One of the following Mathematics Proficiency Requirement:

—   EmSAT Maths (600)

—   SAT Math score (485)

—   IB- Minimum 3 in HL or SL Mathematics

—   AS/A Level Minimum C in Maths

—   65% in Mathematics (Indian and Pakistani Boards 12th Standard)

—   Pass BUiD placement test


Any student who has not met the mathematics requirement or achieved the required pass mark in the BUiD placement test  may be granted conditional admission – but such students will not be permitted to register in any Math or Statistics modules, or any module that has a math Prerequisite, until the successful completion of the BUiD zero credit Math module.

Documents Required

—   Official UAE secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the MOE-UAE

—   For the non UAE high school curriculums, attested official transcript along with the equivalency letter from the MOE-UAE must be provided.

—   An official certificate of the proficiency scores

—   Copy of a valid passport

—   Copy of UAE Identity card

—   Copy of a valid UAE residence visa

—   Copy of family book for UAE nationals

—   Male UAE nationals must meet the requirements of the national service before admissions.

—   pass an admission interview



The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971 50 701 2843 and +971 4 279 1400

Email: [email protected]