Entry Requirements

English requirements: a minimum EmSAT score of 1100, TOEFL score of 500 (173 CBT, 61 iBT) or equivalent, 5.0 IELTS academic, or their equivalents on another standardized nationally, or internationally, recognized test that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
Curriculum Qualification Minimum score required*
UAE curriculum General Track (Business/Law programmes) 70%
Advanced Track (Business/Law programmes) 60%
General Track (Computer Science programmes) 70% (90% in Maths)
Advanced Track (Computer Science programmes) 60% (70% in Maths)
General Track (Architecture and Engineering programmes) 90%                                                                      Candidates from the General track must also have a score of 90% or above in Maths and Physics
Advanced Track (Architecture and Engineering  programmes)                                                                                                 70% (70% in Math & Physics)
For ADEC Track advanced Mathematics (Level III) and advanced Physics (Level III) are required
GCC curriculum General Secondary School Certificate 60%
Indian curriculum Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE or CBSE 60%
British curriculum At least 5 subjects* at GCSE/IGCSE/O level.

At least 2 subjects at AS level or at least 1 at A level.

*the 5 subjects must cover Maths in addition to any 4 subject areas out of Languages, Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Art & Design (excluding Arabic & Religion)

Grade must not be less than D in GCSE/IGCSE/O level subjects.

Grade must not be less than D in AS and A level subjects.

American curriculum American High School Diploma providing grade 10, 11 and 12 mark sheets Overall average of Grade C or minimum 60% (2.3 out of scale of 4). Students must complete SAT.
IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Must complete any 6 subjects which are approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with an overall total of 21 points. Grade must not be less than 3 in any of the subjects.
*UAE nationals must provide EmSAT
Preparatory Modules (Non-Credit Bearing)

General Mathematics (to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement.

English learning and communication skills (to be offered to students entering the programme with TOEFL between 500 and 530)

Placement Tests

Students with a score less than the minimum required must take English Language Modules and will be placed at the appropriate level.


Student must provide the Math score required for their respective education track or pass a Math placement test.

Students who have not satisfied the Math requirements or passed the Math Placement test may be granted a conditional admission but they cannot register in any Math or any other modules that have Math as a perquisite until they satisfy the Math requirements.

Probational Entry Requirement:

Candidates having school average of less than 70% but 60% or more may be considered for admission subject to following conditions:

  1. The student has achieved 70% in at least one of the three most relevant subjects, as specified for each programme separately; and
  2. An interview/ assessment/ other records of achievement submitted as part of the student application.
  3. Similar student cases from other National Systems will be considered on case-to-case basis.
  4. The non-English native speaking candidates must obtain an English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or an equivalent using a standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  5. Candidates having 11 years of Education in British System (O levels/GCSE) may be considered for admission subject to an interview/ assessment as part of the student application.
  6. Students who have completed 13 years of education may be considered exempt from equivalent first year modules in-line with the University policy on Advanced Standing as detailed later in this document.

The British University in Dubai

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