Entry Requirements

— A recognised Master’s degree in a subject related to the programme with a cumulative grade point average of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale or its equivalent.

— A recognised Bachelor’s degree in a subject related to the programme.

— At least the Master or the Bachelor degree should be in SBE related subject.

— A minimum EmSAT score of 1400, TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT, 79 iBT), IELTS academic score of 6.0, or their equivalents on another standardised nationally, or internationally, recognised test that is approved by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

— The chosen area of SBE study must be one, which can be supervised by staff within the University.

— An initial proposal for research, including motivation to study for a PhD, which will be discussed through an interview. Proposal Guidelines , Sample Proposal

— Submission of a certificate of equivalency issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE for all previous degree certificates awarded by institutions outside the UAE.

— A copy of the passport along with a copy of the Emirates ID (If available).

— Al Ethbara Number (for UAE nationals only).

Selection criteria:

— Work experience: Relevant work experience will be considered. Considerable experience (3 years or more) in SBE or related area is desirable.

— Satisfactory admissions interview will be mandatory.

— Satisfactory supporting references will be required.

English Exam Registration

— Students are encouraged to register for their IELTS or TOEFL at The British University in Dubai (BUiD) by contacting [email protected]

— Paper-based ITP TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. Only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly.

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

— Internet (iBT) – test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.

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


Email: [email protected]