Admissions Criteria

High School Requirements

Academic School Academic Program Admission Criteria
School of Arts and Science BA in Mass Communication UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%
General (Literary) 70%
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
BS in Biotechnology UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%
General (Literary) 70% Successful completion of the qualifying subjects: Physics, Biology and Chemistry at AURAK.
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
School of Business (All Business Programs) UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%
General (Literary) 75%
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
EmSAT requirements are:
1) 1250 for English proficiency
2) 600 for Arabic language, and
3) 600 for mathematics. No conditional admission is granted for applicants with less than an EmSAT English proficiency score of 1100
School of Engineering (All Engineering Programs) UAE Curriculum Elite Track 75%
Advanced Track 80%
Or Equivalent in Standardized International Systems
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
EmSAT requirements are:
1) 1250 for English proficiency
2) 600 for Arabic language
3) 900 for mathematics
4) 800 for physics
Conditional Admissions: AURAK offers conditional admissions to students who are slight below the minimum admission criteria and specific curriculum’s.

English Proficiency Requirements

Name of Exam Score
IELTS 5.5
TOEFL – Paper based 550
TOEFL – Internet Based 80
Emsat Exam 1250

Other Documents

  • Passport copy
  • Copy of health card
  • Copy of valid Emirates ID (UAE residents only)
  • Health History Form (Completed and signed by a physician)
  • Four (4) recent passport-size photographs
  • Exemption letter from the National and Reserve Service Authority (UAE male applicants between the ages of 18 and 30 only)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Family Book (UAE nationals only)
  • Army Exemption/Completion Letter (UAE nationals only)

Degree Requirements

  1. Recognized Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study (i.e., Education, Business Administration, or Engineering)
  2. Minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of a 4.00 scale or its equivalent, students with a CGPA of 2.50 or above may be conditionally admitted

English Proficiency Requirements

Name of Exam Score
EMSAT 1400
IELTS 6.0
TOEFL – Paper based 575
TOEFL – Internet Based 88

NOTE: English exam exemptions might be granted to applicants who

  1. Speak English as their native language, grew up in a country where English is the official language and English is the language of instruction at their undergraduate institution, or
  2. Can provide a copy of the expired English test results submitted with the application to their English-medium undergraduate institution.

Other Documents

  • Copy of Degree certificate – translated into English, if the original is not in English
  • Official university transcript – translated into English, if original not in English
  • Two letters of recommendation – from a current supervisor and/or professor
  • Updated / current CV (résumé)
  • Two passport photos
  • Emirates ID
  • Passport Copy
  • Health Insurance / Card
  • Copy of a birth certificate
  • Copy of the Family Book (Emirati)
  • Two years of work experience required for Master of Education Program and five years for Executive Master of Business Administration

Fall 2021 Application deadline to 10th September 2021.

International students must apply two weeks in advance of the stated deadline to meet visa processing requirements.

Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 @ 3:27 pm

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