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How to apply

Step 1 : Select the program you want to study at ku

Step 2 : Know the application deadline

All UAE National and international applicants who graduated from high school up to two years ago (including transferred students) are eligible to apply. Admission for Fall 2021 is now open.


Step 3 : Review the admission requirements

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicant should have graduated from high school no later than two years prior to the current year.
  • Minimum score of achievement in each of the following EmSAT subjects: Math 1000, Physics 800, Arabic 700, and English 1250 to be conditionally accepted into the Foundation program

or:

  • Minimum score of achievement in each of the following EmSAT subjects: Math 1250, Physics 800, Arabic 700, and English 1400 to be fully accepted into freshman year

UAE Secondary School Certificate

Applicant must hold a UAE Secondary School Certificate in one of the following study systems:


GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
  • Advanced Stream – Ministry of Education (MOE) or Physics Stream – Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) with a minimum overall achievement of 80{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}.
  • General Stream – Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum overall achievement of 95{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706} and a minimum score of 90 in mathematics and science subjects.
  • Elite Stream – A minimum overall score of 75{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}.

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
  • Minimum overall achievement of 75{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706} for the Advanced Science Program.
  • Minimum overall score of 80{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706} for the following clusters: Advanced Stream, Engineering &
  • Innovation, Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Health Sciences, Finance & Economics.
  • All other clusters (ATHS General) require the following:
    • Minimum overall score of 95{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}
    • Minimum overall score of 90{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706} in Math & Science combined

AMERICAN SYSTEM
  • Complete 12 years
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (or equivalent) on scale of 4
  • Mathematics in three of the last three years, Physics in two of the last three years, and Chemistry in one of the last three years.
  • At least one Science class (Chemistry or Physics) in the last year.
  • High School Equivalency Certificate

BRITISH SYSTEM
  • Total of eight courses, five at O level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, three at AS/A levels including Mathematics, and Physics or Chemistry
  • Minimum grade of C in all courses
  • High School Equivalency Certificate

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE – IB
  • IB diploma with minimum score of 4 (out of 7) in all courses
  • Courses should include Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
  • High School Equivalency Certificate

PRIVATE SCHOOLS WITH SABIS
  • Minimum overall achievement of 75{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}.
  • Mathematics in three of the last three years, Physics in two of the last three years, and Chemistry in one of the last three years.
  • At least one Science class (Chemistry or Physics) in the last year.
  • High School Equivalency Certificate

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

All students must participate in a personal interview conducted by a Khalifa University admissions committee.


During the interview, students will be assessed on:

  • Advanced Stream – Ministry of Education (MOE) or Physics Stream – Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) with a minimum overall achievement of 80{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}.
  • General Stream – Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum overall achievement of 95{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706} and a minimum score of 90 in mathematics and science subjects.
  • Elite Stream – A minimum overall score of 75{cb8b65aaa4c25fe44ca9bc781f7f78c35642c1f190c00d3e5e2c0920e00fe706}.

EXEMPTED SYSTEMS FROM ENTRY ASSESSMENT

All official AP scores should be sent directly to KU registration department by using our college code 7860.

Students from the below listed systems might be exempted from the Entry Assessment :



COLLEGE BOARD ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

AP Exam Score
Math: Calculus AB 3
Math Calculus BC with AB sub-score 3
Math: Calculus BC 3
Physics A or B 3
Physics C Mechanics 3
Physics C Electricity, Magnetism 3



COLLEGE BOARD ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

HL Exam Score
Mathematics 4
Physics with Magnetism 4



Advance “A” Level GCE (General Certificate of Education)

A-level Exam Grade
Mathematics C
Physics C
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Students who have completed their High school outside the UAE must provide one of the following certificates to be considered for admission:

  • SAT Math score 700 and above
  • AP Math score 3 and above
  • A Level Math score C and above
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are required as part of the undergraduate admissions process:

  • A completed Khalifa University online application form
  • An attested copy of High School certificate.
    • Private school students should submit copies of their grade 10 and 11 certificates
    • British System students should submit certificates of their O level, AS and A levels.
    • If final certificates are yet to be issued, a letter from the school stating predicted grades is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS certificates (original, plus an extra copy) if any.
  • Good Conduct Certificate
  • Passport (two copies)
    • front and unified number page for UAE Nationals
    • with visa permit for UAE residents
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • Passport size photograph Emirates ID (Front and Back)

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please provide the school’s grading scale equivalency where required. All foreign and private school certificates must be equated and attested by the Ministry of Education in UAE. Applications with missing documents will not be accepted.

FULL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the minimum admission criteria, to be considered for full-admission, applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • Proof of English language proficiency, which may take one of the following forms:
    • An academic IELTS minimum score of 6.0 (out of 9).
    • An EmSAT English minimum score of 1400
    • A TOEFL minimum score of 79 on the Internet Based Test (IBT).

    Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years only and should be taken from an approved testing center. ( TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language | IELTS – International English Language Testing System)

  • An EmSAT Math minimum score of 1250
  • Satisfactory entrance interview
CONDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for full admission as freshmen in English and who have been judged to have the potential to reach these standards, may be offered conditional admission and required to complete the Preparatory Program within a maximum of 12 months. In addition to the minimum admission criteria, to be considered for conditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Proof of English language proficiency which may take one of the following forms:
    • An academic IELTS minimum score of 5.5 (out of 9).
    • An EmSAT English minimum score of 1250.
    • Or equivalent in other tests approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • An EmSAT Math minimum score of 1000
  • Satisfactory entrance interview

The Preparatory Program is an intensive, full-time program of developmental study in academic and technical English, mathematics, physics and chemistry required for success in a Khalifa University degree program. Students who successfully complete the program are offered full admission into the degree programs.

Students who are not able to achieve the standard for successful completion of the Preparatory Program within 12 months will have their conditional admission withdrawn, and they will be asked to leave the University.


Step 4 : Review our scholarships for undergraduate Students

Step 5 : Submit your application
ONLINE APPLICATION

UAE National Students and International Students should make an application online only if they meet the minimum requirements. We only accept completed online applications that include the grades of at least the first high school term.

APPLICATION SCREENING

All completed applications are screened thoroughly against Khalifa University admission requirements. All rejected applicants are notified.

ADMISSION DOCUMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS

All eligible applicants are invited to conduct a personal interview. Applicants should complete their admission documents before attending the Personal Interview.

APPLICATION EVALUATION

The admission department will make recommendations regarding the qualified applicants through an internal process based on the admission assessments results and high school grades. The duration of this process will vary from one applicant to another based on different factors.

FINAL DECISION

The admission committee will announce the admission decisions in an adequate time prior to the start of the semester. Each accepted applicant will be contacted and sent the admission offer. Rejected candidates will be notified too.



Tuition Fees
Preparatory and Undergraduate
3,333 AED
Masters
5,000 AED
Doctoral
6,666 AED

FAQs

What type of scholarship provided for International students?

Full scholarship given for outstanding students. Partial scholarship for Engineering College 50{49e1b33a404f88381e584b9c47c5f80e136f318fe83597bc8c53f8eaf53ef700}. Partial scholarship for Science College 75{49e1b33a404f88381e584b9c47c5f80e136f318fe83597bc8c53f8eaf53ef700}. Scholarship for NON-UAE Nationals.Click here

How can I prepare for the Entrance Exam?

Samples of the Admission exam are provided in KU website.Click here

If I’m a UAE National Male and have to serve the Military after High School when should I apply?

-UAE national males who is going for Military should apply and get the acceptance before leaving for Military to reserve their seat

How can I apply?

UAE National Students who is graduating from Grade 12 this year should apply through the Ministry of Education website from November until 30th of April 2020. Transferred student and previous year graduate should apply directly through KU website when we open. For fall 2020 the UG online application will open from 16th Feb to 15th of July 2020.

What are the requirements for admissions to Khalifa University?

Click here for the admissions requirements for undergraduate studies at Khalifa University and note that each schooling system has different requirements.


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Contact Us
Office of Student Recruitment and Admission
Khalifa University of Science and Technology

P.O Box : 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Toll Free: 800332211
T: +971-(0)2-4018000
E: admissions@ku.ac.ae