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    Abu Dhabi University 2021-2022 Admissions: Deadlines, Acceptance Rate, Entry Requirements

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    Sugandhi Sood

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    Renowned as UAE’s largest private university, Abu Dhabi University is home to 7,389 students including 4,416 UG students, 1,541 PG students across its 4 vibrant campuses. Out of the total student population, 43% are international students belonging to 100+ countries across the world. The esteemed university offers 26 UG and 16 PG programs through its 6 academic colleges. Some of the popular programs offered by ADU are Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health and Sciences, Law, and Military.

    Admissions at Abu Dhabi University are open throughout the year. The final deadline to apply for summer semester is June 17 and for fall semester is August 26. While meeting the entry requirements with a minimum aggregate of 50% is mandatory, the supplementary materials of your application like LOR, personal statement are equally considered while selecting applicants. Furthermore, the university accepts international candidates with an IELTS score of at least 5.0 bands or the equivalent score.

    Abu Dhabi University Highlights

    Application Portal ADU Online Application Portal
    Application fee 315 AED
    Application Mode Online
    Total Students 7,389
    International Students Percentage 43%
    Graduation Rate 79%
    Student Faculty Ratio 17:1
    Academic Calendar Semester Based
    Intake Seasons Summer, Fall
    Financial Aid Scholarships
    Proof of English Proficiency IELTS, TOEFL IBT, English EmSat
    Official Website https://www.adu.ac.ae/

    Abu Dhabi University Admission Deadlines

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. The students seeking admission in Summer and Fall semesters must adhere to the following deadlines

    Event Registration Deadlines
    Summer Semester 17 June 2021
    Fall Semester 26 August 2021

    Abu Dhabi University International Admission

    International students hailing from several diverse nations of the globe comprise 43% of the total student population. The general admission requirements are quite uniform for both domestic and international students. Though there are certain additional requirements to be fulfilled by international students while making an application to Abu Dhabi university.

    Country Specific Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University has proposed some country specific requirements for the UG programs. Following table shows the same for 4 major countries of the world:-

    Country Academic Requirement
    Engineering Business Arts and Sciences Law
    India At least 50% over aggregate At least 45% over aggregate At least 43% over aggregate At least 43% over aggregate
    Bangladesh At least 50% over aggregate At least 45% over aggregate At least 43% over aggregate At least 43% over aggregate
    Canada Over aggregate of 80% or CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 75% or 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 70% or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 60% or CGPA 1.0 out of 4.0
    USA Over aggregate of 80% or CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 75% or 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 70% or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 Over aggregate of 60% or CGPA 1.0 out of 4.0

    English Language Requirements

    International applicants must submit the proof of their English Proficiency by securing minimum scores in the following English Language tests:-

    Test Required Minimum Score for UG courses
    IELTS 5.0 bands 4.5 for Arabic taught Courses
    TOEFL CBT 173
    TOEFL IBT 61 51 for Arabic taught Courses
    PTE 36 points
    English EmSat 1100 950 for Arabic taught Courses

    It must be noted that the English Proficiency tests vary for different PG programs.

    UAE Student Visa Requirements

    International students wishing to study in UAE and in Abu Dhabi University must attain a valid UAE student residence visa. UAE student visa is offered for a period of one year, and can be renewed every year after verification of official proof of study from educational institutions in UAE. The documents required for UAE student visa are:

    • Copy of acceptance letter
    • Copy of passport
    • 2 passport size photos
    • Receipt of financial statements
    • Receipt of visa fees (3000 AED)
    • English language proficiency test scores
    • Health Insurance

    It takes around 2 to 5 weeks for the processing of the UAE student visa.

    Abu Dhabi University UG Admissions

    More than 4,400 students are currently enrolled in 26 UG programs across 6 faculties of Abu Dhabi University Given below are the admission guidelines that should be followed by the UG applicants:

    Application Portal: ADU Online Application Portal

    Application Fees: 315 AED

    Admission Requirements

    • Certified copy of official high school certificate
    • Original Equivalence Letter issued by the UAE Ministry of Education for a foreign curriculum (for international applicants)
    • Medical examination clearance form
    • Official Transcripts
    • Passport Size Photo
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of English Proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE)

    Abu Dhabi University Postgraduate Admissions

    Abu Dhabi University enrols 1,541 Graduate, 86 Doctorate, and 379 PG Diploma students in its courses such as M.Sc. Civil Engineering, M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc. IT, M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, etc.

    International students applying to the Abu Dhabi University postgraduate programs must follow the below mentioned application process:

    Application Portal: ADU Online Application Portal

    Application Fees: 420 AED

    Admission Requirements:

    • Duly filled application form
    • Certified Transcripts
    • Original Equivalence Letter issued by the UAE Ministry of Education for a foreign curriculum (for international applicants)
    • Copy of Updated CV
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Two letter of recommendations (If required)
    • Statement of Purpose (optional)
    • Passport Size Photo
    • Application letter of 500 - 1,000 for Ph.D. students
    • Copy of Emirates ID (if any)

    The overall admission requirements are similar for all the courses. However, there may be changes in some criteria. Therefore, the following table draws comparison among top 5 PG courses offered by Abu Dhabi University:-

    Program Academic Requirement CGPA IELTS Score CV/ Resume LOR Personal Statement Experience
    Master of Law (Public and Private) BA in Law or/and Sharia or its equivalent 2.5 at Bachelor’s level and 3 in the first semester 4.5 Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    MBA General Bachelor’s Degree in business stream 2.5 at Bachelor’s level and 3 in the first semester 6.0 Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    Executive MBA Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline Minimum CGPA of 2.5 in Bachelor's Degree 6.0 Required 2 letter of recommendations Personal statement of 500 words 5 years’ experience at managerial level
    M.Sc. IT Bachelor’s degree in IT or its equivalent Minimum CGPA of 2.5 in Bachelor's Degree 6.0 Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    DBA MBA or its equivalent in any discipline Minimum CGPA of 3 6.0 Required 3 professional recommendation letters Not Required 2 years’ work experience at middle to upper management level

    Applicants are advised to make an application to the university prior to the deadline window. Candidates may be called for an interview depending on the requirements of their opted program. Furthermore, candidates who do not fulfill the english language requirements may enroll for any English course and then apply again.

    FAQs

    Ques. What is an Equivalence Letter and how can I apply for it?

    Ans. Equivalence Letter is a type of certificate issued by the ministry of UAE in order to make sure that the individual’s education is upto the UAE standards. Students can apply online. After arriving in the UAE, students must submit the Equivalence Letter within one semester at Abu Dhabi University.

    Ques. What is the process for readmission at Abu Dhabi University?

    Ans. For readmission, the candidate must first tell the university the reason for leaving and rejoining the institutions and submit a valid certificate of Good Conduct, medical certificate, and proof of financial stability. Furthermore, the committee of Abu Dhabi University will evaluate the candidate on academi and other basis. If the committee considers the eligible for readmission, then he/she will be readmitted to the university.

    Ques. What are the requirements for the Visiting Programs of Abu Dhabi University?

    Ans. Candidates visiting the UAE may apply for a short term course at Abu Dhabi University. These candidates are required to submit proof of their english proficiency, official transcripts, copy of Emirates ID, and NOC of the visiting students' home university. Visiting students may also participate in registered course-work and appear for the examinations.

    Ques. Can a candidate take a gap in his/her studies in the Abu Dhabi University?

    Ans. Abu Dhabi University does not restrict anybody from taking a gap in their studies, however, it is not generally advised as it undoubtedly increases the number of years in that degree. Furthermore, after taking the gap of a year or a semester, the candidate will have to apply for readmissions and the curriculum may even change in the time period.

    Ques. Will I be taught in Ararbic in u Dhabi University?

    Ans. The language of the curriculum depends upon the subject. Although most of the subjects are taught in English, some programs, including all the programs of Law stream, are taught in Arabic.

    Ques. What are the COVID guidelines for international students of Abu Dhabi University?

    Ans. Students arriving from green countries must submit their PCR test on arrival as well as on day 6. Furthermore, individuals arriving from other countries must submit their PCR test on arrival and on the 8th day and stay in quarantine for 10 days.

    Ques. Is Abu Dhabi University a good institution?

    Ans. Abu Dhabi University is a good institution as it offers UG, PG as well as Research courses to several students from various countries. Furthermore, it is ranked among the top 301 - 305 universities of the world and it is the largest private university of the UAE. Also, it offers quality education through its 6 colleges and its highly qualified teachers.

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