For Master’s Programs

  • Completed Degree: Bachelor of Science or equivalent from an accredited university or college recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Academic Transcripts: Student should be amongst the top 20% of the class. A minimum CGPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent if required. 
  • English Language: Internet-based TOEFL: Minimum overall score of 90, with 20 or above in each element, taken in one sitting, or IELTS (academic): Minimum grade of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, taken in one sitting. 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): General score is a plus and would be considered in the evaluation of the applicants.

For PhD Programs

  • Completed Degree: Master’s of Science or equivalent from an accredited university or college recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Academic Transcripts: Student should be amongst the top 20% of the class. A minimum CGPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent if required. 
  • English Language: Internet-based TOEFL: Minimum overall score of 90, with 20 or above in each element, taken in one sitting, or IELTS (academic): Minimum grade of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, taken in one sitting.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): General score is a plus and would be considered in the evaluation of the applicants

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