Transfer From Other Universities

Transfer Admission & Credit For Courses Earned From Other Institutions

Students who have completed collegiate work at recognized institutions and programs with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher may apply for admission to University of Fujairah and may also apply to transfer some of that work to University of Fujairah.  In addition, potential transfer students must meet all of the requirements for regular admission stated above.

Whether or not the courses taken elsewhere are transferable is an administrative decision made by University of Fujairah.  Factors that enter into the decision include the requirements for the course, the degree of similarity between the course taken elsewhere and a course offered at University of Fujairah, including the student learning outcomes of that course, the students’ major and the grade received. Under no conditions will credit be given for courses in which a grade of less than “C” was earned. Under no circumstances will credit be given for experiential learning, training provided by non-collegiate institutions, professional certification, continuing and professional development, or for outreach or service educational programs of study undertaken on a non-credit basis.  Courses for which transfer credit is given will not transfer as grades but only as courses completed.  Up to 50% of the CH required for a University of Fujairah degree may be taken elsewhere.

In order to have the course work assessed for potential transfer, the student must provide detailed course descriptions, course syllabus, and official transcripts to the Coordinator of Admissions and Registration at the time of application for admission.  The Coordinator of Admissions and Registration will inform the student, in writing, what course work has been accepted towards the requirements for University of Fujairah degree at the time of the positive notification of admission to University of Fujairah.  Students who have been given credit for a course taken elsewhere in substitution for University of Fujairah course may not take that course at University of Fujairah for credit.

These general rules of transfer credit are specified as follows:

Crediting of Courses/Subjects earned from other Academic Institutions

  1. Students who have completed collegiate work at recognized institutions and programs with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher may apply for admission to UoF and may also apply to transfer some of that work to UoF.
  2. Potential transfer students must meet all of the requirements for regular admission stated above.
  3. Whether or not the courses taken elsewhere are transferable is an administrative decision made by UoF.
  4. Factors that enter into the decision include the requirements for the course, the degree of similarity between the course taken elsewhere and a course offered at UoF, learning outcomes of that course, the students’ major and the grade received.
  5. Under no conditions or circumstances will credit be given for courses in which a grade of less than “C” was earned.
  6. Under no circumstances will credit be given for experiential learning, training provided by non-collegiate institutions, professional certification, continuing and professional development, or for outreach or service educational programs of study undertaken on a non-credit basis.
  7. Courses for which transfer credit is given will not transfer as grades but only as courses completed.
  8. Only 50% of the units required for a UoF degree may be transferred.
  9. In order to have the course work assessed for potential transfer, transferred student must provide detailed course descriptions, course syllabi, and official transcripts to the Admissions and Registration Department at the time of application for admission.
  10. For any single course to be transferred, it must cover at least 75% of learning outcomes and contents of the corresponding course at UoF .
  11. The Admissions and Registration Department shall submit the Course Transfer application to the concerned college/department for review and approval. The College Dean, Dean of Admission and Registration and Vice President for Academic Affairs, must approve all transferred units.
  12. Admission and Registration Department shall inform the student, in writing, what course work has been accepted for transfer.
  13. Students who have been given credit for a course taken elsewhere in substitution for FU course may not take that same course at the University for Credit.
  14. Transferred courses will be labeled (T) in the student’s record and therefore will not be counted in the student’s CGPA.

Inter-Program Transfer Credit

In terms of inter-program transfer credit, the University applies the following conditions:

Students who are still studying and wish to change their major from one program to another the following policies will apply:

  • If their CGPA is 2.0 or above, all courses will be accredited for them with their grades and with no change in their ID numbers.
  • If their CGPA is less than 2.0, the courses with C grade or above will be accredited for them with their grades and with no change in their ID numbers.
  • If students had withdrawn from any program and have applied for re-admission into another program, they can be re-admitted as new students with new ID numbers and courses with C grade or above will be credited for them and Transfer credit (T) will appear on their transcript.
  • Fujairah University graduates who apply to be admitted into any of FU’s new programs, will be granted (T) for all the transferable credits with C grade or above with new ID numbers, provided that these credits will not exceed 50% of the required courses in any program. And,
  • Dismissed or suspended students can be re-admitted into different Fujairah University programs as new students with new ID numbers and their courses with C grade or above will be credited for them and Transfer credit (T) will appear on their transcript.