Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the programs offered at the University of Fujairah are in accordance to the entry requirements published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

  • Admission to the First Semester, Academic Year 2023-2024, opens till August 18, 2023
  • Registration starts on August 1 to 25, 2023
  • Start of Classes August 28, 2023

A. General Admission Requirements

Applicant’s eligibility for admission to any of the undergraduate academic programs shall have one of the following recognized General School Certificate (GSC) and shall meet the minimum overall GSC average prescribed for the academic program applied and a score in EmSAT-English or any of its equivalent sets by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

  1. The UAE Secondary School Certificate attested by Ministry of Education or Emirates Schools Establishment.
  2. Applicants from GSC private schools, within UAE, are required to submit a certificate of equivalency for their High School Certificates from Ministry of Education.
  3. Applicants from international schools, outside UAE, are required to submit a certificate of equivalency for their High School Certificates from Ministry of Education.

Students who earned an Associate of Arts degree from UOF, or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0/4.0 shall be admitted into the third year of a Bachelor's degree provided that they have fulfilled the requirements for the regular admission.

B. Admission Criteria

  1. General Admission Criteria.
  2. 1.1 The general admission criteria set the admission requirements of the High School and English Language Proficiency. An applicant under the Elite stream or Advanced or General stream shall fulfill the general admission criteria shown in Table 1.

    Table 1. General Admission Criteria

    College Medium of Instruction High School GPA

    ( >= )

    EmSAT Score

     ( >= )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    IELTS

    ( >= )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    TOEFL

    ( >= )

    Elite Advanced General English Academic TOEFL TOEFL iBT TOEFL CBT
    College of Business Administration English 60% 60% 60% 1100 5.00 500 61 173
    College of Information Technology English 60% 60% 60% 1100 5.00 500 61 173
    College of Health Sciences (Nursing) English 65% 70% 80% 1100 5.00 500 61 173
    College of Communication Arabic 60% 60% 60% NA NA NA NA NA
    College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Arabic 60% 60% 60% NA NA NA NA NA

    1.2 Academic Programs under the College of Business Administration, College of Communication, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and College of Information Technology may accept                 applicants whose High School GPA is less than 60% provided that they will register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant                                subject’s high school certificate.

  3. Subject-Specific Admission Criteria
  4. The Subject-Specific Admission Criteria sets the admission requirements for subjects relevant to specific programs. An applicant under the Elite stream or the Advanced or the General streams shall fulfill the subject-specific admission criteria related in Table (2). For applicants from private schools or international schools, the applicant shall fulfill the subject-specific admission criteria related to the College of Business Administration and College of Health Sciences and College of Information Technology shown in Table (3). Additionally, pass the personal interview set by the desired College.

    Table 2. Subject-Specific Admission Criteria (Governmental Schools)

     

    Colleges

    EmSAT Score

    ( >= )

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    High School Subject

    ( >= )

    Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics
    College of Business Administration 600 N/A N/A N/A 60% N/A N/A N/A
    College of Health Sciences (Nursing) 700 700 (any two science subject: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) 80% 80% 80% 80%
    College of Information Technology 700 700 (any one science subject: Biology, Chemistry, and  Physics) 60% 60% 60% 60%
    College of Communication N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

     

    Table 3. Subject-Specific Admission Criteria (non-Governmental Schools)

     

    Colleges

    EmSAT Score

    ( >= )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    International Tests Scores

    ( >= )

    Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics
    College of Business Administration 600 N/A N/A N/A SAT 450 N/A N/A N/A
    College of Health Sciences (Nursing) 700 700 (any two-science subject: Biology, Chemistry, and  Physics) SAT 450 SAT II 450 SAT 450 SAT 450
    College of Information Technology 700 700 (any one science subject Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) SAT 450 SAT II 450 SAT 450 SAT 450
    College of Communication N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

C. Admission or Placement Test Option:

a. The UOF placement tests are developed to be comparable to the level of standards tests. Tests are conducted on campus and computer-based.
b. If the student scores (>= 60 and < 70) in a placement test, the student shall register for a 16-week relevant course that’s not part of the program requirements, and student must score B or higher in the course. If fails to get a B, the student must change to another major.
c.      Students who’ve scored below 60 in a placement test must choose another major.

D. Conditional Admission

  1. a. Based on CAA standards, a student who meets the admission criteria but lacks the necessary documentation such as an English equivalent score on a standardized test approved by the CAA-MOE may be admitted on a conditional basis for one (1) regular semester. Exceptionally and after CAA approval, another one full regular semester can be given to students who are conditionally admitted to cover the remaining general education courses.
      Theconditional acceptance must include:

    1. English and Mathematics for programs under the College of Business Administration.
    2. English, Math and any two subject: (Biology Chemistry, and Physics for the programs under College of Health Sciences.
    3. English, Math and any one subject: (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) for the programs under the College of Information Technology.
  2. During the student’s conditional admission status, the student may enroll in no more than (12) credit hours from the list of General Education core courses of the academic program to contribute toward an undergraduate degree.
  3. The student may enroll in the Intensive English Language Program, for non-credit remedial courses to prepare the student for any form of English Test approved by the CAA.
  4. However, if the student can submit an appropriate English Test score approved by the CAA during the semester, he/she shall be then fully admitted for the next semester and can enroll in the corresponding credit-bearing courses of the program he has been fully admitted for.
  5. The Department of Admission and Registration (DAR) shall notify the student, under conditional admission, to submit the necessary documents on or before the end of the conditional admission semester. Failure to supply the missing documents by the end of the first semester will result in the administrative dismissal of the student.

E. Application for Admission

Prospective students are required to apply and fill the Admission Form. The admission form can be downloaded from the University’s website or directly from the DAR. They can apply by mail, in person, or online.  The application must be accompanied by the admission fee, which is non-refundable, and all the documentation mentioned in the form. Students not meeting the deadline will be required to wait until the next semester when new students are admitted.

F. Admission Decision and Notification

Decisions on admission will be made by the DAR. All prospective students will be notified within two weeks from the time they apply.

The deadline for admission is one week before the end of semester registration.

G. Orientation of New Students

All new students are expected to attend the orientation session held during the week before the beginning of the semester.

H. Admission and Credit Transfer

Students who have completed collegiate work at recognized Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and programs with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher may apply for admission to the University of Fujairah (UOF) and may also apply to transfer some of those approved credits to UOF. In addition, potential transfer students must meet all of the requirements for regular admission stated above.

Whether or not the courses were taken elsewhere are transferable is an administrative decision made by UOF.  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, including the student learning outcomes of that course, the students’ major, and the grade received. Under no conditions shall credit be given for courses in which a grade of less than “C” was earned. Under no circumstances shall 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 shall not transfer as grades but only as courses completed. Up to 50% of the credit hours 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 syllabi, and official transcripts to the DAR at the time of application for admission.  The DAR shall inform the student, in writing, what coursework has been accepted towards the requirements for the University of Fujairah degree at the time of the positive notification of admission to UoF.  Students who have been given credits for a course taken elsewhere in substitution for UOF course may not take that course at UoF for credit.

I. Inter-Program Transfer Credit

For the inter-program transfer credit, the following conditions are applied:

  1. For 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 grades or above will be accredited for them with their grades and with no change in their ID numbers.
  2. 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 grades or above will be credited for them and Transfer credit (TC) will appear on their transcript.