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United Arab Emirates

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Here you'll find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, campuses, entry requirements, and agents in your country who can help you apply.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • Completed first year at Emirati university with GPA of 2.5

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • Bachelor degree GPA 2.6

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above, ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundation, first year and pre-Masters courses designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to be able to show you have the required level of English language. This is so we can ensure you'll be able to follow your course.

  • Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses is IELTS 6.5, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

Fees and scholarships

We know that studying abroad is a huge investment. Find out more about fees, paying for university, and the support available:

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that will help you with your application to ARU:

Approved agents


  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Office G05, Block 12, Knowledge Village, Dubai
  • Telephone: +971 4 3901922
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International Placewell Consultants FZ LLC

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Block: 13, Office No: F-18 Dubai Knowledge Village Po Box: 46875 Dubai
  • Telephone: +971 4 3911178
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IDP Dubai

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: 104, Century Plaza Building, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE P.O. Box 50085
  • Telephone: +971 4344 6814
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JNS Dubai

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Office 501, Sama Building, Al Barsha 1., Dubai. UAE
  • Telephone: +971 442 97 096
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  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Address: One Canada Square, 37th Floor, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA
  • Telephone: +44 7766317128
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Global Study UK

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Dubai Knowledge Park, Al Bourooj Street, Block 2, Office G12
  • Telephone: +971 4454 3600
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TCL Global

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