Admission Criteria


UAE Curriculum or Equivalent

American System

British System


EmSAT Requirements






College of Arts and Creative Enterprises



Pass 5 subjects with
total average 75%
Arabic and Islamic Studies not included

GCSE/IGCSE/ O-levels with grade C


4 AS-Levels with grade B

2 A-Levels with grade C

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma with 2 Merits
 (Arabic and Islamic Studies not included)

Complete the IB Diploma with at least 24 points.

EmSAT 1250, Or IELTS 5.5, Or TOEFL iBT 71 Applicants with EmSAT score of 1100, IELTS of 5.0, or TOEFL IBT score of 61 may conditionally admitted.

Applicants with EmSAT Math score of less than 500 will be required to take remedial zero-credit Math classes.

Applicants with EmSAT Arabic score of less than 900 will be required to take remedial zero-credit Arabic classes.

Applicants who studied at Private schools and foreign curriculum will have to provide:

  • Attested report cards for grades 10,11 &12                                                                                                                                                             
  • Equivalence of grade 12 certificate for a foreign curriculum (private schools) issued by the UAE’s Ministry of Education To know more click here.

High school certificates should not exceed 10 years from the date of graduation

Admission criteria for students wishing to transfer to ZU are as follows:

  • Be in good academic standing (GPA 2.25 or higher) at the institution currently attending
  • Have proof of English language proficiency: EmSAT English score of 1250, or Academic IELTS overall band score of 5.5; or TOEFL iBT total score of 71.
  • Meet the high school admission criteria for the ZU program they wish to transfer to
  • Submit official transcript
  • Required to complete minimum 60 credits hours at ZU.

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