UAE National Applicants

To be considered for admission, all National applicants must possess a valid UAE passport, valid UAE National Identity Certificate and UAE ID.

Applicants from a high school following the UAE curriculum must have 12 years of school and an attested General School Leaving Certificate, a minimum 70% average in academic subjects, a minimum CEPA English score of 150, and a CEPA Mathematics score (no minimum score is currently required).

Applicants from a high school following an International curriculum must have 12 years of school; GCSE/IGCSE must complete five subjects at the ordinary level and two subjects at the GCE Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level, with a passing grade in each subject.

International Baccalaureate must successfully complete five subjects.

If you are currently in high school or have completed high school this year: Submit a completed application form with all documentation attached and Zayed University selected as your primary choice of institution to the National Admissions and Placement Office (NAPO).  Applications are submitted online at

International Applicants

Zayed University welcomes applications from International students who meet the admission criteria listed below and as space and resources permit.

  • An attested secondary school certificate with a minimum average of 70% or equivalent overall average.
  • GCSE/IGCSE/GCE: Completion of (5) subjects at the ordinary level and (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level with a minimum of C grade for each subject (Arabic and Islamic Studies are not included).
  • International Baccalaureate: Must successfully complete the IB diploma with a minimum of 24 points.
  • Transferred students: Be in good academic standing, GPA 2.0 or higher
  • IELTS of 5.5+ or TOEFL iBT of 71+.
  • A completed application form ( including all required documentation
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • A personal statement (250-500 words) outlining your desire to study at ZU.

For details about admission requirements and application forms for International students, please visit:

Zayed University Admission

Certificate Attestation
  • All certificates must be attested from the U.A.E Ministry of Education.
  • All certificates outside UAE should be attested and equivalent by the U.A.E Ministry of Education

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences requires that the applicant fulfil the following requirements for acceptance:

  • Satisfactory completion of 42 semester credit hours or more;
  • Attainment of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Achievement of grades of C- or better in GEN 140, GEN 145, and GEN 240;
  • Achievement of grades of C- or better in two of the three Global Awareness courses, GEN 150, GEN 155, GEN 255, and a passing grade in the third; and
  • Achievement of passing grades in GEN 105, GEN 110, GEN 111, GEN 120, GEN 130, GEN 135, GEN 165, GEN 260, and GEN 270.

(GEN 260 and GEN 270 may be scheduled for semester three, four, or five.)