Summer 2021 Semester FAQs and Guidelines







Summer 2021 Semester Final Exams: FAQs and Guidelines

Please note that during exams period:

  • In order to enter Campus, all Students,  Staff and Faculty members in direct contact with students, are required to present a negative PCR test result valid within 48 hours, including vaccinated students,  Faculty and Staff members.  

  • Primary contact students with a positive COVID-19 case on Campus should continue taking exams on Campus, provided they present a negative PCR result of no more than 48 hours.

Also please note that ALL exemption requests MUST be submitted through the e-form before Tuesday 6th of July (midnight). All requests sent to Colleges via email will need to be resubmitted through the e-form.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are summer exams online or Face-to-Face?
All summer exams will be on-Campus

2. Am I required to present PCR result to enter Campus during exams?
Yes, it is mandatory for Campus entry to show a negative PCR result not older than 48 hours during the final exams.

3. Will you accept DPI test?
No, only a negative PCR test result.

4. Where I can get the PCR test done for free?
  • AUH: all SEHA Screening Centers provides free PCR test every 12 days for students who provide their university IDs.

  • Al bait Al Motwahed (البيت المتوحد) provide free test every 7 days, in every emirate.

5. What document of PCR test should I present?
Results through Al Hosn App or SMS showing Emirates ID and the name.

6. Which gates can I enter from to attend my on-Campus classes?
  • DXB- Car entrance gates: 1, 2, 3, 4. Entry Halls B, D and F

  • AUH- Female Students: Gates 1,2 and 9/ Male Students: Gates 5, 6 and 8

7. Will the class rooms be sanitized ?
Yes. All safety measures will be taken.

8. If my exam is being held at the Convention Center in Dubai, can I enter through the Main Entrance?
No, students should enter only through the students’ entry halls B, D and F.

9. If I am a veiled student, will I be required to show my face for identification?
Yes. Additionally, all students must present their ZU ID in order for them to be allowed to take their exams.

10. If I test positive, what procedures/documents do I need to follow and provide?
Students who test positive should:
  • Leave the campus immediately

  • Upload the result in the student tracking system:

  • Fill out the Exam Exemption E-Form to obtain approval to do your exam online providing all the supporting documents.

9. If a family member tests positive, what should I do?
Fill out the exam exemption E-Form to obtain approval to do your exam online providing all the supporting documents including  positive PCR test result for the family member must be presented along with a copy of the family member’s Emirates ID.

10. Will there be any food outlets in Campus during exams?
Yes. Please be cautious while removing the mask for eating and drinking and maintain physical and social distance and avoid gatherings.

11. Are we allowed to stay on Campus after exams?
No, you should leave the Campus immediately after finishing all your exams.

12. What can I do if I do not have transportation and live in different city or Emirate?
Students need to organize their own transportation during the exams period.

13. Where can I charge my laptop if I run out of charge?
ITD recommends that students should carry their own laptop chargers along with them during the pandemic to reduce interaction or exchange of items. They should also ensure that their laptops have enough charge to last the duration of the classes and avoid any interruption.
In case a student has forgotten his/her charger, IT have provisioned charging stations with sterilized compartments to charge the student devices, however, these are limited in numbers and can only serve few users at a time.
  • Limited chargers can also be requested from IT Happiness Centers, in case of emergency only.

  • To reach IT Service Center please call: AUH: 02 599 3666 / DXB: 04 402 1777

  • To visit the Center in Dubai Campus: you will find it next to wing A.

  • To visit it on Abu Dhabi campus, you can find at the left side of the Ground Floor entrance.

14. Will I be expected to wear my mask throughout the on-Campus exams?
Yes, at all times as a precaution measure, as long as you are on the Campus premises. Please note that disciplinary measures will be taken in case precautionary measures are not respected. Disciplinary measure may vary from warning to dismissal.


Referring to the directives issued by the Ministry of Education, Summer classes will be conducted online with some exceptions as per the college decision. Midterm, Final and makeup exams for Summer 2021 will be conducted on Campus.

  • Students are expected to follow the below guidelines:

  • Students are expected to arrive to Campus at least one hour prior to their exam.

  • Prior to arriving to the entry hall, please prepare your PCR result to be checked/verified by the security guards. You are advised to download Al-Hosn app and show your PCR result through this App.

  • Students are expected to present their EID and ZU IDs and a valid negative PCR:

  • For exams on Campus: a negative PCR not older than 48 hours.

  • Students failing to present the above will not be allowed to access the Campus and will miss their exams.

  • In case temperature of student is found high at the entry hall through the thermal imaging cameras, they will NOT be allowed to enter the Campus, and will need to report immediately to their college in order for a decision on next steps to be made.

  • Students are responsible to arrange for their own transportation during the summer school.

  • Students are expected to leave Campus immediately after finishing their last class.

  • In case you feel sick on Campus, please report to the Clinic immediately through phone and follow the instructions. You will need to report immediately to your college.

  • Students who can’t attend the exam for any reason, need to submit a request to the Assistant Deans of students in their college with supporting documents and fill out the Exam Exemption E-Form (for a final exam makeup) at least 72 hours before the time of the exam, and send an email to the faculty member teaching the course.

  • Students failing to obtain the college approval prior to the exam day, will receive Zero in the exam.

  • Students are expected to adhere to the instructions on physical and social distancing, use hand sanitizer, and wear their masks and properly at all times. Additional masks and other personal protective equipment are available in common corridors and entry halls. It is required to use them always while students are on Campus and dispose the used masks and other PPE in the biological waste cabinet (yellow trash bins).

  • Prayer rooms will be opened 5 minutes before the prayer time and will be closed 20 minutes after the prayer time. Please bring your own praying mat.

  • Students with medical conditions or students of determinations will be allowed to take their exams online, provided they present valid medical documents by filling out the exam Exemption E-Form (for the off-campus final exam).

Click here to download the user guide for College and Health Center Process

Click here to download the user guide for Final Exam Makeup

Click here to download the user guide for Exemption for Off-Campus Exam

Any violations of the above-mentioned guidelines may result in students’ disciplinary measures.

Medical Conditions that Increase COVID-19 Risk

People with the following conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, the CDC says:

1.    Students with medical condition

  • Cancer

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic lung diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate to severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension

  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)

  • Down syndrome

  • Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)

  • Liver disease

  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia

  • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant (includes bone marrow transplants)

  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain

2.    Pregnant students

3.    Students of Determination

4.    Students abroad with validated documents

5.    Hospitalized students

6.    Any other unforeseen circumstances supported with valid documents