Admission Offers

GSD


A candidate who is admitted to a graduate program will receive an official “Offer of Admission” notification via their official Zayed University e-mail address which includes all admission details. Admission decisions are not subject to appeal.

Regular Admission

Except where restricted by further program level requirements, the minimum requirements for regular admission to a graduate degree program are:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree in a discipline considered appropriate to the graduate degree program from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or equivalent;

and one of the following:

  • A TOEFL score of 213 CBT, 79 iBT, 550 PBT, or

  • An IELTS (Academic) overall band score of not less than 6.0, or

  • Evidence that the applicant is a native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language. 

Applicants to graduate degree programs offered in Arabic must meet one of the following English language requirements at the time of admission:

  • A TOEFL score of 139 CBT, 51 iBT, 450 PBT, or

  • An IELTS overall band score of not less than 4.5, or

  • Evidence that the applicant is a native speaker of English who has completed h his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.

Conditional Admission

Except where restricted by further program level requirements, an applicant to a graduate degree offered in English who does not qualify for regular admission may be eligible for conditional admission by meeting one of the following requirements at the time of admission:

  • A TOEFL score of 197 CBT, 71 iBT, 525 PBT, or

  • An IELTS overall band score of not less than 5.5.

A conditionally admitted student:

  • Must meet the English language requirement for regular admission by the end of the student’s first semester of study;

  • May take a maximum of six (6) credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English courses; and,

  • Must achieve a minimum of CPGA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 6 credit hours in the credit-bearing courses studied for the graduate degree program.

A conditionally admitted student:

  •  Who fail to meet the aformentioned requirements will be dismissed from the graduate degree program.