Admissions Criteria

 

Welcome to Zayed University, where excellence meets opportunity. Our admission requirements are tailored to identify bright individuals who embody the spirit of innovation and diversity that defines Zayed University.
In this overview, we'll highlight key components of our admission requirements, emphasizing our commitment to creating a dynamic learning environment. We encourage you to explore the criteria outlined here, ensuring your application reflects both your academic achievements and unique qualities.

High-school Requirements for All Colleges

Curriculum Requirements
Ministry of Education Curriculum (Advanced and Elite) 70%
Ministry of Education Curriculum (General and Applied) 80%
American Curriculum Pass 5 subjects with a minimum total average of 80% (excluding Arabic and Islamic Studies)
British Curriculum 3 A-Levels with a grade of “C” or higher (excluding Arabic and Islamic Studies)
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma with a minimum of 24 points
Other Curricula 80% or equivalent

Other Requirements for College of Arts and Creative Enterprises

Degree Program
English Requirement
Math Requirement
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Design EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 500 or SAT 450
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design 
Bachelor of Architecture EmSAT 1400
or
IELTS 6.0
or
TOEFL iBT 79
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.
Note: All CACE applicants are required to submit a Portfolio as part of the application process.

Other Requirements for College of Communication and Media Sciences

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Sciences
  • Concentration in Media Production and Storytelling
  • Concentration in Integrated Strategic Communications
  • Concentration in Tourism and Cultural Communications
EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 500 or SAT 450
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.

Other Requirements for College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
  • Concentration in International Relations
  • Concentration in Middle East/Gulf Studies
  • Concentration in Political Economy and Development
EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 500 or SAT 450
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.

Other Requirements for College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement Science Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Psychology EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 500 or SAT 450 -
Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Nutrition Two (2) Science Subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Biology) EmSAT 700 or HS subject score 80%
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability EmSAT 700 or SAT 520 One (1) Science Subject (Physics or Chemistry or Biology) EmSAT 700 or HS subject score 80%
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.

Other Requirements for College of Business

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Accounting EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 600 or SAT 485
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.

Other Requirements for College of Technological Innovation

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement Science Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 
  • Concentration in Security and Network Technologies
  • Concentration in Web and Mobile Application Development
EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 700 or SAT 520 One (1) Science Subject (Physics or Chemistry or Biology) EmSAT 700 or HS subject score 80%
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Concentration in Enterprise Systems
  • Concentration in Management of Information Systems
  • Concentration in Business Intelligence
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 2.25.

Other Requirements for College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Program English Requirement Math Requirement Science Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Social Innovation (Blended) EmSAT 1250
or
IELTS 5.5
or
TOEFL iBT 71
EmSAT 600 or SAT 485 -
Bachelor of Science in Business Transformation (Blended) EmSAT 750 or SAT 535 -
Bachelor of Science in Computational Systems (Blended) EmSAT 900
or
SAT 590
One (1) Science Subject (Physics or Chemistry or Biology) EmSAT 700 or HS subject score 80%
Transfer requirement: Minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Note: Zayed University will not accommodate exemptions to the admission requirements nor accept conditional admissions.


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