Undergraduate Admissions – Types

Full Admission

In addition to the minimum admission criteria, to be considered for full-admission, applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:

 1. Proof of English language proficiency, which may take one of the following forms:

  • An academic IELTS minimum score of 6.0 (out of 9).
  • An EmSAT English minimum score of 1400
  • A TOEFL minimum score of 79 on the Internet Based Test (IBT).

Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years only and should be taken from an approved testing center. ( TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language | IELTS – International English Language Testing System)

2. An EmSAT Math minimum score of 1250

3. Satisfactory entrance interview

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for full admission as freshmen in English and who have been judged to have the potential to reach these standards, may be offered conditional admission and required to complete the Preparatory Program within a maximum of 12 months.

In addition to the minimum admission criteria, to be considered for conditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Proof of English language proficiency which may take one of the following forms:

  • An academic IELTS minimum score of 5.5 (out of 9). 
  • An EmSAT English minimum score of 1250.
  • Or equivalent in other tests approved by the Ministry of Education.

2. An EmSAT Math minimum score of 1000

3. Satisfactory entrance interview

The Preparatory Program is an intensive, full-time program of developmental study in academic and technical English, mathematics, physics and chemistry required for success in a Khalifa University degree program. Students who successfully complete the program are offered full admission into the degree programs.

Students who are not able to achieve the standard for successful completion of the Preparatory Program within 12 months will have their conditional admission withdrawn, and they will be asked to leave the University.