British Qualifications

Below are the minimum requirements. Requirements might change without prior notice based on the majors and subjects. Different subjects and grades might be required after evaluating an application. The final decision regarding any application is made by the Office of Admissions.

Admission to AUS is competitive, and the actual required minimum average for admission consideration will depend on the number of qualified applicants and the number of available seats.

All applicants whether from the UAE or outside must obtain an equivalency from the UAE MOE.

This applies to :

-All Private schools in the UAE applying education systems other than the MOE curriculum.

-All schools/education systems outside the UAE whether private or public.

To be eligible for admission consideration, students who are in the British system must complete at least 12 years of schooling, and obtain:

  1. Must complete at least 5 IGCSE/GCSE subjects (Arabic Language and Islamic Education are not counted as part of the above number of subjects.)
  2. Must complete GCE subjects 2 at AS-Level or 1 at A-Level.
  3. Other science subjects might be required for science majors.
  4. a minimum EmSAT score of 1550- 1650, or TOEFL (iBT) score of 80, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic)*

 Applicants who attain grade B or above in A Level subjects may be awarded course credits for freshman-level courses (up to 12 credits maximum).

 The following documents are required for applying:

  • IGCSE/GCSE or GCE Cambridge, Edexcel or AQA reports
  • letter from your current school indicating completion or enrollment in grade 12
  • colored passport scan
  • colored UAE national ID scan (for UAE nationals and residents)

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of AED 400.

Transfer applicants are required to pay a non-refundable transcript evaluation fee of 400 AED (deductible from tuition upon joining AUS)

Early Admission (highly recommended)

Seats are usually limited for applicants to the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Art and Design to apply early. If you are in your final year of secondary school, you are encouraged to apply for early admission by submitting official IGCSE/GCSE or GCE Cambridge, Edexcel or AQA reports. Furthermore, applicants for College of Architecture, Art and Design majors must present passing IELTS or TOEFL score at the time of application submission.

 Early admission is only offered to highly qualified applicants and is not considered final until students submit a recognized and officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent showing successful completion of secondary education and all other items as requested in the Letter of Admission.

 Regular Admission

If you have completed your secondary school education and have the required IGCSE/GCSE or GCE Cambridge, Edexcel or AQA reports, you can apply through the regular admission procedure. To apply log in to For application deadlines and other important dates, please visit

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