Admission Requirements for Nigerian Curriculum Applicants (WAEC / NECO)


Our minimum admission requirements depend on an applicant’s type of secondary education program and certificate. 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 places.

Below are the minimum requirements. Requirements might change without prior notice based on the majors. The final decision regarding any application is made by the Office of Admissions

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Below are the minimum admission requirements. Requirements might change without prior notice based on the majors. The final decision regarding any application is made by the Office of Admissions


To be eligible for admission consideration, applicants graduating with a Nigerian Education System are required to obtain:

To be considered for admission students, who are taking the WAEC or NECO must obtain:

  1. a minimum of seven subjects with an average equivalent to 80% or more in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or NECO results
  2. obtain the minimum required English Language Proficiency test score of any one of the recognized tests listed in the following table**.


English Proficiency Scores Table

IELTS Academic

IELTS Indicator


at Home Edition


Cambridge English
Linguaskill Online










*Students who do not attain the required English Language Proficiency score, but meet AUS admission standards will be admitted to AUS Achievement Academy Bridge Program The student’s placement in the appropriate level is determined by placement tests administered at the beginning of each semester.

The following scans are required for applying:

  • final WAEC/NECO results along with the scratch card details (Examination number, test date, PIN number, serial number)
  • valid English Proficiency language score (if available at the time of applying)
  • colored passport scan (including residence visa scan for UAE residents)
  • colored UAE national ID scan will be required once you join AUS.

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)

Enrollment at AUS is usually competitive, applicants are encouraged to apply early. If you are in your final year of secondary school, you are encouraged to apply for early admission by submitting official grade reports for grade 10 and 11.

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 received your High School Diploma, you can apply through the regular admission procedure.

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