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Undergraduate Admissions

To enroll in an Undergraduate Degree Program, students must meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for the concerned program.

 

Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Department

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Admission Requirements

12th Grade Minimum Requirements

UAE GSEC
An aggregate of 80% in the grade 12 Science stream/Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with no less than 80%.
Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 80% aggregate. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology (level 3) and Advanced Chemistry (level 3) with no less than 80%.

British Curriculum (IGCSE, GCSE, GCE)
Studied 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in O Level with a
minimum of Cs in all ‘O’ level subjects, and ‘C’ in any of the two Science subjects in AS level and ‘D’ in A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

American High School Diploma
An aggregate score of 80% is required. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores. SAT (Chem/Math) is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
Must have completed any 6 courses including Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the higher level and obtain IB score of at least 25.

Pakistan Boards/Certificates
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% and above in the 12th Grade.

An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.

Indian Boards/Certificates

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% and above in the 12th Grade of Indian State Board. An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade) and above in the 12th Grade of Indian Central Board/ICSE. An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.

NOTE:

  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 80%or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.
  • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes and personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.
Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 61
2 TOEFL Paper Based 500
3 IELTS 5.0
4 EmSAT 1100
5 Cambridge English 154
6 PTE Academic 36
7 City & Guilds B1

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
  • Letter of Equivalency from Ministry of Education in UAE, if the student obtained the High School Certificate from another country, or in any curriculum other than Ministry curriculum.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of valid UAE ID. (If applicable).
  • Copy of valid UAE visa (If applicable).
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • Health certificate.
  • CPR certificate (to be renewed every 2 years).
  • 6 passport-size photos.

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

12th Grade Minimum Requirements
UAE GSEC
An aggregate of 70% in the grade 12 Science stream/Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with no less than 70%.

Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 70% aggregate. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology (level 3) and Advanced Chemistry (level 3) with no less than 70%.

British Curriculum (IGCSE, GCSE, GCE)
Studied 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in O Level with a
minimum of Cs in all ‘O’ level subjects, and ‘D’ in any of the two Science subjects in AS level and ‘E’ in A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
American High School Diploma
An aggregate score of 70% is required. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores. SAT (Chem/Math) should be cleared. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, SAT (bio) with score of above 400 is required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
Must have completed any 6 courses including Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the higher level and obtain IB score of at least 24.
Pakistan Boards/Certificates
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% and above in the 12th Grade.

An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.

Indian Boards/Certificates
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 65% and above in the 12th Grade of Indian State Board.
An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade) and above in the 12th Grade of Indian Central Board/ICSE.
An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the 12th Grade.

NOTE:

  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70%or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.
  • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes and personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.
Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 61
2 TOEFL Paper Based 500
3 IELTS 5.0
4 EmSAT 1100
5 Cambridge English 154
6 PTE Academic 36
7 City & Guilds B1

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
  • Letter of Equivalency from Ministry of Education in UAE, if the student obtained the High School Certificate from another country, or in any curriculum other than Ministry curriculum.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of valid UAE ID. (If applicable).
  • Copy of valid UAE visa (If applicable).
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • Health certificate.
  • 6 passport-size photos.

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

Bachelor of Business Administration

HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
Holders of UAE Secondary School Certificates UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, as approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. 60%
Holders of Non UAE
Secondary School Certificates
Iranian Certificates: Pre-University (required) 12/20
Indian Boards Certificate: Senior Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
Pakistani Certificate: Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
French Baccalaureate 10/20
Lebanese and Syrian Baccalaureate 50%
North Africa Baccalaureate 50%
Nigerian Certificate: Secondary School Certificate (granted by WAEC or NECO board) 40%
American Diploma: Grade 10, 11, and 12 60%
Holders of British System Certificates (IGCSE and GCSE system) Grade 12
Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 61
2 TOEFL Paper Based 500
3 IELTS 5.0
4 EmSAT 1100
5 Cambridge English 154
6 PTE Academic 36
7 City & Guilds B1

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents which will become part of the Student File:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate. (Advanced and General stream)
  • For other high school curriculums, attested official transcript along with equivalency letter must be provided.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
    • Equivalency Letter from Ministry of Education in UAE
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • A valid visa for UAE residents.
  • One copy of a current official passport
  • Government-issued identity card.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Non-refundable application and admission fee

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

  • Applicants who do not have the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score must take TOEFL test in CUCA. Based on the results they will be placed accordingly in the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Students who require Intensive English Program (IEP) courses will be able to register for a maximum of 15 credit hours of General Education courses until they achieve the desired TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score.

The five options for General Education courses are:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • College Mathematics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Study Skills
  • UAE Studies

Human Resource Management (Arabic)

HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
Holders of UAE Secondary School Certificates UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, as approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. 60%
Holders of Non UAE
Secondary School Certificates
Iranian Certificates: Pre-University (required) 12/20
Indian Boards Certificate: Senior Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
Pakistani Certificate: Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
French Baccalaureate 10/20
Lebanese and Syrian Baccalaureate 50%
North Africa Baccalaureate 50%
Nigerian Certificate: Secondary School Certificate (granted by WAEC or NECO board) 40%
American Diploma: Grade 10, 11, and 12 60%
Holders of British System Certificates (IGCSE and GCSE) are eligible for admission if:

  • The student has passed, as a regular student, 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C. The minimum score is D and E for subjects taken at AS Level or A Level of GCSE, respectively
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts
  • The applicant must prove school attendance of at least 11 years by providing school leaving certificate
  • Combination of 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C.
  • A minimum score of D for AS Level, and E for A Level
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts
Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 45
2 TOEFL Paper Based 450
3 IELTS 4.5
4 EMSAT-Arabic 1000
5 Cambridge English 147
6 PTE Academic 29
7 City & Guilds B1

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents which will become part of the Student File:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate. (Advanced and General stream)
  • For other high school curriculums, attested official transcript along with equivalency letter must be provided.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
    • Equivalency Letter from Ministry of Education in UAE
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • A valid visa for UAE residents.
  • One copy of a current official passport
  • Government-issued identity card.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Non-refundable application and admission fee

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

  • Applicants who do not have the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score must take TOEFL test in CUCA. Based on the results they will be placed accordingly in the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Students who require Intensive English Program (IEP) courses will be able to register for a maximum of 15 credit hours of General Education courses until they achieve the desired TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score.

Public Relations and Advertising

HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
Holders of UAE Secondary School Certificates UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, as approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. 60%
Holders of Non UAE
Secondary School Certificates
Iranian Certificates: Pre-University (required) 12/20
Indian Boards Certificate: Senior Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
Pakistani Certificate: Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
French Baccalaureate 10/20
Lebanese and Syrian Baccalaureate 50%
North Africa Baccalaureate 50%
Nigerian Certificate: Secondary School Certificate (granted by WAEC or NECO board) 40%
American Diploma: Grade 10, 11, and 12 60%
Holders of British System Certificates (IGCSE and GCSE) are eligible for admission if:

  • The student has passed, as a regular student, 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C. The minimum score is D and E for subjects taken at AS Level or A Level of GCSE, respectively
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts
  • The applicant must prove school attendance of at least 11 years by providing school leaving certificate
  • Combination of 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C.
  • A minimum score of D for AS Level, and E for A Level
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts
Sr. English Test Minimum Required Score
1 TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based 45
2 TOEFL Paper Based 450
3 IELTS 4.5
4 EMSAT-Arabic 1000
5 Cambridge English 147
6 PTE Academic 29
7 City & Guilds B1

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents which will become part of the Student File:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate. (Advanced and General stream)
  • For other high school curriculums, attested official transcript along with equivalency letter must be provided.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
    • Equivalency Letter from Ministry of Education in UAE
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • A valid visa for UAE residents.
  • One copy of a current official passport
  • Government-issued identity card.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Non-refundable application and admission fee

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

  • Applicants who do not have the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score must take TOEFL test in CUCA. Based on the results they will be placed accordingly in the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Students who require Intensive English Program (IEP) courses will be able to register for a maximum of 15 credit hours of General Education courses until they achieve the desired TOEFL or IELTS or its equivalent score.

Law

HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, as approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. 60%
Holders of Non UAE
Secondary School Certificates
Iranian Certificates: Pre-University (required) 12/20
Indian Boards Certificate: Senior Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
Pakistani Certificate: Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part II 40%
French Baccalaureate 10/20
Lebanese and Syrian Baccalaureate 50%
North Africa Baccalaureate 50%
Nigerian Certificate: Secondary School Certificate (granted by WAEC or NECO board) 40%
American Diploma: Grade 10, 11, and 12 60%
Holders of British System Certificates (IGCSE and GCSE) are eligible for admission if:

  • The student has passed, as a regular student, 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C. The minimum score is D and E for subjects taken at AS Level or A Level of GCSE, respectively
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts
  • The applicant must prove school attendance of at least 11 years by providing school leaving certificate

 

  • Combination of 7 subjects at the ordinary level of IGCSE or GCSE with a minimum score of C.
  • A minimum score of D for AS Level, and E for A Level
  • The 7 subjects should cover the four areas of: Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts

TOEFL score of 450 (paper-based), 45 (internet-based), or IELTS Band 4.5 and EMSAT-Arabic (1000)

When applying for admission to CUCA, the applicant must submit the following documents which will become part of the Student File:

  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) attested by the Ministry of Education for the holders of UAE high school certificate. (Advanced and General stream)
  • For other high school curriculums, attested official transcript along with equivalency letter must be provided.
  • Below attestations for the international students from their countries:
    • Ministry of education/ higher education
    • Ministry of foreign affairs
    • UAE embassy
    • Equivalency Letter from Ministry of Education in UAE
  • A complete copy of Khulasat Al Qaid (UAE National Family Book) for UAE Nationals.
  • A valid visa for UAE residents.
  • One copy of a current official passport
  • Government-issued identity card.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Non-refundable application and admission fee

NOTE:  All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned.

Transfer of credits – Undergraduates Programs

CUCA accepts transfer of credits, provided:

  • The transfer is from a recognized institution
  • Students must meet the minimum requirements for Admission at CUCA
  • Students transferring from another institution should possess a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or above 70 grade or above.
  • A student with a CGPA of less than 2.0 can only be admitted to a program in a field different from the one the student is transferring from & only general education courses can be transferred.
  • Coursework completed elsewhere may be accepted in the appropriate program at the College by meeting the following provisions:
    • The applicant submits an official transcript showing all credits and grades earned along with a detailed description of the courses to the CUCA Office of Admission and Registration.
    • Only coursework at a grade level of C (2.0) or higher will be accepted.
    • Courses should bear at three credit hours; however, two or more can be combined to equal one three credit hour course. The course must also be approved by the respective department.
    • The coursework must be equal to approximately 75-80% of the CUCA course content.
  • No more than 50% of the total credits of the program may be accepted as transfer credit.
  • Work experience, field training & graduation projects will not be considered as transferable credit hours.
  • Transferred students needs to provide an official letter from their previous institute that English is the medium of instruction if the transferred courses are offered at CUCA in English language.

In case international student is transferring to CUCA, original bachelor certificate & transcript must be submitted to the admission office attested by:

  • Ministry of external & foreign affairs ( From same country )
  • Ministry of higher education ( From same country )
  • UAE Embassy ( From same country )

With all the above regulations and subject to approval by MOE.

NOTE:

  • Grades of the transfer courses earned at the host institution are not used in calculating the student’s CGPA.
  • Only fresh students can apply for the credit transfer at the time of the admission.