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Undergraduate Admissions

The CUCA admission policy is based on a student’s academic achievements in secondary school certificate or its equivalent, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, handicap, or national origin. CUCA will classify a successful candidate as either full- or part-time based on the number of credit hours attempted per semester. All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of CUCA and will not be returned. If it is determined that any documents presented by the applicant are fraudulent, CUCA reserves the right to expel the student without refund of any fees paid.

To enroll in an Undergraduate Degree Program, students must meet the minimum academic and proficiency requirements.

 

Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Department

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  1. A minimum High School Average of 80% for Elite Track or 85% for Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required with no admission of General Track applicants.
  2. An EmSAT score of 1100 for English Language. or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. An EmSAT score of 800 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, the international students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
  4. An EmSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent.
  5. An EmSAT score of 900 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics). In the case that EmSAT scores in two science subjects are not available, a candidate shall sit for an equivalent Admission Exam designed by the BDS program which includes Chemistry, Biology, Physics.
  6. Passing a personal interview.
Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT-English
TOEFL-PBT 
TOEFL-iBT 
IELTS Academic

 

1100
500
61
5.0

2 EmSAT Arabic 800
3 EmSAT Math 900
4 EmSAT Science
any two subjects of Biology,
Chemistry ,or Physics
900

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the high school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Mathematics.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for 2 science courses (Chemistry, Biology or Physics).
  • A non-refundable Admission fee.
  • A valid certificate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation course (CPR), to be renewed every 2 years.
  • A Health Fitness Certificate.
  • Interview Form.

 

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

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  1. A minimum High School Average of 80% for Elite Track or 85% for Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required with no admission of General Track applicants.
  2. An EmSAT score of 1100 for English Language. or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. An EmSAT score of 800 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, the international students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
  4. An EmSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent.
  5. An EmSAT score of 900 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics). In the case that EmSAT scores in two science subjects are not available, a candidate shall sit for an equivalent Admission Exam designed by the BDS program which includes Chemistry, Biology, Physics.
  6. Passing a personal interview.
Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT-English 
TOEFL-PBT 
TOEFL-iBT 
IELTS Academic

 

1100
500
61
5.0

2 EmSAT Arabic 800
3 EmSAT Math 900
4 EmSAT Science
any two subjects of Biology,
Chemistry ,or Physics
900

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Mathematics.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for 2 science courses (Chemistry, Biology or Physics).
  • A non-refundable Admission fee.
  • Passing a personal interview set by the Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • A Health Fitness Certificate.
  • Interview Form.

 

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

Bachelor of Business Administration

  1. A minimum High School Average of 70% for Advanced or Elite Track or 75% for General Track or equivalent in Standardized International.
  2. EmSAT score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. EmSAT score of 600 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, international students. can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
  4. EmSAT score of 600 in Mathematics or equivalent.
Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT-English 
TOEFL-PBT 
TOEFL-iBT 
IELTS Academic

 

1100
500
61
5.0

2 EmSAT Arabic 600
3 EmSAT Math 600

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Mathematics.
  • A non-refundable 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 EmSAT, 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

 

The Table below shows the way students in the IEP can progress through courses, along with the five General Education (GED) courses they are permitted to take:

Table : Progression in IEP

IEP Level Pre-College English Courses Academic Program Courses Total Hours per Week
Study Hours Study Hours per Week Courses Permitted Study Hours per Week
IEP 101 180 12 for 15 weeks 1 GenEd 12 for 15 weeks 12
IEP 102 135 9 for 15 weeks 2 GenEd 9 for 15 weeks 9
IEP 103 90 6 for 15 weeks 3 GenEd 6 for 15 weeks 6

Human Resource Management (Arabic and English)

  1. A minimum High School Average of 70% for Advanced or Elite Track or 75% for General Track or equivalent in Standardized International.
  2. EmSAT score of 950 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. EmSAT score of 1000 for Arabic Language.
  4. EmSAT score of 600 in Mathematics or equivalent.
Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT-English 
TOEFL-PBT 
TOEFL-iBT 
IELTS Academic

 

950
450
51
4.5

2 EmSAT Arabic 1000
3 EmSAT Math 600

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Mathematics.
  • A non-refundable Admission fee.

 

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

Public Relations and Advertising ( Arabic and English )

  1. A minimum High School Average of 60% for Advanced or Elite or General Track or equivalent in Standardized International.
  2. EmSAT score of 950 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. EmSAT score of 1000 for Arabic Language.
  4. Passing a personal interview set by the Public Relations and Advertising program.

 

Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT – English

TOEFL Paper Based

TOEFL (IBT) Internet-Based

IELTS Academic

 

950

450

51

4.5 

2 EmSAT-Arabic 1000

 

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • A non-refundable Admission fee.
  • Interview Form.

 

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

Bachelor of Law (Arabic and English)

  1. A minimum High School Average of 75% for Elite Track or 80% for Advanced Track or 85% for General Track or equivalent in Standardized International.
  2. EmSAT score of 950 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
  3. EmSAT score of 1000 for Arabic Language.
  4. EmSAT score of 800 in Mathematics.
  5. Passing a personal interview.
Sr. Proficiency Requirement Minimum Required Score
1 One of the Following English Proficiency requirements

EmSAT-English
TOEFL-PBT
TOEFL-iBT
IELTS Academic

 

950
450
51
4.5

2 EmSAT Arabic 1000
3 EmSAT Math 800

 

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

  • Each applicant must complete a CUCA application form. This form must be submitted by the deadline dates announced by CUCA and must be accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
  • The applicant must certify that all information submitted on the application is complete and accurate at the time of submission and confirm their understanding that misrepresentation of any information or failure to provide necessary documents may result in denial or rejection of their admission to the college.
  • An official transcript of the secondary school certificate (or its equivalent) properly authenticated in accordance with the regulations and procedures specified by the Ministry of Education.
  • Letter of equivalency from the Ministry of Education in UAE for non-ministry curriculums must be provided.
  • One copy of a valid current official passport.
  • One copy of a valid Government-issued identity card.
  • Copy of a valid UAE residence visa.
  • Copy of family book for UAE nationals.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. (Certificates of TOEFL or IELTS are valid for only two years, and EmSAT is valid for 18 months).
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Arabic Language (All programs). However, International students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course instead of EmSAT Arabic.
  • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) for Mathematics.
  • A non-refundable Admission fee.
  • Interview Form.

 

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

Transfer Students
  1. Students applying as post-freshman admission, have to provide an official Transcript stating they have attended at least one semester as a full-time student at another accredited College, University, or equivalent educational institution and possess a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or above.
  2. A student with a CGPA of less than 2.0 can be admitted only to a program in a field different than his/her current field in the previous educational institution.
  3. Transfer students to all programs must submit Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in English (EmSAT, or TOEFL, or IELTS Academic) or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. The score as mentioned in the program admission requirements.
  4. Transfer students to all programs must submit Certificate of a Standardized Test of Eligibility in Arabic (EmSAT-Arabic) as approved by the Ministry of Education-Higher Education Affairs. The score as mentioned in the program admission requirements.
  5. Transfer students also must submit the EmSAT scores in Mathematics, Science courses as required by the program they are joining at CUCA.
  6. Coursework completed in the previous educational institution may be accepted in the appropriate program at CUCA by meeting the following provisions:
    • Applicant must submit an official transcript attested by the MoE-HEA showing all credits and grades earned, along with a detailed description of the courses to the Admission Office.
    • Only coursework with grade C and above, or its equivalent will be accepted.
    • Only coursework relevant to the study plan of the desired major will be considered.
    • Coursework should bear at least three credit hours; however, two or more can be combined to equal one three credit hour course.
    • The coursework content must be equal to approximately 75-80% of the CUCA course content.
    • Only 50% of total credits shall be considered as transfer credits.
    • If the student studied the same course in two different educational institutions, only one of them will be considered.
    • The coursework was not a part of Foundation and/or Intensive English Programs.
    • The Committee of Student Transfer shall review the student’s request of transfer credits and submit its recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for approval.

Notes:

  • Grades of the transfer courses earned at the host institution are not used in calculating the student’s CGPA.
  • Student must provide a letter of medium of instruction for any transferred course taught in English.
  • Students shouldn’t have been dismissed from their previous institutions for disciplinary reasons.
  • Transfer credit hours will only appear on the CUCA transcript when the Registrar receives the official and attested transcript of the student’s previous institution.