• *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
Applications for admission to AUD’s graduate programs are evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the respective graduate program, which consists of the Program Director as Chair, two graduate faculty members appointed by the Program Director, and one representative of the Admissions Office. The Committee employs a balanced approach, based on the principle that ample satisfaction by an applicant, of one or more of these criteria, may to a reasonable extent compensate for deficiencies in one or more of the other criteria used in the applicant’s evaluation.
To be considered for admission to an AUD graduate program, applicants must submit the following documents and information:
Academic Documents
  • An Application for Admission to an AUD graduate program, duly completed, signed and dated by the applicant. The application must clearly specify the program and specialization option to which the applicant wishes to be admitted. This application may also be filled online: Apply Online.
  • Original, official transcripts of academic record from all universities, colleges or other postsecondary institutions attended by the candidate; to be submitted to the Admissions Office. Transcripts should be attested by the appropriate higher education authority in the country in which the undergraduate degree was granted, and must be translated into English if they are issued in a language other than English.
    • Applicants with degrees granted outside the U.A.E. should obtain attestation from (a) the Ministry of the country of study; (b) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in/of that country; and, (c) the U.A.E. Embassy in that country or the Embassy of the country of study in the U.A.E. and the U.A.E. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Applicants with degrees granted outside the UAE should obtain equivalency from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). It is solely the applicant’s responsibility to obtain this equivalency from the MOHESR.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Diplomas – originals required for verification.
Personal Documents
  • A statement of the applicant’s career objectives, special professional and academic interests, and other reasons why the candidate wishes to pursue their choice of program at AUD, as well as the applicant’s special skills, expertise and interests that might contribute towards enriching the graduate learning at AUD.
  • CV or resume describing professional and academic experience.
  • Reference Forms: Graduate Admissions Committees will look for evidence of each candidate’s maturity, seriousness of intent, perseverance, academic and professional preparedness, promise and potential, and chances of successful completion of the graduate program. Candidate is required to submit two Reference Forms or letters of recommendation completed by present or former university instructors or employers.
  • Photocopy of passport, residence visa page, UAE ID, and two passport-size pictures.
Test Scores
  • Official test scores (as required for each program): test scores must be submitted at the time of application; however, subject to the evaluation and approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee, applicants who have not taken the tests at the time of application may be granted conditional admission, with a requirement that they submit satisfactory test scores not later than the end of the first term following admission.
    • M.B.A. applicants: Official GMAT® score sent directly to the Admissions Office.
    • M.Ed. applicants: Official GRE® score sent directly to the Admissions Office. AUD’s GRE® code is 7493, or Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators score sent directly to the Admissions Office.
    • M.S.C.M. applicants: Official GRE® score sent directly to the Admissions Office. AUD’s GRE® code is 7493.
  • Evidence of satisfying the English language requirement: TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or EMSAT or its standardized equivalent approved by MOHESR sent directly from the testing agency to AUD’s Admissions Office. Tests must have been completed within the past twenty-four months immediately preceding the date of the application for admission. The university’s TOEFL® code is 0063.
Financial Requirements
  • Non-refundable application fee of AED200.
  • Reservation deposit fee of AED2,000: which is fully applied toward tuition upon acceptance to the program.