5.3.1 Does your university as a body systematically measure/track women’s application rate, acceptance/entry rate and study completion rate at the university?

5.1.1. General Admission requirements for Masters level programs:

1. Completion of a recognized baccalaureate in a discipline appropriate for the Masters degree. A higher Diploma is not equivalent to a baccalaureate degree and does not qualify an applicant for admission to Masters programs. *

2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the applicant’s baccalaureate degree program.

3. For programs taught in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based or 79 on the Internet-Based test, or its equivalent in a standardized English language test, such as 6.0 IELTS or another standardized, internationally recognized test approved by the Commission, with the following exceptions:

  • A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language.

  • An applicant with an undergraduate qualification from an English medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score 500 on the Paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Commission, at the time of admission to his/her undergraduate program.

4. Undergraduate equivalency certificate- required for all students who have graduated from an undergraduate program outside the UAE (*) For admission in the Master in IT Management & Governance, only applicants holding Engineering / IT / Business related certificates will be considered.

Undergraduate Equivalency Certificate Requirement:

An undergraduate equivalency certificate issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE is required for all students who completed their undergraduate studies outside of the UAE.

The steps required to obtain an equivalency may be found below:

1. University certificates and transcripts must be attested by the Ministry of Education in the country where the issuing university is based.

2. Following that, the student also needs to have the certificates and transcripts attested by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country.

3. If the student is not able to have the attestation completed by the UAE embassy or consulate in that same country, they may also be able to obtain the same attestation or equalization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Consulate of the particular country they studied in.

4. After the above is completed, the undergraduate equivalency certificate must be requested and issued by the UAE Ministry of Education.


As shawn below, both genders should participate to the same conditions and same application