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Once a complete application has been received, processed and evaluated by the Office of Enrollment Management, the Admissions Package will be sent to accepted applicants by email or courier. The package includes the Admission Letter, New Students' Guide and important forms. The applicant is expected to read the letter carefully and submit any document(s) or meet any requirement(s) mentioned in the Admission Letter before the specified deadline.
To be able to register for courses, applicants must complete their application file before:
|Fall 2021*||August 24, 2021|
*Early File Completion for Fall 2021 will start on June 13, 2021. Click here to book for a File Completion Meeting.
Please download the New Students' Guide for detailed information.
If you are accepted to AUS, you will receive an Admission Letter. Please read your letter carefully. To complete your admission, please make sure you submit the required items before the indicated deadline. There are a number of very important dates in the letter that you need to note down on your calendar. Please refer to the Admission Letter from your account. You can download the Admission Letter and respond to the admission offer under the section Decision History by clicking on View next to your active application. The Admission Letter will be visible for downloading shortly. In case of any issues with downloading the letter, please contact us on infodesk.
Seat Reservation Deposit
Admitted undergraduate applicants are required to pay a non-refundable seat reservation deposit of AED 5,000 (inclusive of 5% VAT) before the deadline mentioned in the Letter of Admission.
The seat reservation deposit can be paid online using any major credit card. To pay online, please go to Banner and log in to Web Enabled Interface for Students using your AUS email username and password. Once logged in, go to Current Applicants and click on E-payment Main Menu. Select Submit E-payments and enter the AED 5,000 in the field Seat Reservation Deposit Payment. To complete the payment, click on Submit the Payment and enter your credit card details.
Please note that debit cards are not accepted for online payment. The E-payment service is valid for UAE and internationally issued major credit cards.
Click here for a full list of Accepted Forms of Payment at AUS.
Requirements for students completing their secondary education in the UAE
Requirements for students completing their secondary education OUTSIDE the UAE
UAE Certificate of Equivalency
For students completing their secondary education in the UAE:
Applicants who earned their secondary education certificate from a private school inside the UAE should apply for a Certificate of Equivalency through their school. This excludes students from the UAE General Secondary School Certificate system (Thanaweyya 'Ammah).
For students completing their secondary education outside the UAE:
Applicants who earned their secondary education certificate from a school outside the UAE must present a Certificate of Equivalency for their secondary education certificate from the UAE Ministry of Education.
Please note that AUS is not involved in the equivalency process or decisions. Issuing of the Certificate of Equivalency is controlled fully by the UAE Ministry of Education.
The first step is registering online on at www.moe.gov.ae under MOE Eservices – Service Catalog and getting a registration number. For a detailed list of the requirements and documents, visit www.moe.gov.ae under the Certificate Equivalency section. You may also contact +971 800 51115 or email [email protected]. Applicants have to prepare and attest all the required high school certificates and transcripts before leaving their home country and/or the country in which they graduated. For information about the required attestations, please see the section Required Attestations.
Applicants who have applied for a Certificate of Equivalency but have not concluded the equivalency process by the time of registration will be given the chance to register for the first semester, provided that they sign the Conditional Admission Contract. Applicants selecting this option must present a copy of the MOE Application Receipt.
Documents for equivalency applications have to be submitted in person in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Applicants are encouraged to visit the UAE and submit their applications at least two weeks prior to the first day of class.
Applicants are requested to submit valid score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT Achieve).
TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two calendar years
All admitted bachelor's degree applicants are required to complete placement tests to be able to register for first-year-level courses. The purpose of placement tests is to place students in the appropriate level of English, math and physics. Admitted applicants who do not have the required English Language Proficiency scores (TOEFL/IELTS/ EmSAT) may book for math and physics placement tests as required by their intended majors. However, an English Language Proficiency score is required to book for the English placement test. Click here for more information on our placement tests.
Admitted students must complete their files by submitting the required documents stated in their Admission Letter.
An invitation email for File Completion with detailed information on how to book a meeting with AUS Admissions staff to complete your file will be sent to admitted applicants prior to the beginning of the semester (at least one month before the start of the semester).
Early File Completion for Fall 2021 will start on June 13, 2021. Click here to book for a File Completion Meeting.
Registration for classes takes place after placement tests are over. Advisors are available to register students and guide them. The complete process will be explained during the academic orientation session. Be sure to attend this session and follow the instructions provided to avoid confusion and frustration. Students who complete their files at the Office of Enrollment Management will receive a registration pass by email to register for classes in their respective college or school. For a general listing of courses and course descriptions, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
New conditionally admitted students who could not provide the attested documents in the File Completion or those who are required to meet a condition in their first semester at AUS, will be granted a grace period of one semester to submit the required missing documents or meet the condition(s)
An Admission Hold will be placed on the student record. For the admission to be considered final, the missing documents must be submitted in the first semester at AUS to allow the student to register for the following semesters (including early registration). To view the full list of holds, please go to Banner and log in to Web Enabled Interface for Students using your AUS email username and password. Once logged in, go to Current Applicants/View Holds.
Students with active holds are required to complete their files before the registration period to be able to register for courses. To clear holds, students are required to proceed to the concerned department(s) to deliver the requirement(s) so the hold(s) can be resolved.
How to Submit the Missing Documents
• InfoDesk: If you were requested to submit forms or copies of documents, scan the forms or documents and login to https://infodesk.aus.edu to upload them. Only proper scans will be accepted. Snapshots by devices are not accepted.
• By Hand: If you were requested to submit original attested documents or transcripts, submit the documents by hand. Proceed to Undergraduate Admissions located in the Main Building-Ground Floor.
Common Admission Holds
Attested High School Reports (High School Diploma, General Certificate, Queensland Certificate, German Abitur, Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate), and IGCSE/GCSE Certificates (O/AS/A level): Conditionally admitted students must submit the attested school reports.
Official WAEC/NECO Results: Conditionally admitted students must submit a copy of the exam scratch card along with the serial number, pin number and examination details.
Final University Transcripts: Conditionally admitted transfer students must submit their final official transcripts (sealed) or have them sent directly from their previous university to the Office of Enrollment Management at AUS.
University Course Description: Conditionally admitted transfer students must submit their official course descriptions of the courses completed at the previous university. These can be submitted in a sealed envelope or sent directly from the institution to AUS.
Good Standing: Conditionally admitted transfer students joining AUS as first-year students must obtain a final transcript showing good standing from the previous university enrolled. Original transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope or sent directly from the institution to AUS.
Military Service Verification: Conditionally admitted UAE national students (males) must submit an official letter from the UAE Armed Forces showing the status of their military service duty, completion or exemption.