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The UAE Ministry of Education requires all enrolled students to obtain a certificate of equivalency for their secondary education certificate.
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 oustside 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.
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.