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Once a complete application is received, processed and evaluated by the Office of Enrollment Management–Graduate Admissions and the program committee, accepted applicants will receive an admission offer, and the Admissions Package will be sent to the applicant by email. 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.
It is extremely important that you download and read thoroughly the Guide for New Graduate Students, which contains information essential to complete the enrollment process.
To download and print the New Students' Guide, please refer to the below links:
The guide provides valuable information as well as instructions on how to apply for housing in the residential halls and student visas, as well as other important information. The guide also includes registration instructions for TOEFL, IELTS and other tests.
For information about assistantships, your program or course registration, please contact your college representative. Contact details will be provided in the Admission Letter.
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.
UAE Certificate of Equivalency
Applicants who earned their undergraduate degrees from universities outside the UAE must present Certificate of Equivalency for their graduation certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division.
Applicants who earned their degrees from universities inside the UAE may be required to present Certificate of Equivalency for their graduation certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division. In such cases, Graduate Admissions will notify the applicants.
Please note that AUS is not involved in the equivalency process or decisions. Issuing of Certificate Equivalency is controlled fully by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division.
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 Certificate Equivalency section or contact 80051115; or email [email protected]. Applicants have to prepare and attest all the required university and high school certificates and transcripts before leaving their home country and/or the country in which they graduated. For information about university certificates and transcripts attestations, please see the section Required Attestations. 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 three months prior to the first day of class. Applicants who have applied for Certificate of Equivalency but have not concluded the Equivalency process by the time of registration would be given the chance to register for the first semester provided that they sign the Graduate Admission Contract. Applicants selecting this option must present a copy of the MOHE Application Receipt.
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).
Registration for classes takes place after File Completion is over. Advisors are available to register students and guide them. The complete process will be explained during the Graduate Welcome 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 Graduate 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 infodesk 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 Office of Enrollment Management–Graduate Admissions located in the Main Building-First Floor.
Common Admission Holds