United Arab Emirates

Entry Requirements


Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirments are a 2:2 or 2:1.



Minimum Grade Required/Degree 2:2 Equivalent

Very Good/2:1 Equivalent

Excellent/1st Equivalent

Foundation Programme Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)   70% CGPA N/A N/A
Undergraduate Programmes  Higher College of Technology – Certificate  2.75 CGPA plus 50-60 credits per year 3.33/4 CGPA 3.67/4 CGPA
Undergraduate Programmes Advanced entry from Bachelor degree - entry after year 1 of Emirati degree Average of 75%, and having completed around 30 credit hours Average of 80%, and having completed around 30 credit hours Average of 85% and having completed 30 credit hours
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree  2.6-2.9/4 CGPA  3.0/4 CGPA 3.5/4 CGPA

Hamad Alawadhi - Undergraduate Engineering Student, UAE

Hamad Alawadhi

"I like how my programme balances both the theory and the practical and I’ve found the teaching staff to be friendly and helpful and always available for questions or to meet them in their office time. The New Engineering Building is a fantastic facility especially for me.

Galway is a nice place to live in. The people here are very friendly and everything is nearby you which makes life simpler."

— Hamad Alawadhi, Undergraduate Engineering Student, United Arab Emirates


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  • Indian Student Guide

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  • Brazilian Student Guide

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  • Indonesian Student Guide

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  • Chinese Student Guide

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  • North American Guide

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  • Malaysian Student Guide

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  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

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  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (20.6 MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Information

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