United Arab Emirates

Entry Requirements


Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirements 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


IDP Education Specialists
Dubai Office
Office No.104, Century Plaza Building, Jumeirah 1, P.O.Box 50085, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 344 6814
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Abu Dhabi Office
404, Syscoms College Building, Airport Road, Near Corniche, Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971 2 622 8367 | +971 2 622 8368
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Dubai Office
Office 1705, Mazaya Business Avenue – BB1 Jumeirah Lake Towers, P.O. Box 114423, Dubai
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Abu Dhabi Office
Office 1004, C2 Tower, Albateen, Baynunah St. Abu Dhabi
( We are  temporarily closed due to Covid-19, please contact Dubai office for appointments +971 526922531/ +971 4 3686087)
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  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (9.63MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway

    International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Mexican Student Guide

    Mexican Student Guide PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (1.35MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • Saudi Arabian Students

    Saudi Arabian Students PDF (1.14MB)

  • UAE Student Guide

    UAE Student Guide PDF (1.04MB)

  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

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