Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements 
All applicants must satisfy the following basic admission requirements:
  1. Completion of secondary education or an equivalent level with the required average no earlier than three years prior to joining the University. Applicants to the College of Medicine and Dentistry need to have finished their secondary education no more than one year previously.
  2. The applicant should not have been expelled from the UoS or any other institution for academic or disciplinary reasons.
  3. Applicants should indicate their order of preference for majors on the application form.
  4. Applicants are accepted in different majors according to the student’s preference and her/his grade average and depending on the capacity of each college.
  5. Applicants should complete and submit the application form and required documents to the Admissions Department by the stated deadlines and pay the application fee of AED 300.
  6. Meeting the secondary education grade requirements as well as other admission requirements, and submitting the application, paying the application fees & receiving an ID number does not in any way mean that an applicant is admitted to the University. Students are required to pay a reservation fee after meeting specific criteria on a competitive basis, in accordance with University policy.  Student reservation fees are nonrefundable if the student withdraws or does not enroll in the University, and are applied toward tuition fees if the student enrolls in his/her program.
  7. Applicants to the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry pay a 1500 AED fee for their applications to be considered as part of the admissions competitive process. This fee is non-refundable if the applicant is rejected or withdrew from the university.
  • ​​A student will not be issued an ID or allowed to register in courses unless the admission file is complete.
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Academic Qualifications: 
A student applying to join the UoS must have completed her/his secondary education and have had at least 12 years of schooling prior to the date of application.
The applicant should have graduated from a school licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE, and must submit a certified copy of the secondary school certificates, with a grade script certified by the school and the Ministry of Education or the Education Zone in the UAE.
An applicant who attended school outside the UAE should be a graduate of a school recognized by the official education authority in the country of study. Certificates submitted must be authenticated by the Education Authority in the country of study, such as the Ministry of Education, Boards of Education, or the British Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country, then the relevant Embassy of the United Arab Emirates or the Embassy of the Country in the UAE, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.

Holders of Certificates of Secondary Education or its Equivalent (Science or Literature Sections):
Students who hold a secondary education certificate from a recognized school may apply for admission to one of the bachelors programs, in accordance with the conditions and standards set by the university, within the limits of its capacity and according to the following provisions:

- A minimum average of 70% (Literary or Scientific Section) is required for admissions to the following colleges: 

  • Shari'a & Islamic Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Communication
  • Arts Humanities and Social Sciences​
- A minimum average of 70% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Sciences.
- A minimum average of 75% (Scientific Section) for applying to the Colleges of Engineering and Health Sciences.
- A minimum average of 80% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Pharmacy.
- A minimum average of 85% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Dentistry.
- A minimum average of 90% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Medicine.

Note : Fulfilling the above minimum average requirements does not guarantee admission to a program. These requirements represent a threshold for including the application in the competition pool.

Students Holding a Technical High School Certificate or its Equivalent:
Students who hold a Technical Secondary School Certificate from a recognized school may be admitted to an undergraduate program according to the following requirements:

Study Track
College
Average
Sharia

- Sharia and Islamic Studies

- Law

- Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, (Except English language and Literature)
75%
Business
Business – Business Administration or Public Administration
80%
Industrial
Engineering or Sciences
(According to their respective fields)
85%
Technical Institution certificate
Engineering or Sciences
(According to their respective fields)
90%

 Holders ofCertificates of Secondary Education  from a Foreign Country and/or System: 


A.   High School Diploma Certificate :  
An applicant who holds a High School Diploma (American system) or its equivalent may be admitted upon meeting the following conditions:

  • The student has completed 12 years of study.
  • The certificate is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • The student must have studied 6 courses in the fields of Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, and Languages with English as the language of instruction.
  • The Diploma study track (Literature or Science) is determined on the basis of the courses studied in the 12th year (two Science and one Mathematics subjects constitute a Science Track).
  • Applicants to the Medical Colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy )must have completed two courses of Biology, two courses of Chemistry, and at least one course in Physics in the last three years (G10,G11,G12) and attained a grade of (B) or higher in the 12th year in Biology or Chemistry.
  • The UoS may award up to (12) credit hours for students who have successfully achieved a grade of (5) or higher in specific subjects of the IB Higher-Level Examination, and will be given substitute courses instead.

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B.   British Certificates (IGCSE, GCSE, GCE):

An applicant who holds a British certificate of secondary education or its equivalent may be admitted upon meeting the following conditions::

  • Has completed 12 years of study by the time she/he has finished secondary education and must provide proof thereof.
  • The highest 7 grades obtained will be considered as follows:
    • A minimum grade of C in 5 O-Level subjects, and minimum grade of D in 2 AS-Level subjects or
    • A minimum grade  of C in 6 O-Level subjects and a minimum grade of E in one A-Level subject
    • The courses should cover at least four areas of study: Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Fine Arts & Design, and Languages.
  • For an applicant to be considered as a graduate of the Science Track in secondary educations she/he must have successfully studied at least 2 Science and one Mathematics subjects at O-Level and AS-Level or A-Level.
  • Applicants to the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, or Pharmacy must have taken Chemistry and Biology courses at the O-Level, AS-Level or A-Level and attained at least a minimum grade of B at the AS-Level or a C at the A-Level in one of these subjects.
  • The UoS may award up to (12) credits for students who have successfully achieved a grade of (C) or better in specific A-Level subjects, and will be given Substitute Courses instead. 

  

C. International Baccalaureate Certificate (IB):

An applicant who holds International Baccalaureate Certificate may be admitted upon meeting the following conditions:

  • The student has completed 12 years of study .
  • The certificate is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • The student must have studied 6 courses in the fields of Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, and Languages. And it should include at least two subjects from the higher level.
  • Student should obtain not less than 24 points from 45 points.
  • The Diploma study track (Literature or Science) is determined on the basis of the courses studied in International Baccalaureate certificate (two Science and one Mathematics subjects constitute a Science Track).
  • Applicants to the Medical Colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy)must have completed two courses of Biology, two courses of Chemistry, and at least one course in Physics in the last three years (G10,G11,G12) and attained a grade of (5) or higher in the International Baccalaureate certificate in Biology or Chemistry subject .
  • The UoS may award up to (12) credit hours for students who have successfully achieved a grade of (5) or higher in specific subjects of the IB Higher-Level Examination, and will be given substitute courses instead.


Special Admissions Requirements for the College of Medicine andCollege of  Dentistry:
A. The Criteria for entering the Competition of the Medicine and Dentistry Colleges:

All students applying to the Medicine and Dentistry Colleges will be subject to further selection criteria based on academic competition amongst applicants depending on the regulations of the University.

Students have to pay 1500 AED to enter the competition process. This amount is non-refundable in any case: (acceptance, non-acceptance, withdrawal, or non-attendance.,). In case of acceptance, the fee is considered a first installment of tuition fees.

B. Confirmation of Admission for Medicine and Dentistry Colleges:

All new students acceptedin Medicine and Dentistry Colleges should pay the tuition fees within maximum period of one week after announcement of their acceptance.

Students who do not enroll for the semester in which they werea dmitted will be denied admission to the University and will not receive a refund of any fees paid.

C. Minimum requirements for promotion to the First Year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or Bachelor of Dental Surgery:
In order for a student of these programs to be promoted to Year One she/he must:
  • Successfully complete the foundation Year
  • Attain minimum cumulative GPA of (2.5)
  • Attain minimum cumulative GPA of (2.5) in Chemistry and Biology and their respective labs.
  • Students who successfully score the above GPA are subjected to competition for seats available in these colleges.
Special Admissions to College of Business Administration:
Students accepted to the College of Business are admitted to the General Business program. After completing 36 credit hours of study in the General Business program, 18 of which are College requirements, students may continue in one of the college majors subject to satisfying the major-specific requirements. 

 
Language of Instruction:
- The language of instruction is Arabic in the following programs: all programs offered in the Colleges of Shari'a and Islamic Studies , Law , Arts,Humanities and Social Sciences (except the English Language & Literature, and International Relations programs ), the program of Law in the Community College , Public Relations program in the College of Communication.
 
- However ,the language of instruction is English in the following programs: all programs offered in the Colleges of Engineering , Business Administration , Fine Arts and Design , Sciences , Medicine , Dentistry , Pharmacy , and Health Sciences; the English Language and Literature program and Internaional Relations program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and Mass Communications program in the Colleges of Communication.
 
All programs offered in the Community College are also taught in English except for the program in Law .

Important General Notes: 
  1. Students shall fill in the application form personally, and be responsible for the accuracy of the information filled therein. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Students are responsible for completing all admission procedures by the specified deadlines, in accordance with the instructions of the Admissions Office as announced in the academic calendar. The University is not responsible for applications not completed by students on time​. All students are required to visit the University’s website (www.sharjah.ac.ae) to learn about the dates and locations of the admission exams, TOEFL test, and personal interviews as well as to see their results.
  3. Reservation seat fees are nonrefundable if the student withdraws or does not enroll in the University, and are applied toward tuition fees if the student enrolls in his/her program.
  4. Admission is granted for the semester to which the student is applying. A student’s admission will be cancelled if the student does not enroll in the same semester as when the application has been submitted. 
  5. New students are permitted to postpone admission for a maximum of one semester for all programs with the exception of College of Fine Arts and Design for which they may postpone admission for one year after paying the required fees and submitting all required forms to the Admission Office.
  6. Paragraph (5) applies for all the University programs except for programs in the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, which do not allow postponement of admission.
  7. The University does not accept the submission of the original High School Certificate. Students are required to provide copies certified by the proper authorities.
  8. All documents submitted for admission to the University are considered the property of the University. Students are not permitted to request any documents from their personal file once submitted to a staff member.
  9. The University is not responsible for scholarship applications. Students are required to contact sponsors on their own.
  10. Applications received after the admission period will not be considered.
  11. The University reserves the right to increase the fees every year.
  12. Students Shall Abide by All Other University Requirements