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Admission Process


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 Dental Medicine 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. The applicant should be medically, physically and mentally fit to be admitted to the university in accordance with the desired major.
  4. Applicants should indicate their order of preference for majors on the application form. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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 360.
  7. 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. 
  8. Applicants to the Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine 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.
  9. The applicant who are still in their seats will receive conditional admission until the final results are submitted, and fulfill the requirements based on competitive criteria.
  10. A student will not be issued an ID or allowed to register in courses unless the admission file is complete.

  • 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:
Students who hold a secondary education certificate from a recognized school may apply for admission to one of the bachelor 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
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Communication
  • Arts Humanities and Social Sciences except early childhood program
- A minimum average of 80% (Literary Section) or a minimum average of 75% (Scientific Section)for applying to the College of Law.
- A minimum average of 75% (Literary Section) or a minimum average of 75% (Scientific Section)for applying to the College of Bussiness Administration.
- A minimum average of 80% (Literary Section) or a minimum average of 75% (Scientific Section)for applying to Early childhood program in College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences .
- A minimum average of 75% (Literary Section) or a minimum average of 70% (Scientific Section) for applying to Business Information System major in College of Computing and Informatics .
- A minimum average of 70% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Sciences and College of Computing and Informatics in the following programs: Computer Science, Information Technology- Multimedia.
- A minimum average of 75% (Scientific Section) for applying to the Colleges of Engineering, Health Sciences and Computer Engineering program in the College of Computing and Informatics.
- 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 Dental Medicine.
- A minimum average of 90% (Scientific Section) for applying to the College of Medicine.

Holders of Secondary School Certificates from the schools that Follows the Educational System of Ministry of Education in UAE or the Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi:  
Students holding a secondary School certificates in UAE country that follows the educational system of Ministry of Education or the Abu Dhabi Education Council \ Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi are able to apply to the available programs in the university , as illustrated in the attached table.


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.

Holders of 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 program)

75%
Business Business – Business Administration
80%
Industrial
Engineering or Sciences or Computing and Informatics (According to their respective fields)
85%
Technical Institution certificate
Engineering or Sciences or Computing and Informatics (According to their fields) 
90%

Further to fulfilling the University admissions prerequisites, acceptance in college of Medicine and Dental Medicine are required the following :

A. Personal Interview for the College of Medicine:
Applicants to the College of Medicine are required to pass a personal interview, and those who pass it are eligible to enter the competition.

B. The Criteria for entering the Competition of the Medicine and Dental Medicine Colleges:
  • All students applying to the Medicine and Dental Medicine 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.
C. Confirmation of admission for Medicine and Dental Medicine Colleges:
  • All new students accepted in Medicine and Dental Medicine Colleges should pay the tuition fees within a maximum period of one week after the announcement of their acceptance.
  • Students who do not enroll for the semester in which they were admitted will be denied admission to the University and will not receive a refund of any fees paid.
D. 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 a minimum cumulative GPA of (2.5) out of (4.0).
  • Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of (2.5) in Chemistry and Biology and their respective labs in the first and second levels.
  • In addition, this is provided that places are available in the first year of the two programs.

  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 canceled 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 after paying the required fees and submitting the required form to the Admission Office.
  6. Paragraph (5) applies to all the University programs except for programs in the Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine, 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.


Required Documents

  1. Copy of student passport (valid).
  2. Copy of UAE National Family Registry for local students.
  3. Copy of residence visa for non-local students (valid).
  4. Certified copy of Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.
  5. Four recent passport-size colored photographs.
  6. Health Fitness Certificate. The test must be done in University Hospital or university's clinic or any governmental authority in the UAE. Click here to download the form (Please write the student's name and University ID number and attach a picture on the form).
  7. Copy of Good Conduct Certificate (valid).
  8. Copy of Birth Certificate.
  9. Copy of UAE National Identity Card (valid).
  10. AED 360 cash application fees (Non-refundable).
  11. An English Language Proficiency Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or EmSAT), (Student must hand the original English Language Proficiency Certificate for Majors that requires it before the course registration period).

  1. Document proving that the student completed 12 years of school.
  2. Certified copy of grades 10,11, 12 certificates and Graduation certificate ( Diploma ).
  3. Equivalent certificate from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  4. Students who obtained certificates from outside the UAE must provide a document proving that the High School Certificate is accepted by government universities in the country from which the certificate was obtained, and equivalent certificate from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

  1. Certified copy of the Diploma certificate.
  2. Certified copy of the transcript.
  3. Students who had received the Diploma from outside the UAE or from private institutes within the country must attain an equivalent certificate for the Diploma from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

  1. Certified copy of the official transcript after withdrawing from the previous institution.
  2. Detailed course descriptions certified by the previous university.
  3. Students transferring from an institution outside the UAE must also submit a letter of accreditation from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  4. A letter clarifies the cumulative GPA and the academic status of the student at his/ her previous university.

National service completion letter or no objection to complete the study from the Authority of National Service and Reserve.

No objection letter from the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait - Cultural Office in UAE specifying the program the student is allowed to take at the University of Sharjah.

Approval letter from student's home university with a list of courses allowed to be taken at the University of Sharjah.

  • Certificates issued from inside the country must be authenticated from the educational institution in which the student studied in the country, and the Ministry of Education or the Educational Zoon.
  • Certificates issued from outside the country must be authenticated by the official educational authority in the country of study (such as: the Ministry of Education, Boards of Education, the British Council ...), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the country of study, or the Embassy of the Country in the UAE, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.


Language of instruction

  • English

    College of Business Administration

    College of Communication

    Mass Communication (English track) program

    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    English Language and Literature, International Relations and Early Childhood programs

    College of Medicine

    College of Dental Medicine

    College of Pharmacy

    College of Health Sciences

    College of Engineering

    College of Computing and Informatics

    College of Fine Arts and Design

  • Arabic

    College of Sharia and Islamic Studies

    College of Law

    College of Communication

    Public Relations, Radio and Television, Digital Media Design, and Electronic Journalism programs

    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Arabic Language and Literature, History and Islamic Civilization, History and Islamic Civilization- Tourist Guide and Sociology programs


Admission Tests For New Students




1.English Language Proficiency Test

Upon admission to UoS and prior to course registration, all students admitted to UoS (new, transfer and bridging) must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the requirement of their college. Students can choose one of thealternative exams listed below for proof of proficiency.

The certificate must be submitted through the Admission Online System or Admission Services Portal to be reviewed and approved by the English Language Center at the UoS. Please click here to view the user guide.

First: English Medium Majors
* College of Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Fine Arts and Design, Medicine, Dental Medicine,Pharmacy, and Computing &Informatics.
* English ​Language and Literature, International Relations, Museum Studies and Art History, and Early Childhood programs in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
* Mass Communication program (English track) in the College of Communication.
Test Type Minimum Required Score Notes
Paper-Based TOEFL 500 The exam offered by the University of Sharjah, AMIDEAST Dubai, and Abu Dhabi only.
International TOEFL 61 -
IELTS (Academic) 5.0 - Students who obtained a score less than "5.0" in one of the IELTS Academic skills will be registered in an Intensive English course relevant to that skill.
- Students accepted in the Collegeof Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, or Health Sciences are not allowed to register for the program courses until they obtain a score of "5.0" in each IELTS skill or pass the relevant skill course in the Languages Institute at UoS.
EmSAT 1225 Students who scored less than "1225" (1100-1200) will be registered in reading and writing skill courses at the University.
PTE (Academic) 42 Students who scored less than "42" (36-41)will be registered in skills courses at the University.


Second: Arabic Medium Majors
* Mass Communication programs (Arabic tracks) in the College of Communication: Radioand Television, Electronic Journalism, and Digital Media Design.
* Public Relations (the required score must be obtained during the first year).
Test Type Minimum Required Score Notes
Paper-Based TOEFL 450 The exam offered by the University of Sharjah, AMIDEAST Dubai, and Abu Dhabi only.
International TOEFL 45 -
IELTS (Academic) 4.5 -
EmSAT 950 -
PTE (Academic) 30 -
Important Notes
  • Certificates older than two years are not accepted.
  • Students who couldn't obtain the required score in any of the above listed English Proficiency tests will be enrolled in an "Intensive English Program" course, in which their English level will be determined by the result of their English proficiency test. All students are placed in the Intensive English program with a recognized Language qualification.
  • Students must submit the original English language proficiency certificate to the Languages Institute at UoS for verification and approval.
  • The UoS reserves the right to require students to attend an interview in the Languages Institute. Students may be required to take a further in-house test to ensure their scores are consistent with their English Language proficiency.


2. Admission Tests for the College of Medicine:
  • Applicants to the College of Medicine are required to pass a personal interview and those who pass it are eligible to enter the competition.
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in at least two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


3. Admission Tests for the College of Dental Medicine:
  • Applicants to the College of Dental Medicine are required to pass a personal interview and those who pass it are eligible to enter the competition.
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in at least two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


4. Admission Tests for the College of Pharmacy:
  • Applicants to the College of Pharmacy are required to pass a personal interview with College representatives before admission.
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in at least two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


5. Admission Tests for Business Programs:
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


6. Admission Tests for the College of Engineering Programs:
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 900 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Physics.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


7. Admission Tests for the College of Law:
  • Applicants to the College of Law are required to pass a personal interview with College representatives before admission.
  • Obtain a score of 1000 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 700 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 950 in EmSAT- English.


8. Admission Tests for the Early Childhood Program:
  • Applicants to the Early Childhood program are required to pass a personal interview with College representatives before admission.
  • Obtain a score of 800 in EmSAT- Arabic.
  • Obtain a score of 700 in EmSAT- Math.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


9. Admission Tests for the Nursing Program:
  • Applicants to the Nursing program are required to sit for a personal interview with College representatives before admission.
  • Obtain a score of 1100 in EmSAT- English (with reading and writing skill courses at the University).


Note: Any student not meeting the required EmSAT score will sit for Remedial courses at the University.

** To view admission examination dates for Fall Semester 2021/2022 click here .


Date and Deadlines

Admissions for the Fall semester 2021/2022:

Admission periods:
  • Early admission for all colleges: from May 16th 2021 till Jun 16th 2021
  • Official Admission for all colleges except College of Medicine and College of Dental Medicine: from Jun 20th 2021 till Aug 19th 2021.
  • Official Admission for Medical colleges (College of Medicine and College of Dental Medicine): from Jun 20th 2021 till Jul 16th 2021.
  • Admissions period for transfer students, and re-admission cases: from Jun 6th 2021 till Jul 18th 2021.

Available colleges for the Fall Semester 2021/2022:

College of Medicine College of Dental Medicine
College of Pharmacy College of Health Sciences
(except Bridging in Environmental Health Sciences program)
College of Engineering College of Fine Arts & Design
College of Sharia & Islamic Studies College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(except Museum Studies and Art History program)
College of Sciences College of Business Administration
College of Law College of Communication
College of Computing and Informatics


Working Hours: 

For safety purposes, kindly be informed that the Admissions Department will stop receiving applicants and visitors in the offices. We are available to answer your enquiries (Sunday- Thursday) from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm  through the following channels:

Email: admission@sharjah.ac.ae
 University of Sharjah’s Virtual Offices and Colleges

Telephone:+97165050735, 600522251

- To view the academic calendar for Fall Semester 2021/2022, Kindly click here .
- To view admission examination dates for Fall Semester 2021/2022 click here .
- For more information about available programs Kindly visit this page .

Please stay safe and healthy


Finance And Scholarships



Scholarships:
  • To apply for Sharjah government scholarship (according to the approved categories), please visit their website by clicking here.
  • To apply for Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority scholarship (For Sharjah local students only), please visit their website by clicking here.
Notes:
  • Students should submit their application during the specified dates on the sponsor's website, and make sure they met the sponsor's requirements.
  • For any inquiries regarding the scholarship, kindly refer to the sponsor's website and contact them.


- To view more information about guidelines for discounts click here

- To view more information about payment terms & methods click here

Application Process


Dear Students,
* Kindly be informed that the admission to Medicine and Dental Medicine programs are closed for the fall semester 2021/2022 . The competition results will be declared and announced by the end of July 2021 .

Please read the following instructions very carefully before filling the online application

  • First-time users will need to create a Login ID (user name) and PIN (Password).

  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All the required documents must be uploaded as colored softcopy in PDF (for single or multiple pages) or JPEG format (for single pages).
  • The application is considered complete only after paying the non-refundable application fees (360 AED) .
  • Completing the application can be achieved in more than one session. It can be saved and completed later. 
  • The list of available programs for Fall Semester 2021/2022 depends on meeting the required school average, study track, and graduation year which should not be older than 2020 for Medicine and Dental Medicine programs and not older than 2018 for other programs. The system will not allow you to apply if your certificate is older.
  • The applicant should not have been expelled from the UoS or any other institution for academic or disciplinary reasons.
  • Applicants are accepted in different programs according to their preferences, grade average, and the capacity of each college. Due to the limited number of available seats in some of the university programs, students are encouraged to apply at their earliest, noting that the acceptance is competitive in the university's various programs.
  • Applicants who have studied in UoS previously should refer back to the admission office and do not apply online.
  • The parent has the right to know about the student's academic progress and financial status on a regular basis and issue any official documents on behalf of the student.
  • Any financial refunds above AED 1,000/- provided to the student will be made in the name of one of his/her parents unless they authorized him/her to receive the amount directly.


Online Application Steps:

  1. Fill out the online application form, upload the required documents, submit the application, and pay the non-refundable application fee. To view the online application guide, click here.
  2. An email will be sent to the applicants confirming their admission status within 3-7 working days.
  3. Applicants nominated for acceptance need to reserve their seats by paying 10000 AED which is applied toward tuition fees if the student enrolls in the program. If the student withdraws or does not enroll in the University, an amount of 3000 AED will be non-refundable .
  4. Applicants must complete the required documents after paying the seat reservation fee which includes attested copy of high school certificates, colored personal photos, original certificates of English language proficiency test (e.g.: IELTS, TOEFL, EmSAT... etc), receiving the medical fitness form or any additional documents required from the Admissions Department. To view the university buildings map, Kindly click here.  
  5. Important Notes: Students will not be issued an ID card or be allowed to register for courses unless they have submitted all the required documents.
  6. Students must take the required admission test(s) depending on the College/ program they wish to join. To view, the Admission Tests click here.
  7.  Students must register for an academic course in the assigned period (To view the Academic Calendar click here). 

** Kindly read all the instructions concerning the online application and follow up on your application status continuously to make sure that your admission process was completed correctly.