University of Sharjah includes 14 colleges and offers total of 111 programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate and Graduate Studies Diplomas.
For more information about the programs, please check University website.
Admissions averages starting from 70% and it is different based on the desired major. For more information, pleases click here.
University of Sharjah does not accept General stream students in College of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy major.
They can be accepted in the following colleges: Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Computing and Informatics based on specific criteria, Admission to some majors required to study qualifications program in the first semester before studying the desired major courses.
To view the requirements, please click here.
Applicant’s high school graduation date should not be more than 3 years for all programs except Medicine and Dental Medicine programs as it should not be more than one year.
You can submit your papers to Admissions Dept. and an exceptional committee will study your case and decide the possibility of acceptance. Noting that admissions will be conditional and accepted students must complete 20 credit hours, and get CGPA not less than 2.0 out of 4.0.
In case a student didn’t meet these conditions she\he will dismissal from the university and will pay all the course required tuition fees.
(Note: The above are applied for all colleges expect Medicine and college of Dental Medicine as there are no expectations in their admissions).
Admission to UOS is opened in two basic periods, Fall and Spring. Applicants can apply during these periods through the university online application system that is available in the website according to the specified dates that are announced on the University website, local newspapers & social media sites.
Early admission for Fall semester usually starts in April. Regular admissions open after the high school results are out during June.
Spring admission period which will be in December, admission is only available for selected programs only that are usually announced on the website before starting the admissions.
To view admissions dates, please click here.
You can apply by filling the online application that is available in admissions webpages on the website www.sharjah.ac.ae\oa
without visiting the university.
Applicant will fill the online form during the admissions period only, upload the scanned documents and pay application fees to complete the request.
For high school student who still in grade 12, they can apply in the early admission period by submitting Grade 10, 11 and first / second term (if any) of grade 12.
For the students holding a British curriculum they have to submit the marks of the O. Level and (A.S level or A.level (If any), or the expected marks of any advanced level grades (A.S level or A. Level) and they will get conditional acceptance till they provide their final grades and will not be able to register their schedule.
Note: Applicants who got high-expected grades can take a conditional admission and the final acceptance will depend on final grades, this applies to all colleges except medicine and dentistry as the admission is competitive in those colleges.
The list of available programs depends on the information you have filled in the online form and you must meet the admissions requirements (graduation date, school average, study track, gender, and required campus). Please make sure that you enter these required fields and you are eligible to apply.
Also, the desired major may not be available for admission in this semester or seats may be full.
You can follow the status of the application by accessing your online application account; moreover, you will be notified of all updates and your missing documents through the registered e-mail in the application. You can also track your application by using "Direct Contact to Admissions Department" service.
To contact Admissions Department, Please click here.
The reply will sent out within 3 to 7 working days at the latest (if the student have missing documents) and the result is sent by the registered e-mail in the online application.
The students should follow the instructions sent to them through their Email and do the required based on that.
• Prospective students should reserve a seat in the major they have been assigned to, within the period specified in the e-mail (by paying the amount of AED 3000 that is non-refundable in case of withdrawal or failure to joining the university, this amount counts as down payment from the tuition fees in case of joining the University).
• Applicants who applied to join Medicine or Dental Medicine colleges should pay a non-refundable amount of AED 1500 in order to take part in the competition. The results of accepted students will be announced by end of July.
You may contact Admissions departments to check if they can give you an extension and it will be based on the remaining available seats in the major.
Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
0097165050735 or 600522251
Yes, accepted students should provide attested copy of the certificates and all the required documents within the specified period, and they will not be allowed to register in courses or obtain university ID cards before completing all the required documents.
Certificates attestation and equivalency:
Applicants must submit a copy of high school Diploma or it is equivalent (if available) and an attested copy of the certificates (true copy). They must be authenticated from the educational institution in which the student studied in the country, and the Ministry of Education or the Educational Zoon.
Applicants must submit a copy of high school Diploma or it is equivalent (if available) and an attested copy of the certificates (true copy). They must be authenticated from the official educational authority in the country of study (such as: the Ministry of Education, Boards of Education, the British Council ...) then 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.
No, University of Sharjah doesn’t accept any not recognized studies. Applicants must complete 12 years of studying and the school must be recognized by the ministry of education in the UAE or official educational authority in the country of study.
Students holding foreign certificates must apply for the equivalency letter from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
Admissions and placement tests:
• All students applying in any English language programs must provide proof of English language proficiency.
• All students applying in Public Relations, Mass Communication Arabic track, or
Early Childhood Education programs are required to provide a score of 1100 in EmSAT test or it is equivalent.
• All students accepted in any Engineering program should set for the placement test in Physics and Mathematics.
• All students holding "General Stream" high school certificates and admitted into
Applied Physics or Petroleum Geosciences and Remote Sensing programs in College of Sciences must set for the placement test in Physics and Mathematics.
• All students applying to College of Communication are required to sit for an interview for the purpose of being accepted.
• All students applying to the Department of English Language and Literature should sit for an Arabic Placement test (for students who obtain the General Secondary Certificate at schools whose curricula do not include the Arabic Language). For more information, please click here.
The University accepts these local and international tests:
• Paper-Based TOEFL that offered by University of Sharjah or AMIDEAST Dubai and Abu Dhabi only.
• EmSAT Test.
• Academic IELTS Test.
• International TOEFL Test (IBT).
• PTE Academic Test.
To view the required score for each exam, please click here.
EmSAT exam is valid for one and half year and other tests for two years from the date of the test, and it should be approved by the (Languages Institute) in the University.
SAT-Math certificate is not an admission requirement, but it is required by the Ministry of Education in UAE to issue the equivalency for students obtaining American high school.
No, we have cancelled the IESOL exam and don’t accept it any more. To view English proficiency exams accepted by the university, please click here.
Yes, in condition that you meet the admission requirements for transfer students in addition to high school requirements for the desired major.
Also, The University from which the student is transferring must be accredited by the Ministry of Education in the United Arabs Emirates.
To view transfer requirement, please click here.
(Note: This applies on all colleges except for the Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine, as we do not accept transfer students to these colleges).
Yes, transfer students must provide an English proficiency test for all colleges and majors that require English test and it should be valid.
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1. Meeting the admissions and transfer requirements.
2. Submitting official transcript (Duly Certified).
3. Detailed course descriptions (Certified by the previous university)
4. Filling the online form and paying application fees.
5. Filling Transfer form request.
6. The Request will be forwarded to the college and they will check the credits subjects hours based on university bylaws.
7. Student will be informed about the credited hours once we receive college confirmation.
Conditional Admission on Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate:
It is a process through which the Ministry of Education (MoE) examines the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) issued by a private school inside the UAE or by a private or governmental school outside the UAE, in order to ensure that it is equivalent in level to the Secondary School Certificate issued by governmental schools in the UAE.
The UAE is host to private schools that follow different curricula and educational systems. In addition, students who have studied in different curricula and educational systems come to the country from different countries of the world. Thus, the process of equivalency makes sure that the Secondary School Certificates issued by these different curricula, systems and countries are equivalent in level to the Secondary School Certificate issued by governmental schools in the UAE.
Equivalency is not required for graduates of government schools in the UAE.
Providing Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate of students
(graduates of private schools inside the UAE and graduates of private or public schools outside the UAE) is a MANDATORY requirement for admission to diploma, higher diploma and bachelor degree programs in public and private universities licensed by the Ministry.
A student who does not satisfy the criteria for Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate, DOES NOT lose their opportunity for admission to universities. In such cases, the university can grant the student conditional admission, provided that the student submits a Letter of No Objection to Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
It is an admission granted by the University to study in one of its programs, and the admission is conditional on achieving certain conditions during a specific period. In the event that the student does not fulfill these conditions in the specified period, the University may cancel the conditional admission and not allow the student to progress further in their studies.
It is a letter issued by the Ministry to the student and addressed to the University. This letter indicates that the Ministry has no objection for the University to Conditionally Admit the student for a specific period, and that this Conditional Admission can be converted to Final Admission provided that the student fulfills certain conditions during or before the end of the Conditional Admission Period. The conditions are usually for the student to achieve one of the following:
- Pass the Emirates Standard Test (EMSAT) in one or more subjects
- Or pass Preparatory Courses at the University
The student needs to apply to the "General Education Certificate Equivalency Request (for the 12th grade)" service on the Ministry's website.
The application is processed by the Ministry and the student is accordingly issued with:
- Either an Equivalency in the event that all conditions of the Equivalency are met.
- Or a Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission in the event that one or more conditions of Equivalency are not met.
Note that there is no specific time period for application, and the student can apply at any time after completing secondary school studies (in private schools inside the UAE and private or government schools outside the UAE).
The main purpose of a Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission is to temporarily exempt the student from providing an Equivalency for Secondary School Certificate. This letter DOES NOT oblige the University to admit the student, as each University has other admission requirements that may not apply to the student. In all cases, the decision to accept or reject the admission of a student is a decision for the University and the Ministry does not interfere in such decisions.
They are courses that the student registers at the University to fill any gaps he/she has in satisfying the criteria for Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate. Preparatory Courses should not be counted towards graduation from the University, and should not be included in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
Yes, during the Conditional Admission Period, a student can register for courses other than Preparatory Courses, provided that the total credit hours of Preparatory and Non-Preparatory Courses do not exceed the maximum load allowed by the University.
In the case of Admission Conditional on Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate, the University is responsible for the following:
- Registering the student in the specified Preparatory Courses during the Period stipulated in the Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
- Not counting Preparatory Courses towards graduation requirements and not including them in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
- Allowing the student to register for other (non-preparatory) courses within the maximum load allowed by the University.
- Providing the Ministry at the beginning and end of each semester with a report on the students who have been granted Admission Conditional on Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate.
The University may grant the student Final Admission if he/she fulfills one of the following conditions during or at the end of the Conditional Admission Period:
- Provide the Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate issued by the Ministry.
- Or pass the Emirates Standard Tests (EMSAT) specified in the Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
- Or pass the Preparatory Courses specified in the Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
- Or pass at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the student’s major.
They are any credit hours that may count towards the graduation requirements from the student’s major.
The university DOES NOT need to take approval from the Ministry before converting a student's admission from a Conditional Admission to a Final Admission. However, the University must provide the Ministry with a report on this at the beginning and end of each semester.
In the event that the student does not fulfill the required conditions at the end of the Conditional Admission Period, the University may take one of the following actions:
- Cancel the Conditional Admission and not allow the student to progress further on their studies.
- Or extend the Conditional Admission Period for one semester only beyond the period stipulated in the Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
Conditional Admission procedures and the procedures for converting Conditional Admission to Final Admission are applicable to both new university students as well as to continuing students from previous years.
Yes. A Letter of No Objection for Conditional Admission can be issued to students planning to study at Universities outside the UAE. The student is then granted an Equivalency if he/she successfully passes the Preparatory Courses or passes the required credit hours in his/her major at a recognized University outside the UAE.
The possibility of Conditionally Admitting students does not mean that the EMSAT requirements for admission to universities are eliminated. It is to be emphasized that Letters of No Objection for Conditional Admission are only issued to exempt a student from providing Equivalency for Secondary School Certificate. Admission to universities has other criteria and requirements besides equivalency, and these may include EmSAT scores in certain subjects, according to the approved admission requirements of each university.
Tuition Fees and discounts:
Application fees are 360 AED (Non-refundable).
The student must pay a seat reservation fee of 12000 AED to confirm the enrollment. Noting that this amount is considered to be the first payment of tuition fees for enrollment, and in the event of withdrawal or non-enrollment, an amount of 3000 AED will be deducted from the seat reservation fees.
(Note: This applies on all colleges except for the Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine).
Prospective students should reserve a seat after receiving an offer from the admission office based on their online application; they are advised to pay the fees as soon as they can to get the acceptance before fulfilling all available seats in the desired major.
The students will pay the competition fees (1500 AED) to enter the competition of Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine and it is considered as a first payment of tuition fees in case of acceptance and non-refundable in any case.
You can pay through Admissions Department e-payment gateway by using credit card, or by cash in the Finance Department in the University.
Accepted students in Medicine and Dental Medicine programs are required to pay tuition fees no more than one week from the date of the announcement of the accepted students names.
For other colleges, Students are required to pay tuition fees before registration week. They also can pay tuition fees with seat reservation fees and complete the missing documents to take the schedule before the registration week.
The University charges some services fees for the enrolled students. To view the fees, please click here.
Yes, you can. To view payment methods, please click here.
Yes, The University of Sharjah is fully licensed and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the Ministry of Education in United Arab Emirates.
Also, the University is focusing on having accreditation and recognition for its programs from different recognition institutes and international accreditations. For more information, please click here.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the university has implemented Flexible Hybrid Learning.
Classes are conducted at the morning in the Main branch. In other University branches, Morning classes are for female students and evening classes for male students.
There are two separate campuses in the University, Women and Men campuses and they are separate, but for Colleges of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health sciences and Fine Arts and Design, the study is Co Education.
Books can be collected from the “University Bookshop” which is located in the Student Center at the Men’s (M21 building) or Women’s (W21 building) campus.
Yes, we have two separate hostels for male and female students. For more information about student hostel, please click here.
New students may receive their university ID card during the first week of classes from student Records, Document and Archiving office.