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Admission for

Bachelor’s Programs

General Requirements

Liwa College offers Bachelor’s programs that are accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and are designed in collaboration with our strategic partners across all industries. Our curricula as well as teaching and learning methods follow a practical approach whereby students get to test theories and develop skills that bridge the gap between academia and the labor market needs.

High School Certificate/ Equivalency

  • Applicants must have a recognized and official Secondary School Certificate or it’s equivalent showing successful completion of secondary education.
  • Applicants from private schools will only be accepted if the school is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • Students with a UAE General Secondary School Certificate must have achieved a minimum score of 60%, in line with the regulations of the Ministry of Education.
  • Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to Liwa College programs.
  • Applicants from foreign schools that follow systems of education applied in their native countries, which have two levels of secondary school education, must have completed the higher level of secondary education to be admitted.

The following is the list of high school certificates with the needed attestation and/or equivalence needed.

High School Certificate Attestation Needed Documents Required Equivalency
Government Schools Certificate
(Scientific, Literary, Industrial, Commercial, General, or Advanced Track)
MOE Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE NO
American System Certification inside UAE School + MOE Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE YES
British System Certification School + MOE Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful completion  of grade 12) YES
ADNOC Certification ADNOC Institute + MOE Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful  completion of grade 12) YES
ANY High School Certificate from UAE MOE Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful completion of  grade 12) YES
Certification from Gulf Cooperation Council states School + MOE + UAE Embassy +UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful completion of  grade 12) NO
Certification from Arab Countries School + MOE + UAE Embassy + UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful completion of grade 12) YES
Certification from NON- Arab Countries School + MOE + UAE Embassy + UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Original Certificate OR Copy of Secondary School Certificate attested from the MOE (transcript showing successful completion of  grad 12) YES

English Requirement

All programs except those offered in the Arabic Language require the student to meet the English requirement by achieving one of the following:

  • 1100 on the EMSAT English
  • 5.0 on IELTS
  • 61 on TOEFL IBT
  • 173 on TOEFL CBT
  • 500 on TOEFL ITP

Important Notes:

  • An English proficiency certificate must be no older than two years.
  • Students who do not meet the required English proficiency language will be allowed to register for English level and courses from the General Program.
  • English-level attendance is mandatory
  • The student needs to pass the English requirement (EMSAT, TOEFL, or IELTS) before pursuing his/her regular program.

 

Additional Documents

To apply for any program offered by Liwa College, you must submit the following after completing the online application:

  • Original or certified copy of Secondary School Certificate attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Seven different subjects from O, AS, or A Levels with a minimum grade of C or above depending on the major.
  • Copy of a valid passport (and residence visa for expatriates).
  • Copy of UAE National Family Registry for UAE nationals.
  • Valid UAE Identity Card (EID).
  • One recent passport-sized color photograph.
  • A no-objection certificate to study for male nationals from the National & Reserve Service.
  • Original English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, or EmSAT) if applicable.
  • Official transcript and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer if applicable.
  • AED 3,500 as the first payment.

Specific Requirements per Program/Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Full Admission

To be eligible for full admission to one of the BSc. in Industrial Engineering, BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Civil Engineering, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average in the high school program as per Table 1.
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP.
  • Meet the minimum score requirement on the EMSAT: 800 on EMSAT Math, 700 on EMSAT Physics and 700 on EMSAT Biology or Chemistry.
  • The above EMSAT requirements could be replaced by SAT subject scores or averages on subjects at highschool or passing the placement test as per Table 2.

TABLE 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate Elite Track 75%
MOE Advanced Track 80%
MOE General Track 90%
ADNOC and Applied Technology High School 85%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 80%
American High School 80%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 80%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of B or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of C or above, in mathematics plus biology/physics/chemistry.

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of B or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (C grade or above) in Mathematics/chemistry/physics/ biology

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) (6 Subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including mathematics and physics) with a grade of at least 4 on each subject.

TABLE 2

Alternative options for the EMSAT requirement:

EMSAT Alternative Option

EMSAT Math=800

SAT MATH= 555
70% in Math subject in the Advanced or Elite MOE Secondary School Certificate
80% in Math subject in the   ADNOC and Applied Technology Secondary School Certificate
85% in Math Subject in the General MOE Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Math with 80%
Passing preparatory course in Math with a grade of B

EMSAT Physics and one from BIO or CHEM = 700

 

SAT Physics and BIO or CHEM = 520
70% in Physics and BIO or CHEM subject in the Advanced or Elite MOE Secondary School Certificate
80% in Physics and BIO or CHEM subject in the ADNOC and Applied Technology School Certificate
80% in Physics subject and 75% in BIO or CHEM subjects in General MOE Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Physics and BIO or CHEM with 70%
Passing preparatory course in Physics and BIO or CHEM with a grade of C

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Full Admission

To be eligible for full admission to one of the following majors in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, BSc in Medical Laboratory Analysis, BSc in Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management, BSc in Health Management, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average of 60% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP.

TABLE 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate 60%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 60%
American High School 60%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 60%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of D or above, in biology and chemistry.

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (D grade or above) in Biology for Medical Diagnostic Imaging or Chemistry for Medical laboratory Analysis

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) in 6 subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including Mathematics and Biology if applying for Medical Diagnostic Imaging or Math and Chemistry in applying for Medical Laboratory Analysis with a grade of at least 3 in each subject.

If high school requirements are not met, applicants may be accepted, provided that they register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant subjects in the high school certificate English score according to the program requirements.

Full Admission to BSc. in Emergency Medical Care and BSc. in Respiratory Care:

To be eligible for full admission to one of the following majors in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences: Emergency Medical Care and Respiratory Care, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average requirement of 70% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1.
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP.
  • Meet the minimum score requirement on the EMSAT: 700 on EMSAT Math, and 600 on one from EMSAT CHEM or BIOL. The above EMSAT requirements could be replaced by SAT subject scores or averages on subjects at high school or passing the placement test as per Table 2.

TABLE 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate 70%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 70%
American High School 70%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 70%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of C or above, in mathematics plus one from biology/physics/chemistry.

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (D grade or above) in one of Mathematics/chemistry/physics/ biology

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) in 6 Subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Levels including Mathematics and Biology or Chemistry with a grade of at least 3 on each subject.

Students applying to Respiratory Care or Emergency Medical care with an average between 60-69.9% in grade 12 may be offered a conditional acceptance provided that they take and pass remedial courses in math, chemistry, and biology.

Conditional Admission for lower percentage:

If high school requirements are not met, applicants may be accepted, provided that they register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant subjects in the high school certificate English score according to the program requirements.

TABLE 2

Alternative options for the EMSAT requirement:

EMSAT Alternative option
EMSAT Math=700 SAT MATH= 520
70% in Math subject in the Advanced, Elite or MOE Secondary School Certificate
70% in Math subject in the   ADNOC and Applied Technology Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Math with 70%
Passing preparatory course in Math with a grade of C

One from EMSAT BIO or CHEM = 600

 

SAT Physics and BIO or CHEM = 485
60% in Physics and BIO or CHEM subject in the Advanced or Elite MOE Secondary School Certificate
60% in Physics and BIO or CHEM subject in the ADNOC and Applied Technology School Certificate
Passing placement test in Physics and BIO or CHEM with 60%
Passing preparatory course in Physics and BIO or CHEM with a grade of D

 

Faculty of Media and Public Relations

Full Admission

To be eligible for full admission to one of the majors offered by the Faculty of Media and Public Relations, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average of 60% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1.

Table 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate 60%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 60%
American High School 60%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 60%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of D or above, in biology and chemistry.

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (D grade or above) in math, or biology, or chemistry or physics

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) in 6 subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including Mathematics

If high school requirements are not met, applicants may be accepted, provided that they register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant subjects in the high school certificate English score according to the program requirements.

Faculty of Business

Full Admission

To be eligible for full admission to one of the following majors in the Faculty of Business: BBA- Business Information Technology, BBA- Human Resource Management, BBA- Industrial Management, BBA- Management, BBA- Marketing, or BBA- Tourism and Hospitality Management, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average of 60% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1.
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP

Table 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate 60%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 60%
American High School 60%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 60%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of D or above in Math plus one from biology, or  chemistry.  or physics

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (D grade or above) in math, or biology, or chemistry or physics

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) in 6 subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including Mathematics

If high school requirements are not met, applicants may be accepted, provided that they register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant subjects in the high school certificate English score according to the program requirements.

To be eligible for full admission to one of the following majors in the Faculty of Business Administration: BBA- Accounting or BBA- Banking and Finance, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average requirement of 60% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1 above.
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP.
  • Meet the minimum score requirement on the EMSAT: 600 on EMSAT Math.

The above EMSAT requirements could be replaced by SAT subject scores or averages on subjects at high school or passing the placement test as per Table 2.

Table 2

Alternative options for the EMSAT requirement

EMSAT Alternative option
EMSAT Math=600 SAT MATH= 485
65% in Math subject in the Advanced, Elite or Advanced MOE Secondary School Certificate
70% in Math subject in the   General or ADEK Track MOE Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Math with 70%
Passing preparatory course in Math with a grade of C

 

Faculty of Information Technology

Full Admission

To be eligible for full admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology program, a student should:

  • Meet the minimum average requirement of 60% in the national secondary school certificate or its equivalent as per Table 1.
  • Meet the minimum English requirement by obtaining a score of 1100 on EMSAT English, or 5.0 on IELTS, or 61 on TOEFL IBT, or 173 on TOEFL CBT or 500 on TOEFL ITP.
  • Meet the minimum score requirement on the EMSAT: 700 on EMSAT Math and 700 on one from EMSAT Biol or Chem or Phys.

The above EMSAT requirements could be replaced by SAT subject scores or averages on subjects at high school or passing the placement test as per Table 2.

Table 1

Certificate Requirement
UAE National Secondary School Certificate 60%
Indian Boards, Pakistani Board (Higher Secondary School Part II), 60%
American High School 60%
International High School Certificates inside UAE (German, French, etc.) 60%
British GCSE/ IGCSE (O Level, AS level and A level)

–       12 years of schooling

–       5 O-Level subjects, including math, physics/biology, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 2 AS Level subjects with a grade of D or above in two subjects from math, biology, or  chemistry,  or physics

Or

–       Passing 5 O-Level subjects, including math, biology/physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or above. Plus 1 subject A Level (D grade or above) in one from math, or biology, or chemistry or physics

For IB Diploma A minimum average of 24 in IB (Grade 12) in 6 subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including Mathematics

If high school requirements are not met, applicants may be accepted, provided that they register in 3 remedial courses to be determined according to the degree requirements and the grades of relevant subjects in the high school certificate English score according to the program requirements.

Table 2

EMSAT Alternative option
EMSAT Math=700 SAT MATH= 520
70% in Math subject in the Advanced, Elite or MOE Secondary School Certificate
70% in Math subject in the   ADNOC and Applied Technology Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Math with 70%
Passing preparatory course in Math with a grade of C
One from EMSAT BIO or CHEM or PHYS= 700 SAT Physics or BIO or CHEM = 520
70% in Physics or BIO or CHEM subject in MOE Secondary School Certificate
Passing placement test in Physics and BIO or CHEM with 70%
Passing preparatory course in Physics and BIO or CHEM with a grade of C