To complete the requirements for admission, applicants must have an English language proficiency test score in order to place them in an appropriate course. Applicants may be placed in either non-credit English courses or undergraduate credit courses depending on their proficiency in English.

 The following guidelines have been developed:

  • A TOEFEL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) or 79 (iBT) or submit a score of 6.0 on IELTS or other internationally recognized equivalent test score as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), UAE. for all Postgraduate programs
  • AFU requests all applicants to Postgraduate Program to provide an approved English language test score as stated above. There are two exceptions to this requirement for Postgraduate Applicants only:

   I. a native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution in a country where English is the official language;

   II. an applicant with an undergraduate qualification from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test, or its equivalent or another standardized test approved by the CAA, at the time of admission to his/her undergraduate program.