Transfer Admissions Policy

The university specifies that transfer students eligible for admission must be transferring from a licensed institution in the UAE or a recognized foreign institution of higher learning.

  • All transfer students must be qualified to meet the regular admission criteria.
  • Transfer applicants to the program must submit their official transcripts with full course descriptions.
  • The university accepts only students who are in good academic standing for transfer to undergraduate programs. A minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.00 or its established equivalent is required for transfer consideration into undergraduate programs. If the CGPA is less than 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, then only the general and college requirements will be allowed to be transferred.
  • The minimum grade must not be lower than a “C”.
  • The content of the transferred course must be 80% similar or equivalent to the content of the course at AFU or evidence that the learning outcomes have been achieved.
  • Only courses successfully completed at other post-secondary institutions will be accepted in transfer. All courses accepted in transfer must also be equivalent to required and elective courses in the program of study.
  • The university informs all applicants for transfer admissions or re-admission of the transfer credits earned from previous courses after being approved by the university.
  • The university limits the transfer of credits to less than 50% of the total credit hours required for the program.
  • The university does not grant credit twice for substantially the same course taken.
  • Transferred credits will not be part of the calculation of the CGPA.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students transferring from other institutions to AFU must meet the same English requirements.