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Conditions of registration

Admission requirements for the undergraduate program:

  • A high school degree with a minimum score of 75% (except by a decision of the admissions committee).
  • Passing an interview with the Admissions Committee that proves the student is ready to follow the course.
  • At the time of application, no more than three years should have passed since the applicant gained a high school diploma or an equivalent degree (except by a decision of the Admissions Committee).

Acceptance is conditional on passing the first semester lasting four months

High school students wishing to study at the university shall subscribe via the NAPO system of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research using the following link: http://www.mohesr.gov.ae/ar/Pages/ServiceCards.aspx?service-napo_reg


Admission requirements for the Master’s program:

  • Holding a bachelor’s degree with a score of “very good” or equivalent and above.
  • To be issued a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • To obtain a university degree in a subject qualifying the student to pursue studies in the specialization subject at the university.
  • Passing the written exam.
  • Passing an interview.
  • The Admissions Committee may require the student to enroll in a number of remedial courses at the Master’s level in a period not exceeding two semesters.

Acceptance is conditional on passing the first semester lasting four months


Admission requirements in the Doctoral program:

  • To pass the Master’s degree or equivalent with a score of “Very Good” and above.
  • To hold a Master’s degree issued by a recognized university.
  • To hold a Master’s degree in Islamic Sciences or equivalent (Ossoul Al Din, the Holy Quran and its sciences, Sunnah and its sciences, Biography of the Prophet, the Ossoul of Islamic jurisprudence/Fiqh, Islamic jurisprudence/Fiqh).
  • Passing an interview with the Scientific Committee.
  • The Master’s thesis should be in a subject qualifying the student for admission.
  • The Committee may require a number of remedial doctoral courses to accept a student at the PhD level (not exceeding 12 credit hours) taught in the first year. These remedial courses do not count towards the GPA.

Acceptance is conditional on passing the first semester lasting four months


Procedures obliging accepted students in the Doctoral program to pursue
remedial courses

  • The Committee may require the students (who obtained the Master’s degree outside UM5A) to enroll in a number of remedial courses, as it may also exempt them from any remedial courses.
  • The Admissions Committee reviews the accredited courses taken by the student, their descriptive syllabi and their grade transcripts; based on that, it determines the number of required remedial courses.
  • The number of remedial courses is determined by the Admissions Committee based on the Master’s degree and the courses studied, provided they do not exceed 12 credit hours.
  • These remedial courses are taught during the first academic year.
  • The Graduate Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty members, determines 12 courses as remedial courses for all students admitted to the doctoral program, and it determines a number of courses that students are required to study upon a decision by the Admissions Committee.

Acceptance is conditional on passing the first semester lasting four months