Undergraduate Transfers

How to transfer from your current institution to one of AU's undergraduate programs.

Students from accredited institutions of higher education may apply for admission in an AU program in the same field of study if they have been of good academic standing, i.e., their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent, and if (they have not been subjected to academically or disciplinary dismissal).

However, students who have not been of good academic standing (i.e. those with a CGPA of less than 2.0 on a scale of 4.0) will be allowed to transfer only to programs in a field distinctly different from the one in which they were enrolled at the institution they previously attended. Any transferred student is required to meet the English Language Proficiency condition and present valid certification.

The transfer of credited courses is considered for students who are transferring to a similar program to the one studied previously if:

  • Their cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent
  • The number of credit hours for the course is not less than that of the AU equivalent course
  • The grade obtained on the previous course must have been at least C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) irrespective of the course status ( Satisfactory, Good,ets) , or the grade that corresponds to “Merit/Good” for institutions using a different grading scale
  • The course content at the institution previously attended should be similar to that of the corresponding course offered at AU

If the transfer of a student with a CGPA less than 2.0 is accepted in a program within a different field of study, the transfer of credited General Education courses may be considered if points 2-4 listed above are fulfilled.

Only grades obtained from courses taken at AU will be taken into account in the calculation of a student’s CGPA, i.e.: grades obtained from transferred courses at the previous institution will not be taken into account in the computation of the CGPA at AU.

It is important to note that AU does not grant transfer students a degree unless they successfully complete at least 50 percent of the credit hours of the program, including the majority of the final year courses at AU.

NB :

  • The transfer of credits for clinical training is permissible only when done in the UAE or in exceptional circumstances, upon review and approval of a waiver to this requirement by the CAA.
  • The graduation projects and thesis are not subject to transfer.
  • Requires that transfer students meet all of the admission requirements of the receiving institution and program, and does not allow, under any circumstances, transfer students to be admitted under the provisions stipulated for conditional admission;
  • A transcript indicating the courses studied at the previous institution is required and it should be certified by MOH.
  • The equivalency certificate is required if the degree has been obtained outside UAE.
  • A fee AED 500 will be charged for the evaluation of courses to be transferred. The fee will be refunded if the student is admitted.