Sabha Al-Shamsi, the Executive Director at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the number of applicants to join the government institutions of higher education and overseas scholarships reached 16064 male and female students from different emirates, including 13870 male and female students who fulfilled the admission conditions to join government higher education institutions, such as the UAE University in Ain, Zayed University in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai branches and the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al-Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al-Khaimah campuses.
She outlined that the students achieved positive results in the CEPA Math and English exams supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which are a simplified example of university applications. 68 male and female students from 49 schools, most of whom are UAE nationals, scored full grades whether in the CEPA math or English exams, which is a positive indicator of the development of the students’ performance and their mastering of such new test method.
Regarding acceptance conditions, Al-Shamsi explained that: “Applicants to governmet higher education institutions should obtain at least an average of 150 in the CEPA English exam. Concerning acceptance percentages, UAE University applicants should obtain a Secondary School average of 75% and above, while applicants to Zayed University and the Higher Colleges of Technology should obtain at least 70% to enter the Bachelor’s Degree programs. If they get less than 70%, they will be accepted in the diploma programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology. Students willing to apply for overseas scholarships should obtain at least a secondary school average of 80%”. Al-Shamsi noted that registration in government universities was closed and that the lists of qualified students would be announced on July 10th after being approved by HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The accepted students will then be notified by postal or text letters.
Each institution will determine its orientation and academic programs. The medical exam questionnaire was distributed to the students and reception centers were identified in coordination with the Ministry of Health, each depending on their relative region to facilitate their acceptance procedures in the UAE universities and colleges. The Executive Director of the Ministry of Higher Education recommended that students joining private higher education institutions should verify that the institution is accredited by the Ministry by logging into the website of the Commission on the following link…….. Dr. Badr Abu Al-Aalaa, Director of the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Higher Education, underlined the importance of referring to the Commission if the student wishes to enroll in a private higher education institution in view of checking its programs and avoiding the waste of time and money.
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