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Entry Requirements

HCT Admission Requirements And Eligibility Criteria

Admission and placements in all HCT credential programs are subject to the following criteria:.

General Admission Requirements

Emirati & “National Mother” applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for admissions to the Higher Colleges of Technology, according to its established Admissions Policy and Regulations for the relevant programs:

  • They have passed the Government General School Certificate (GSC), or its equivalent, with a minimum average score of 60%.
  • They have completed the EmSAT-English, or equivalent.

Applied Bachelor

Direct Admissions

  • Elite or equivalent: 60%
  • Advanced or equivalent : 70%
  • General or equivalent: 80%
  • Applied or equivalent: 80%
  • English Proficiency : EmSAT-English 1100 or equivalent.

Vocational Diploma

Direct Admissions

  • Advanced or equivalent: 60%
  • General or equivalent: 70%
  • Applied or equivalent: 70%
  • English Proficiency: EmSAT-English 900 or equivalent.

In accordance with the following mechanisms and criteria:

Admission Criteria for Applied Bachelor Programs ( Direct Entry)

Program

Elite

or equivalent

Advanced

or Equivalent

General

or equivalent

Applied

or equivalent

All Programs
(excluding Marine Transport Program)
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 900 *
  • EmSAT – Physics: 700*
  • EmSAT – Chemistry or Biology: 700 *
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 900 *
  • EmSAT – Physics: 700*
  • EmSAT – Chemistry or Biology: 700 *
  • HS AV: 85%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 900 *
  • EmSAT – Physics: 700*
  • EmSAT – Chemistry or Biology: 700 *
  • HS AV: 85%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 900 *
  • EmSAT – Physics: 700*
  • EmSAT – Chemistry or Biology: 700 *
Marine Transport Program
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
Not Applicable
Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Direct Admissions
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Conditional Admissions
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 900 – 1075
  • Direct Admissions
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Conditional Admissions
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 900 – 1075
  • Direct Admissions
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Conditional Admissions
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 900 – 1075
  • Direct Admissions
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Conditional Admissions
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 900 – 1075
Health Science programs
(except Pharmacy & Nursing)
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • Interview and Fitness test for EMS
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • Interview and Fitness test for EMS
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • Interview and Fitness test for EMS
Not Applicable
Pharmacy program
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800*
  • EmSAT score of 800 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • HS AV: 85%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800*
  • EmSAT score of 800 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
Not Applicable Not Applicable
Nursing program
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 700 *
  • EmSAT score of 600 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
Not Applicable
Midwifery
  • HS AV: 65%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Arabic: 600*
  • EmSAT – Math: 700*
  • EmSAT score of 700 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Arabic: 600*
  • EmSAT – Math: 700*
  • EmSAT score of 700 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Arabic: 600*
  • EmSAT – Math: 700*
  • EmSAT score of 700 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*
Not Applicable
Education – Early Childhood
  • HS AV: 75%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Pass Interview
  • HS AV: 75%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Pass Interview
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • Pass Interview
Not Applicable
Computer Information Science Programs
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • EmSAT score of 700 in one of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • EmSAT score of 700 in one of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • EmSAT score of 700 in one of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)*.
Not Applicable
Business Programs
  • HS AV: 60%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • HS AV: 70%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *
  • HS AV: 80%
  • EmSAT – English: 1100
  • EmSAT – Math: 800 *

Conditional Admission

In certain cases, HCT may extend conditional offers of admission to applicants who don’t meet any of the aforementioned criteria

Vocational Diploma

Conditional Admission

  • Elite or equivalent: 60%
  • Advanced or equivalent: 60%
  • General or equivalent: 70%
  • Applied or equivalent: 70%
  • English Proficiency: EmSAT-English 700-875 or equivalent.

Specific Admissions Requirements Alternatives

EmSAT Test

Alternatives

600-800 points
  • High School Subject score or equivalent: 75%
1100 points
  • Academic IELTS: 5.0 Points
  • TOEFL: IBT 61
  • TOEFL: CPT 173
  • Pass HCT English prerequisite course
700- 800 points
  • High School Subject score or equivalent: Advanced or equivalent: 80% / General or equivalent: 85%
  • SAT- reasoning: 520
  • IGCSE, AS and AL : C grade or equivalent
  • IB Standard Level Math: 4 points
  • AP- Math: 3 points
  • ACT: 20 points
  • HCT MPT: 20 points
  • Pass HCT math prerequisite course
900 points
  • High School Subject score or equivalent: Advanced or equivalent: 80% / General or equivalent: 90%
  • SAT- reasoning: 590
  • IGCSE, AS and AL: C grade or equivalent
  • IB Standard Level Math: 4 points
  • AP- Math: 3 points
  • ACT: 20 points
  • HCT Engineering MPT: Pass
  • Pass HCT math prerequisite course for Engineering.
600-800 points
  • High School subject score (average of the best two of the last three years): 80% (Advanced or Equivalency only)
  • IGCSE, AS and AL: C grade or equivalent
  • IB Standard Level Physics: 4 points
  • AP- Physics: 3 points
  • HCT PPT: Pass
  • Pass HCT physics prerequisite course
600-800 points
  • High School subject score (average of the best two of the last three years): 80% (for Advanced or equivalent only)
  • IGCSE, AS and AL: C grade or equivalent
  • IB Standard Level Chemistry: 4 points
  • AP- Chemistry: 3 points
600- 800 points
  • High School subject score (average of the best two of the last three years) : 80% (for Advanced or equivalent only)
  • IGCSE,AS and AL: C grade or equivalent
  • IB Standard Level Biology: 4 points
  • AP- Biology: 3 points