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Entry Requirements

Admission and placement in all HCT credential programs is subject to the following criteria:.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 – 2022

Applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for admission to the Higher Colleges of Technology according to the admission policy and regulations for the relevant programs:

  • They have passed the government General School Certificate (GSC) or its equivalent with a minimum average of 60%.
  • They have completed the Emirates Standardized Test – EmSAT in English or equivalent.

 


 
In accordance with the following mechanisms and criteria:

First: Accelerated Track: “Applied Bachelor” programs (Allows students to complete their degree faster)

1. MoE Graduates of the Elite Stream.
2. MoE Graduates of the Advanced Stream, fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum GSC overall average of 90%.
  • Minimum EmSAT-English score of 1250.
  • EmSAT Arabic 800 or higher for Education programs only.
  • Pass the personal interview for Education & Pharmacy programs only.

 


 

Second: Applied Track: “Applied Diploma, Bachelor” Programs

1. MoE Graduates of the Advanced Stream or equivalent, fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum GSC overall average of 60% for non-Engineering Technology programs and Marine Transport Program excluding Bachelor of Pharmacy & Education.
  • Minimum GSC overall average of 70% for Engineering Technology programs excluding Marine Transport Program.
  • Minimum EmSAT-English score of 900 or equivalent.

2. MoE Graduates of the General Stream or equivalent, fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum GSC overall average of 70% for non-Engineering Technology programs and Marine Transport Program.
  • For Engineering Technology programs excluding Marine Transport Program:
    1. Minimum GSC overall average of 80%.
    2. Minimum EmSAT-Math score of 800.
    3. Minimum EmSAT-Physics score of 750 Or minimum EmSAT-Chemistry score of 600.
  • Minimum EmSAT- English score of 900 or equivalent.

3. MoE Graduates of Applied Stream or equivalent eligible for admissions consideration in Business and Engineering Technology programs only must fulfill the following criteria:

  • For Business Program:
    1. Minimum GSC overall average of 70%.
    2. Minimum EmSAT-Math score of 450.
  • For Engineering Technology programs excluding Marine Transport Program:
    1. Minimum GSC overall average of 80%.
    2. Minimum EmSAT-Math score of 800.
    3. Minimum EmSAT-Physics score of 750 Or minimum EmSAT-Chemistry score of 600
  • Minimum EmSAT- English score of 900 or equivalent.

4. MoE Graduates of the General and Advanced Streams, fulfilling the following criteria for Education programs:

  • Minimum GSC overall average of 70% for Advanced Stream and 75% for General Stream or Equivalent.
  • Minimum EmSAT-Arabic score of 800.
  • Minimum EmSAT-English score of 900 or equivalent.
  • Pass the personal interview.

5. Admission Criteria for Bachelor of Pharmacy:

  • Minimum GSC overall average of 85% for Advanced Stream or Equivalent.
  • EmSAT- Math >= 600 or Equivalent.
  • EmSAT-Chemistry>= 800 or Equivalent.
  • EmSAT -Biology >= 800 or Equivalent.
  • EmSAT -Physics >= 600 or Equivalent.
  • Minimum EmSAT-English score of 1100 or equivalent.
  • Pass the personal interview.

6. In certain cases, and upon directives from HCT top management, applicants who don’t meet any of the aforementioned criteria can be considered for admission in certain programs.