Entry Requirements

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

General Admission Requirements

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 EARLIER)

A. MoE Graduates of the Elite Stream or equivalent.

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

  1. Minimum GSC overall average of 90%

  2. Minimum EmSAT-English score of 1250 or equivalent.

SECOND: APPLIED TRACK: “APPLIED DIPLOMA/ HIGHER DIPLOMA/ BACHELOR” PROGRAMS

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

  1. Minimum GSC overall average of 60% for non-Engineering Technology programs.

  2. Minimum GSC overall average of 70% for Engineering Technology programs.

  3. Minimum EmSAT-English score of 650 or equivalent.

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

  1. Minimum GSC overall average of 70% for non-Engineering Technology programs.
  2. For Engineering Technology programs:
    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.
  3. Minimum EmSAT- English score of 650 or equivalent.

C. MoE Graduates of the General and Advanced Streams or equivalent with EmSAT-English score < 650 and GSC overall average >= 85%.

THIRD: PROFESSIONAL TRACK

Available for MoE Graduates of the Advanced and General Streams, or equivalent at HCT,  except campuses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

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