Academic Eligibility

A minimum of 60% or equivalent at the 12th grade is required to be eligible to apply for under graduate programs at SIU,Dubai

The following certifications are accepted:

  • Indian Boards (CBSE/HSC/ISC)
  • International Baccalaureate: IB Diploma with minimum 4000-word Extended Essay, completed CAS and TOK requirements
  • IB Course (Certificate): Minimum 24 credits, passing 3 HL and 3 SL subjects
  • British Exams (GCE/IGCSE/GCSE): Minimum 5/4 subjects in A, B, C grades (including English) at O Level and 2/3 subjects at A Level Specific subjects required for professional courses
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma: Minimum 6 "U/M" courses
  • American High School Diploma: Overall average of Grade "C" (2.4/4.0)
  • UAE Secondary School Certificate: 60% at Advanced/Elite track or 65% at General track
  • WAECO/NECO (Africa): Minimum 3 "B" and 4 "C" grades
  • Pakistan: 60% overall in Grade 12
  • Philippines: 60% overall in Grade 12 (Academic track)

USD 410

(Approx. AED1500)

Application Fee per program (Non-Refundable)

Student Visa

It is mandatory for all foreign students to have a valid UAE residence visa to study in the UAE.

Proficiency in English

Meet the minimum score on any of these accepted tests:

  • IELTS Academic (5.0)
  • Paper-based TOEFL (500)
  • EmSAT English (1100)
  • Internet-based TOEFL (61)
  • Computer-based TOEFL (173)
  • Other CAA/MoE approved tests

*Original scores are a must! Request certified copies, sent directly from the testing organization

Documents to be uploaded at the time of online application

  • 10th and 12th Grade Mark Sheets (Front and Back): Scan both sides of your mark sheets. If they are not in English, include certified English translations
  • Predicted Score or Pre-Board Marks (If 12th final marksheet is not available): Please take your School Principal's endorsement on the school letterhead
  • Passport and Identity: Photocopy of Valid Passport / UAE citizenship proof
  • Statement of Purpose (1000 words): Reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, academic achievements, and goals for SIU, Dubai
  • Original Letters of Recommendation attested by teachers/ principal who've known you for at least two years
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae): Highlight your experiences and accomplishments
  • English Proficiency Test Results

Documents required to be submitted for confirmation of eligibility at the time of reporting to SIU, Dubai campus

  • Mark sheet of 10th Std./ equivalent
  • Mark sheet of 12th Std./ equivalent
  • Equivalence Certificate (if applicable)
  • Passing Certificate
  • English Proficiency Test Result
  • Migration Certificate to be submitted in original (if applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate to be submitted in original (if applicable)
  • Change of Name Certificate by Government Gazette (if applicable)
  • Passport Copy (if applicable)
  • Valid Visa (if applicable)
  • Valid Residential Permit (if applicable)
  • Gap Certificate for students with a gap of one year or more in their education (if applicable)
  • Anti-Ragging/Hazing Affidavit by Student & Parent
  • Indemnification Undertaking by Student & Parent

Stepwise Admission Process:

    1] Upload your documents:

    Your academic record, English skills, personal statement, recommendations, and CV will play a role in getting shortlisted.

    2] Selection procedure:

    If shortlisted, prepare for the Admission Committee interview.

    3] Admission confirmation letter:
    • On confirmation of the receipt of fees, the student will be considered as 'Provisionally Admitted' to SIU, Dubai and a Admission Confirmation Letter (via email) to this effect will be sent to the student. This letter will include the formalities to be completed at the time of joining the program at the university.
    • The student provisionally admitted will have to report in person on the dates mentioned in the Admission Confirmation letter to complete the joining formalities. The provisional admission of the student will be confirmed only after completion of the eligibility formalities.

Important note for SIU, Dubai applicants

Bring the original copies of all your documents for verification at the time of eligibility verification.

Having everything ready ensures a smooth start to your SIU, Dubai journey. For admission related queries: email to

Website last updated : May 24, 2024