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Apply for our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees via our online application system in French or English. Click on the required link below, enter your information and upload the required documents listed below. If you are not able to access the online application system, please contact us.

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Admission deadlines for undergraduate and FLE programmes:

Application for new student admissions open: 15th October 2017
Application review process starts: 17th December 2017

Application deadlines:

International student applications: 9th August 2018
Applications within the UAE: 23rd August 2018

Documents Required for Undergraduate Programmes

The following documents are required to complete your online application.

  • Passport copy
  • Transcripts of your last two high school years
  • A certified copy of your Baccalaureate, High School Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Two passport size photos
  • Personal statement in French (for undergraduate programmes) or in English (for the Diploma in Intensive French programme, Bachelor in Physics and the Executive Diploma in Sports Management)
  • JAPD certificate (for French nationals only)
  • French Aptitude Test for non-French students (B2 level diplomas: DELF, TEF, TCF, or SELFEE)
  • English proficiency exam result: TOEFL 500 – 173 CBT, 61 iBT) or IELTS 5.0 or EmSAT 1100 (only for the Bachelor in Physics and the Executive Diploma in Sports Management). All exams must be valid for 2 years

Documents Required for Postgraduate Programmes

The following documents are required to complete your online application.

International Students (Non UAE Residents)

  • Valid passport copy
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your undergraduate (Bachelor) transcript
  • A copy of your Bachelor Diploma
  • A copy of your High School Diploma
  • English proficiency exam result: TOEFL 500 – 173 CBT, 61 iBT or IELTS 5.0 or EmSAT 1400

International Students (UAE Residents)

  • Valid passport copy
  • UAE visa copy
  • Emirates ID copy
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your undergraduate (Bachelor) transcript
  • A copy of your Bachelor Diploma
  • A copy of your High School Diploma
  • English proficiency exam result: TOEFL 500 – 173 CBT, 61 iBT or IELTS 5.0 or EmSAT 1400

UAE Citizens

  • Valid passport copy
  • Unified number page copy
  • Emirates ID copy
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your undergraduate (Bachelor) transcript
  • A copy of your Bachelor Diploma
  • A copy of your High School Diploma
  • English proficiency exam result: TOEFL 500 – 173 CBT, 61 iBT or IELTS 5.0 or EmSAT 1400

For candidates residing in the UAE

  • Visa copy
  • Medical Insurance card copy
  • Emirates ID copy

For candidates residing outside the UAE

An annual student residence visa is provided to students enrolled at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi.

The documents required for an entry visa request are:

Once the residence visa is issued, a copy of your flight ticket or date of entry (if by other means) should be provided to the Students Visa Office in the Admissions department. Upon arrival in the UAE, a medical examination will be done to finalise paperwork.

All international students including those from GCC countries should apply for an Emirates ID Card as soon as they reach Abu Dhabi.

To renew your annual visa, you must repeat the medical examination, renew your Emirates ID Card, and give your passport and insurance card to the Student Affairs Department.

Upon completing your studies, your visa will be cancelled three weeks before your departure. A passport copy, Emirates ID Card, and medical insurance card will be required for visa cancellation.