Bachelor in Applied Foreign Languages

The Bachelor in Applied Foreign Languages is designed to educate students to meet the needs of major international and local corporations to overcome modern-day business challenges by offering a dual qualification in languages and management.

The objective of the degree is for students to gain a fundamental understanding of finance, business administration, marketing, human resource management as well as international business law to understand and interpret complex international legal issues and documents. At the end of the three-years of study, students will have a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of management (International Marketing, Financial Management, Information Technology and Law) as well as an intimate understanding of multicultural environments through in depth study of two languages and global civilisations.

During the first and second years, heavy emphasis is placed on languages, computer skills, law, geography and economics. During the final year, students will focus their studies on cross-cultural management, financial management, international marketing management, economics and legal issues.

Currently, the LEA department offers six languages including Arabic, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French with the latter being the main language of instruction for bachelor courses. Mastering several languages enables students to establish better networking opportunities with business partners and opens opportunities for further studies and careers abroad. Every year, approximately 50 internships are offered to students at various organisations to build their professional experience. Three to four week language internships are organised in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

The Bachelor in Applied Foreign Languages offers abundant career opportunities in diverse fields including Assistant Manager or managerial levels in companies such as Etihad, Emirates, Air France and Siemens and international institutions like the United Nations. Furthermore, this degree provides access to numerous Master programmes worldwide due to the multilingual capabilities of students, which enables students to study in leading universities overseas.

Tuition Fees (including admin. fees):
AED 215,100 (approximately US$ 58,615)

Admission requirements

  • French Baccalaureate with a minimum final average of 12/20 or High School Diploma with a minimum 80% average (or equivalent)*
  • French Aptitude Certificate: minimum score of B2 level (accepted certificates: DU issued by Sorbonne University, DELF, TEF, TCF and SELFEE). Students with a French Baccalaureate are exempted from the language proficiency exam**

* Students not meeting this requirement may be accepted following a review of high school subject results, supporting exams score and a student’s personal statement.

** Students not meeting the required French Aptitude Certificate will be admitted conditionally in the programme, and enrolled in the Foundation Year in Intensive French. Upon its successful completion, they will be admitted into the bachelor degree programme.

Other Countries Education’s Systems

Conditions apply on other foreign curriculums according to the admission’s policy set by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Please contact the Student Recruitment office by email: for more details.

Admission deadline
10 July 2022

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