Foundation Year in Sciences

One-year program

The Foundation Year in Sciences, taught in English, is designed to equip students with all the skills required to succeed at the university level, and to be successful in any undergraduate programme in sciences.

During the Foundation Year, students will review mathematics studied in high school in detail, learn to run experiments, and how to report on them. Students will acquire basic knowledge of programming in the Computer Science course. The Methodology course will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and teach students how to manage their time. In the Active Science course, students will build on their knowledge and skills to manage a scientific project of their choice. They will also study a foreign language (French for non-French speakers) and attend two courses from the first year of the Bachelor in Physics offered at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

The teaching methodology involves lectures and tutorials, laboratory sessions, projects, written technical reports and oral presentations.

Throughout the Foundation Year in Sciences, students will interact with the students from the Bachelor in Physics and be part of events organised by the Sciences and Engineering Department.

At the end of the Foundation Year in Sciences, students will be prepared to enter any science-based undergraduate programme.

Admission deadline
15 July 2021

Placement test dates
The placement test takes place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:
6 March 2021
11 April 2021
22 May 2021
12 June 2021
19 June 2021
5 July 2021
18 July 2021

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Admission requirements

1) High-School with a minimum average of 80%; (Science, Advanced, Elite Stream, or equivalent)
2) Recent EmSAT-Math with a minimum score of 800 (Following MOE regulations, the EmSAT exam is required for specific applicants; please refer to the following link for more details)
3) Recent EmSAT-English with a Minimum score of 1250, or valid Academic-IELTS 5.5, or valid TOEFL-IBT 71

Applicants with no EmSAT score will be required to sit a placement exam administered by the university

Some applicants holding a recent EmSAT-Math score satisfying the above minimal requirements might also be required to sit the placement exam

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.

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