Apply for Admission
How to Apply for Admission
RIT Dubai is selective in admission, and all candidates must meet admission standards for the RIT masters program to which they plan to enter. Final admission decisions will be made by the RIT Graduate Admissions Committee in Rochester, NY.
Candidates must submit their application for admission and supporting documents directly to:
Dubai Silicon Oasis
P.O. Box 341055
Telephone: +971 04 371 2000
Students applying for RIT Dubai graduate programs must submit the following documents:
- RIT Application for Admission
- Non-refundable Application Fee AED 200
- Personal Statement of Educational Objectives
- Resume of work experience (curriculum vitae)
- Official, original academic transcripts in native language
- Official, certified English translation (where necessary)
- One letter of recommendation
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score
- GMAT or GRE score for MBA only
- An interview with the program coordinator
Please upload a personal statement describing your educational objectives below. This statement should be approximately 500 words in an essay format in a word document.
You may also submit this data via email to Dubai@rit.edu.
You may wish to address:
- Why you are applying for the degree you have chosen.
- How your degree program will relate to your long-range career objectives.
- What personal or "non-academic" qualities you will contribute to the learning environment in your program.
- What prior experience you have with respect to your chosen program.
- Specifically why you want to attend the RIT Dubai program.
- Applications and all supporting documentation should be submitted directly to RIT Dubai.
- Only after all the supporting documents have been submitted, then complete applications will be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee in Rochester, U.S.A. for an admission decision.
- Students will be notified of the admission decision approximately 3-4 weeks after their application is complete.
- Students should contact RIT Dubai for information regarding their application status.
A maximum of nine quarter credit hours in a 45-credit hour program or 12 quarter credit hours in a 48 or more credit hour program may be awarded as transfer credit from other institutions. A written request for transfer credit must be made at the time of application for graduate student status, and will be evaluated on an individual basis by the RIT academic admissions review committee.
Requirements for Admission
Students applying for admission to the graduate programs must meet the following:
Students must hold, or currently be completing, a bachelor's degree, or the U.S. equivalent granted by an accredited college or university. Original transcripts must be submitted to RIT for evaluation with certified English translation of transcripts required.
Students must satisfy standard RIT requirements for academic performance, approximately a 'B' average (3.0 on a 4.0) scale in undergraduate studies.
Students must meet all appropriate undergraduate pre-requisites:
- Applicants to the Engineering masters programs should have an undergraduate bachelors degree in the same discipline or area of engineering, or an area closely related to the area they wish to study.
- Applicants to the Networking and Systems Administration MS program should have a solid educational or employment record in networking, security and systems administration.
- Candidates for the MBA program must possess prerequisite knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in the following areas: algebra, probability and statistics, and basic computer literacy.
- Applicants to the MS Service Leadership and Innovation program should have at least 3 years of experience upon admission evaluation.
Applicants must submit a resume (C.V) to demonstrate professional work experience in the desired area of study.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants to the masters degree programs are required to meet the English language requirement for graduate study at RIT by completing one of the following:
- Submit an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 550 paper based, 213 computer based, or 79 internet based. For information on the TOEFL, visit www.ets.org
- Submit an official score from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with a score of at least Band 6.5. For information on the IELTS exam, visit www.ielts.org.
- Students whose native language is English, or who have studied at the college or university level in the US or an English speaking country are still required to take the TOEFL or IELTS language exam due to a requirement by the Ministry of Higher Education in UAE as RIT is now accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in UAE and is Internationally recognized.
Please feel free to contact an Admissions Counselor at +971 4 371 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions on the TOEFL/IELTS requirements.
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of UAE may need to apply for a visa to study at RIT Dubai. We will contact you with more information about visa requirements and procedures once you submit your application for admission.