high level of

Admission

Admission office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubai@rit.edu


RIT Dubai is currently accepting applications for the upcoming intake and we welcome all interested students to apply. Admission to the RIT Dubai is selective, our admission process is personal. We are interested in learning about your interests, abilities, and goals in order to provide the best information and guidance we can as you select the college and program that is right for you. Factors considered in our admission decisions include, but are not limited to, past high school/college performance (particularly in required academic subjects), admission test scores, the competitiveness of high school or previous college, and the academic program selected. Recommendations from those familiar with your academic performance and an interview with an admissions counselor may also be influential.

Application Timeline:

RIT Dubai is currently accepting applications for Spring (January) and Fall (September). We welcome all interested students to apply as soon as they can because we have limited seats for scholarships.

Students are encouraged to apply early, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - that is once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will meet to review your complete application and notify you of the admission decision in a timely manner.

Our admission process is a personal one, and we will work with you to assist with the application procedure and notify you personally of the decision and your options.

The Admissions Committee reviews each application based upon the specific preparation and experiences of each individual student. Students will be considered for admission based on high school performance, appropriateness of courses for the academic major, demonstrated motivation and success, and English language ability.

Math and Physics placement exams will be required for all freshman students to take at the start of the semester. This will help determine which level each student fits in to be able to place in the right course within the program.

  • All Engineering and Computing Security students are required to take a Math and Physics placement exams.

  • All Business majors and Computing and Information Technology (CIT) students are required to take a Math placement exam.

Note: Students who have appeared for the EmSAT test/s in Math or Physics won’t be asked to do the placement test in that field and will get placed in the right course based on their score at the EmSAT test.

We like to encourage students to apply early to be considered for admission and get guaranteed a seat in the program. We recommend you do not wait until your final marks are out to apply but to begin your application process early.

  • Sample test for Business Programs & Computing and Information Technologies

  • Sample test for Engineering Programs & Computing Security

Required Documents

  • A scanned copy of your passport.

  • High school transcripts - predicted marks of your final year are acceptable for a conditional decision until you submit your final marks.

  • Emirates ID (UAE Residents).

  • English language test (IELTS, Toefl, or EmSAT) – if available.

  • Personal statement.

UAE ministry of education requires all students to provide all accredited universities with the equivalency certificate. Students who study the ministry curriculum will be exempted from this requirement.

Curriculum

Computing, Psychology and Business (1)

Engineering

UAE

Advanced Stream – 70%
General Stream – 75%
Elite Track – 70%
Advanced Stream – 80%
Elite Track – 75%

American(2)

70% 80%

British

5 IGCSE/O Levels (at least C grade) 
& 2 As/A Level (at least D grade) 
Overall 70% Average
High School Certificate (Grade 12/Year 13)
Sequence Letter  
5 IGCSE/O Levels 
& 2 As/A Level 
Overall 80% Average, Science Stream
High School Certificate (Grade 12/Year 13)
Sequence Letter  

French

10/20 11/20

Pakistan

55% 60%

Iran

12/20 14/20

India

60% 65%

Nigeria

7 Subjects – C and above 7 Subjects – C and above

South Africa

60% 60%

IB

24 points 28 points

Russian

Average of 3 Average of 4

(1) Passing a personal interview set by the faculty of Management is required
(2) SAT-Math 450 is required for American curriculum students. 
 

EmSAT Business Engineering
Math 600 900
Physics Not Required 800
Arabic Arabic Speaker – 600 (3)
OR
Non-Native (International Student)
must register in 0-credit Arabic course at RIT Dubai
Arabic Speaker – 600 (3)
OR
Non-Native (International Student)
must register in 0-credit Arabic course at RIT Dubai

(3) Conditional admission can be allowed for not achieving the Arabic Language EmSAT score but not for the English Language or overall High School Certificate. Equivalent scores of EmSAT (Math or Physics) are acceptable.

The bachelor's degree programs offered at RIT Dubai are rigorous and require a solid academic foundation. The programs will be taught in English, and applicants will be required to have basic competency in the English language.

Test Type Full Admission Conditional Admission
Academic IELTS Overall 6.5 Overall 5.0
TOEFL IBT 79 61
TOEFL ITP 550 500
EmSAT - English 1550 1100

Official TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test or the Official IELTS Indicator Online Edition will be accepted conditionally. Students will be asked to submit the usual accepted IELTS/TOEFL exam type within the 1st semester at RIT Dubai!

I have received the conditional admission offer, what’s next?

You need to sign the intent to enroll form and then reserve your seat by paying the enrollment deposit fee. 

How can I apply for a scholarship?

After you get accepted at RIT, you will be receiving the scholarship form via email along with the admission letter. Please fill the scholarship form and share it back with your admission counselor.

Once I get enrolled at RIT, what should I do next?

Once you get enrolled, you will be receiving the placement test registration link via email. You can do the test online or on-campus depending on the availability of the exam. we advise you to clear the placement test at the earliest possible. 

I haven’t done well in the placement exam; will I be able to join RIT? 

Yes, you will be able to join and you will be placed in the relevant course subject to your score. 

I have cleared my placement tests and I want to register in classes, how can I do that? 

Before course registration, you need to make sure that you have met the requirements mentioned in your admission letter. 

How can I apply for an equivalency certificate?

Once your documents get attested, please visit the Ministry of education website and apply online. 

What does an equivalency certificate mean? 

The equivalency certificate is an official document that gets issued by the UAE Ministry of Education. It’s required for international curriculums such as American, Cambridge, IB, CBSE board etc. 

Do I need to attest my documents?

Yes, you do need to attest your high school transcripts from the following: 

  • School located inside Dubai: KHDA 

  • School located inside Abu Dhabi: ADEK 

  • School located inside Sharjah: SPEA

if you have graduated from a different city, please visit the Ministry of education.

I am an international student, what attestations I need to do? 

Please refer to the attestation process sheet shared by the admissions department.

I am an international student, should I have the equivalency certificate to start my first semester? 

International students are given one semester to apply and submit their equivalency certificate to the admissions department. 

I have cleared my placement tests and submitted all the documents to the admissions, what’s next? 

You will be able to meet your advisor and have your classes registered.

Who is my advisor?

  • Ellen Yang (ewycad@rit.edu)

    • BS Mechanical Engineering

    • MS Service Leadership and Innovation

    • ME Engineering Management

    • MS Mechanical Engineering

  • Jenna Samuel (jxhcad@rit.edu)

    • BS Computing Security

    • BS Psychology

    • MS Computing Security

    • MS Electrical Engineering

  • Nataliia Gromyk (ng1cad@rit.edu)

    • BS Business (all programs)

  • Mohannad Samman (mascad@rit.edu)

    • BS Computing and Information Technologies

    • MS Data Analytics

  • Hashem Saleh (hxscad1@rit.edu)

    • BS Electrical Engineering

    • BS Industrial Engineering

    • MS Smart Cities

    • MS Future Foresight and Planning

My final grade sheet will be delayed and I will have it after the first day of classes, what should I do? 

No worries, connect with Mahmoud Wadi from Admissions.

I haven’t done the EmSAT, what should I do? 

Please register for the EmSAT test at the earliest. 

EmSAT exams are full, what should I do? 

Please inform your admission counselor, we will be able to provide you with other equivalent tests/options. 

I failed to meet my conditional admission requirement, what should I do? 

Please inform your admission counselor, and think of resetting the subject/s that you have failed 

I want to change my major, is that possible? 

Changing major is allowed once during the admission stage. Please contact your Admission Counselor to check your eligibility for other programs. 

I joined a major, and I didn’t like it after the first semester. Can I change my major? 

Yes, please contact your academic advisor to check your eligibility. 

I want to apply for housing, what should I do? 

Please click here to explore your options.

Do you offer transportation? How much does it cost? 

Yes, we do offer transportation to different cities in the Emirates. Please click here to explore your options.

Who should I contact if I need more information or adjust my class schedule?

Please contact your Academic Advisor.

How long does the student visa process take?

If you have submitted all visa requirements, it will take 2-4 working weeks depending on the Immigration Office processing time which RIT Dubai has no control over. You will receive another email once your Entry Visa is ready along with information on the next steps. Mr. Muhammad Tahir mxtcad1@rit.edu will be the relevant person to contact for updates.

Do I need medical insurance?

Yes, all students should have medical insurance. Please click here to find all the relevant information.

I am a special needs student; can you admit me?

We do have special needs students on campus. Please submit the SNA form online for review. Once it’s reviewed, we will inform you about the decision.

I am having a problem with my student account, who should I contact?

Please contact the IT department at dubaiservicedesk@rit.edu.

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Admission office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubai@rit.edu


The master degree programs offered at RIT Dubai are highly selective and all candidates must meet the admission standards for the program they wish to enter. Final admission decisions are made by the RIT Graduate Department in Rochester, NY. The minimum requirements for admission are outlined below.

An application for admission is available online

Bachelor Degree 

Applicants should hold or currently be completing, a bachelor degree, or the U.S. equivalent granted by an accredited college or university. Original transcripts must be submitted to RIT for evaluation with a certified English translation of transcripts where required.

Academic Performance

Applicants should satisfy the standard RIT requirements for the academic performance of approximately a 'B' grade average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate studies. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 may get offered conditional admission to the graduate programs.

Undergraduate Pre-requisites

Applicants should meet all appropriate undergraduate pre-requisites:

  • Candidates for the Engineering master’s programs should have an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in the same discipline of engineering, or an area closely related to the discipline they wish to study. 

  • Candidates for the Networking and Systems Administration MS program should have a solid educational or employment record in networking, security and systems administration. 

  • Candidates for the MS Service Leadership and Innovation program should have a solid educational or employment record in any field upon admission evaluation.

Experience

Applicants must submit a resume (curriculum vitae) to demonstrate professional work experience in the desired area of study.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to the master's 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.

  • Official TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test or the Official IELTS Indicator Online Edition will be accepted conditionally. Students will be asked to submit the usual accepted IELTS/Toefl exam type within the 1st semester at RIT-Dubai!

  • 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 accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in UAE and is Internationally recognized.

  • Students that do not meet RIT NY's and the UAE Ministry of Higher Education TOEFL or IELTS score requirement can enter our English Language Center prior to beginning the program.

Please feel free to contact an Admissions Counselor at +971-4-3712000 or email dubai@rit.edu 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.

To apply, submit the following to RIT Dubai:

  • An application for admission available online

  • Resume of your work experience (curriculum vitae)

  • Official, original academic transcripts in the native language

  • Official certified English translation (where necessary)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score

  • Passport copy and Emirates ID (if in the UAE)

  • A Personal Statement describing your educational objectives. Your statement should be approximately 500 words in an essay format in a Word document

You may wish to address:

  • Why you are applying for the degree you have chosen;

  • How your degree program will relate to your long-term 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;

  • Specify why you want to attend the RIT Dubai program.

Following submission of your documentation, an admission counselor will schedule an admissions interview with you either in person or on the phone/Skype, as per your convenience.

Please note that only after all your supporting documents have been submitted, your complete application will be forwarded to the Graduate Department Committee in Rochester, the U.S.A. for an admission decision.

RIT Dubai is currently accepting applications for Spring (January) and Fall (August intake)
Students are encouraged to apply as early as to be considered for admission and guarantee a seat in the 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 Department Committee in Rochester, the U.S.A. for an admission decision.

  • Students will be notified of the admission decision in a timely manner after their application is complete.

Students should contact RIT Dubai for information regarding their application status directly at dubai@rit.edu or +971-4-3712000.

I have received the conditional admission offer, what’s next?

You need to sign the intent to enroll form and then reserve your seat by paying the enrollment deposit fee.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

After you get accepted at RIT, you will be receiving the scholarship form via email along with the admission letter. Please fill the scholarship form and share it back with your admission counselor.

Once I get enrolled at RIT, what should I do next?

You need to submit or clear any admission requirements before class registration.

Is the equivalency certificate required for UAE graduates? 

The equivalency certificate is not needed if you have graduated from a university located in UAE, just attest your documents from the Ministry of Education.

What does an equivalency certificate mean?

The equivalency certificate is an official document that gets issued by the UAE Ministry of Education. It’s required for international students only who completed their undergraduate degrees outside UAE. 

Should I attest to my university degree and transcript? 

Yes, all students are required to attest their undergraduate documents except government university graduates (UAEU, HCT, Zayed University, and Khalifa University). If still need to show your original documents to the Admissions Office. 

Can I start my studies without the attestations? 

All students are required to submit an attested university transcript and degree before the study starts. 

Who should I contact if I need more information or adjust my class schedule?

Please contact your academic advisor 

Who is my advisor?

  • Ellen Yang (ewycad@rit.edu)

    • Mechanical Engineering

    • Engineering Management

    • Service Leadership and Innovation

  • Jenna Samuel (jxhcad@rit.edu)

    • Electrical Engineering

    • Computing Security

  • Nataliia Gromyk (ng1cad@rit.edu)

    • City Sciences

  • Mohannad Samman (mascad@rit.edu)

    • Data Analytics

How long does the student visa process take?

If you have submitted all visa requirements, it will take 2-4 working weeks depending on the Immigration Office processing time which RIT Dubai has no control over. You will receive another email once your Entry Visa is ready along with information on the next steps. Mr. Muhammad Tahir mxtcad1@rit.edu will be the relevant person to contact for updates.

I am a special needs student; can you admit me?

We do have special needs students on campus. Please submit the SNA form online for review. Once it’s reviewed, we will inform you about the decision.

I am having a problem with my student account, who should I contact?

Please contact the IT department at dubaiservicedesk@rit.edu.

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Admission office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubai@rit.edu


If you are a transfer student, a transfer credit evaluation will be completed as part of your application process. Credit is granted by the relevant academic department for coursework that is related to your intended program if it is taken at a regionally accredited college or university. Usually, a grade of ‘C’ or above is required for transfer credit to be awarded.

A minimum of 50% of coursework needs to be completed at RIT in the program that will grant your Baccalaureate degree. A matriculated undergraduate student's year level is determined by the number of credit hours they have earned (not including course work in progress).

Graduate

  • Only 2 Graduate courses can be transferred into RIT Dubai.

  • Credits can only be transferred for courses relevant to the degree that provide equivalent learning outcomes and in which the student earned a grade B of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

  • TOEFL/IELTS requirements must have been met.

  • An attested transcript of Bachelor Degree must be submitted.

  • Course description matching RIT curriculum outcome must be submitted.

Undergraduate

  • You must have completed 12 years of schooling and meet the freshman admission requirement.

  • The university from which you are transferring must be accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, or approved and stamped by the Ministry in the case of international institutions.

  • You should have a GPA of not less than 2.0, otherwise, a certificate of understanding is required between RIT Dubai and your transferring institution, and other restrictions may apply.

  • Your courses' should be above C to transfer, and if not included in the RIT Dubai curriculum, they must be assessed by an academic advisor.

  • If your IELTS test score has expired you will be required to re-sit the exam.

Good to Know

If you wish to apply to transfer credits from another institution, the following criteria must be met:

  • You must have completed 12 years of schooling and meet the freshman admission requirement.

  • The university from which you are transferring must be accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, or approved and stamped by the Ministry in the case of international institutions.

  • You should have a GPA of not less than 2.0, otherwise, a certificate of understanding is required between RIT Dubai and your transferring institution, and other restrictions may apply.

  • Your courses' should be above C to transfer, and if not included in the RIT Dubai curriculum, they must be assessed by an academic advisor.

A transfer credit evaluation is completed as part of the application process. Credit is granted by the academic departments for coursework that is related to your intended program if it is taken at a regionally accredited college or university. Usually, a grade of "C" or better is required for transfer credit to be awarded. A minimum of 50% of coursework needs to be completed at RIT in the college granting the Baccalaureate degree candidates. A matriculated undergraduate student's year level is determined by the number of credit hours the student has earned. (This does not include coursework in progress.)

​​​​​​We like to encourage students to apply early to be considered for admission and get guaranteed a seat in the program.  We understand you would like to transfer your credits to RIT Dubai. This process could take time, therefore, please work on sending the below documents as fast as you can to make sure we can guarantee you admissions and be able to review your transcript by letting you know how many credits we can transfer.  Please find below three admissions deadlines to make sure you don't miss the deadline.

To apply for admission, submit the following to RIT Dubai:

  • University transcript (a copy can be submitted for now, but please note that we will need your original/official transcript for the credits once they are reviewed to be then counted) Please note that we cannot confirm that all credits will be transferred as we will need to first review your transcript and then determine which subjects we will transfer.

  • Course Description including all courses completed with description for review.

  • English language exams (TOEFL iBT 79 Score, TOEFL Paper Based 550, or IELTS 6.5), if you do not meet these requirements, you can be considered for our English Language Center.

  • Application Essay: The personal essay is one of the most important parts of this application. Your essay will show us how you think and how you write and it will help our admission committee get to know you better as a person and as a student. Please write an essay (500 words) in English on only one of the topics listed below. 

Choose one:

  • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

  • Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.

  • A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the university community.

An admission counselor will be scheduling an admissions interview in person or on the phone and or Skype per your convenience.

For all students:
If applying as a native English speaker or non-native English speaker, regardless of your curriculum, or country in which you are from, as RIT Dubai is now accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, it is a requirement for all students to complete:

  • TOEFL or IELTS exam

  • SAT is optional but recommended for scholarship qualification

TOEFL Requirement
All students are expected to meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements for admissions as per the chart below:

Test Type Minimum Score for Admission Consideration Score for Conditional Admission Consideration & UAE Ministry Requirement

  • Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) 79 61-78

  • Paper Based TOEFL 550 500-547

  • Computer Based TOEFL 213 173-210

  • IELTS 6.5 5.0

The bachelor's degree programs offered at RIT Dubai are rigorous and require a solid academic foundation. The programs will be taught in English, and applicants will be required to have basic competency in the English language. All students applying for admission must hold, or be currently completing a high school diploma or degree, or the U.S. equivalent. 

RIT Dubai currently offers majors in three different areas of study: Business, Computing, and Engineering. While these academic programs are all designed to offer a broad base of academic courses and practical experiences, the high school preparation that is expected for each may differ. For example, success in prerequisite mathematics and science courses will be required for the engineering and computing programs. Interested students who do not have the prerequisites for a particular major may be considered for conditional admission and be required to successfully complete prerequisite courses before beginning in the major. Math and Physics placement exams will be required for all freshman students to take at the start of the semester. This will help determine which level each student fits in to be able to place in the right course within the program. All Engineering and Computing students are required to take a Math and Physics placement exam, and all Business majors are required to take a Math placement exam.

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September 3, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Admission office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubai@rit.edu


The table below outlines the current tuition fees for programs at RIT Dubai. Additional fees may apply if you require a visa, health insurance, transportation and housing, and these are also detailed below:

Tuition Fees

AED

 USD

Bachelor Tuition (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Computing Security
Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Technologies
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Microelectronics Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business

61,950

16,973

Introduction to Academic English (per semester - including 5% VAT)

9,975

2,733

Pre-University Physics (per semester - including 5% VAT)

4,960

1,359

Pre-University Algebra (per semester - including 5% VAT)

4,960

1,359

Pre-University Arabic (per semester - including 5% VAT)

4,960

1,359

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (total program tuition) 

106,500

29,178

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (total program tuition) 

106,500

29,178

Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (total program tuition)

117,150 32,096

Master of Science in Service Leadership & Innovation (total program tuition) 

117,150 32,096

Master of Science in Professional Studies: Smart Cities (total program tuition)

130,020 35,622

Master of Science in Professional Studies: Data Analytics (total program tuition)

117,150

32,096

Master of Science in Professional Studies: Future Foresight and Planning (total program tuition)

117,150

32,096

Master of Science in Computing Security (total program tuition)

106,500

29,178

Other Fees Per Year

Housing (Single)

 38,000

10,411

Housing (Sharing/Double)

19,000

5,205

Housing Deposit (non - refundable & credited towards housing fee)

1,500

411

Visa Fee (Includes AED 2,500 refundable deposit - including 5% VAT)

5,300

1,452

Transportation (depending on location - for detailed information: click here)

From 1,810

From 496

Health Insurance (subject to change - including 5% VAT)

4,200

1,151

Books (average price per book)

500

137

Enrollment Deposit for Admission (non-refundable & credited towards tuition)

2,500

685

Yearly Visa Renewal (including 5% VAT)

1,750

479

Visa Cancellation (including 5% VAT)

525

144

Graduation Fee (including 5% VAT)

600

164

Math/Physics Placement Test (including 5% VAT)

210

58

Bachelor: Per Credit Hour, Per Semester = AED 2,671.67

Masters Per Credit Hour, Per Semester = AED 3,550
(AED 3,940 for Master of Science in Professional Studies: City Science and credit rate for engineering management is AED 3,905)

$1.00 USD = AED 3.650

For more details, please click on the following link

Bachelor Tuition Master Tuition

RIT Dubai reserves the right to increase tuition dues in line with operational costs and without prior notice.

  • Cheque (AED) cheques are payable to 'RIT Dubai FZE'

  • Cash (AED & USD only)

  • Credit Card (In person only)

  • Bank Transfer (AED) details are stated below

Note: We do not accept credit card details on phone and we only accept AED or USD.

Bank Transfer (AED)
Account Name: RIT Dubai FZE
Bank Name: EMIRATES-NBD
Branch: Dubai Silicon Oasis
Account Number: 1102425560201
SWIFT Code: EBILAEAD
IBAN Code: AE390260001102425560201

Finance Department Contact:
Mr. Manuel Patrao - Finance Accountant
Email: manuel.patrao@rit.edu

Main: +971 4 371 2000
FAX: +971 4 320 8819
Email: dubai@rit.edu

As an RIT student, you can be rewarded for sharing your RIT experience with a co-worker, family member, or friend who might be interested in one of our programs. The Student Referral Program offers a range of incentives, from scholarships to cash payments, when you refer one or more students to RIT Dubai and they complete their first semester of study.

To benefit, you should ensure that you or the referred student completes the referral form at the time of application. (T&C Apply)

What to do?

  1. Tell your friend about RIT Dubai and get them to apply.

  2. Either you or the student can fill out the referral form (we need this at the point of application). 

  3. Once they enroll and have completed one semester, you’ll receive your prize.

Once you refer a student, you are eligible for a bursary of AED 6000.

If you’ve got any questions or want to know more about the program, visit the Admissions department.

RIT Dubai’s Admissions Office strongly believes in ensuring that highly motivated and academically strong students are rewarded for their efforts and achievements. Additionally, RIT Dubai scholarships encourage students to excel in their course work and become valuable participants in extracurricular and community activities. The goals and objectives of RIT Dubai scholarships and financial aid are to:

  • Attract students with outstanding academic achievements through a merit-based scholarship incentive. 

  • Support student success and promote academic excellence throughout the student’s course of study by extending scholarships to current students.

  • Provide an opportunity to qualified students with financial constraints to fulfill their ambition of joining RIT Dubai by providing necessary financial aid.

Prospective students can apply for a scholarship after being accepted in RIT Dubai. Current students can apply for a scholarship at the end of each academic year. All awards are valid for one academic year for undergraduate students and one semester for graduate students. All awards are re-evaluated each year based on the student’s academic performance and any demonstrated leadership role in extracurricular activities or competitions that have significantly impacted the UAE or the global landscape and produced a positive image of RIT Dubai and its programs.

Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarship options. However, please bear in mind that graduate and undergraduate students will be allocated the most beneficial scholarships; this will consist of only 1 option from section A and 1 option from section B.

Section - A:

Academic Scholarship:

This award grants up to 45% scholarship to students with an exceptional academic background based on their high school percentage. As illustrated in the table below:

High School Percentage

Scholarship Awarded

80% - 84.99%

5%

85% - 89.99%

15%

90% - 94.99%

25%

95% - 97.99%

35%

> 98%

45%

Dean's Scholarship Awarded:

An initiative that grants a limited number of students a 30% scholarship based on their academic grades in the related fields of study. To qualify for this award, student’s grades will be assessed based on the following courses:

Department

Relevant Courses

Engineering

Maths / Physics / Chemistry

Computing

ICT / Computer Sciences / Maths

Business

Business Studies / Economics / Accounting / English

Tiger Journey Scholarship:

An initiative that grants a limited number of students (50 Seats) a 25% flat scholarship on the tuition fees for the entire program. To qualify for this award, student’s will be assessed based on the following:

  • Predicted grades of 90% and above.

  • Meeting English Language requirements.

  • Passing the required placement tests.

Note: Tiger Journey Scholarship can’t be joined with any scholarship from section B

Athletics Scholarship:

At RIT Dubai, we recognize the importance of athletics and are pleased to announce scholarships up to 50% for academic achievers who are athletically talented. Students can apply for the athletic scholarship if they play one of the below-mentioned sports:

  • Soccer

  • Volleyball

  • Cricket

  • Basketball

The following documents must be submitted with the scholarship application:

  • Submit videos of your most recent game

  • A document that has your history as a player, strengths, past successes, and athletic skills

  • Reference letter from coach/PE teacher

  • Register for a team online

For more information on how to apply, please contact the Student Affairs office at dubaistudentaffairs@rit.edu. Click here for FAQ.

Corporate Scholarship:

We offer scholarships up to 30% for students associated with many companies and organizations. For more information regarding the specific companies and organizations, please contact Admissions Counselor, Mahmoud Wadi at mmwcad@rit.edu or call +971-4-371-2013.

Financial Aid:

RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 45% to students who need financial assistance to be able to attend RIT Dubai. Financial aid packages are awarded based on financial need and include reviewing the applicant’s financial status. Below mentioned documents are required:

  • Stamped bank statement/s (last 6 months)

  • Salary certificate/s

  • Rental contract

  • Fees for any siblings in High School or University

  • Passport and visa page copies of all family members

  • Any additional supporting documents (medical and/or other expenses if any)

Section - B:

Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship:

This award is granted to students with exceptional extracurricular achievements (e.g. drama, music, chess) during their time at school. Outstanding extracurricular achievement offers a 5% scholarship and is the primary criteria for this scholarship. To qualify for this scholarship, the student should give evidence of their participation and leadership in an activity or activities which demonstrate outstanding ability, initiative, and dedication.

Sibling Discount:

A student whose sibling is concurrently enrolled at RIT Dubai can receive a discount on their tuition fees. This discount is in addition to any merit-based scholarships awarded and is evaluated for applicability on a term-by-term basis. Rental contract Fees for any siblings in High School or University Passport and visa page copies of all family members Any additional supporting documents (medical and/or other expenses if any).

Number of Siblings

Discount

1

5%

2

10%

3

15%

4 or more

20%

Alumni Sibling Discount:

Alumni whose sibling is enrolled at RIT Dubai can receive a discount of 5%.

Section - A:

Teaching Assistantship:

RIT Dubai offers graduate students a chance to work alongside professors from specific departments, where they will be assisting the chair of departments in academic-related tasks. This grants the selected students up to 50% scholarship and the opportunity to learn and develop their career by taking up responsibilities and fulfilling the job requirements of a teaching assistant. This scholarship is limited and assesses each applicant on an individual basis.

Academic Scholarship:

RIT Dubai offers academic scholarships up to 30% for students with excellent academic records based on their cumulative GPA of Undergraduate degree. This scholarship will be given based on the criteria mentioned below:

CGPA of Undergraduate Degree

Scholarship Value

3.0 - 3.4

10%

≥ 3.4

20%

≥ 3.6

30%

Corporate Scholarship:

For more information regarding the specific companies and organizations, please contact the admission department at dubaiadmission@rit.edu or call us at +97143712000.

Alumni Scholarship:

All RIT Undergraduate students wishing to continue their Graduate studies at RIT Dubai are eligible for a 30% scholarship.

Section - B:

Executive Experience Award:

This award grants qualified graduate students with scholarships up to 10% based on their years of full-time relevant work experience in their area of study and who have demonstrated considerable achievements in their field. The primary criterion for this award is outstanding work experience in a related field of study. To qualify for this scholarship:

  • Applicants must summarize their experience, including title, job description, and projects, and explain how this experience relates to and will help them succeed in their program.

Financial Aid:

RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 10% to students who need financial assistance to be able to attend RIT Dubai. Financial aid packages are awarded based on financial need and include reviewing the applicant’s financial status. Below mentioned documents are required:

  • Stamped bank statement/s (last 6 months)

  • Salary certificate(s)

Our scholarships are competitive and require students to maintain excellent academic performance. For details and application, please contact Admissions Office or email dubai@rit.edu or call +971-4-371-2000.

  •  If the scholarship application is, the application will not be considered for evaluation by the scholarship committee.

  • The above scholarship & financial aid scheme applies to students joining RIT Dubai in Fall 2021 and is not applicable for current RIT Dubai students.

  • The above scholarship & financial aid scheme applies to the Dubai campus only.

  • Scholarships including financial aid are capped at 30% during the study abroad term, i.e., New York, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Kosovo, China.

  • To be applicable for Scholarship, undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and graduate students must register for a minimum of 6 credit hours.

  • Financial Aid is valid for one Academic year only and students can re-apply to continue with their Financial Aid. (only 45% of Financial Aid will be evaluated every semester).

  • Students applying for Corporate scholarships must have a minimum of 6 months’ membership to be eligible.

  • The scholarship & Bursary percentages are capped to 50%.

  • Scholarship amount & conditions are strictly confidential and cannot be disclosed to anyone except those who have been mentioned in the information release form. Any breach of confidentiality can lead to your scholarship being revoked.

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