high level of

Admission

Admission office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubaiadmission@rit.edu


RIT Dubai is currently accepting applications for the upcoming intake and we welcome all interested students to apply. Admission to 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. The review of spring applications start in October of each academic year.

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.

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester:

Early Admission Phase: Until January 15th 
Regular Admission Phase: Until May 31st
Application deadline: August 22nd 
Application received after the deadline will be reviewed based on space availability
 
Spring Semester:

Early Admission phase: Until October 31st
Regular Admission phase: Until December 31st
Application deadline: January 8th
Application received after the deadline will be reviewed based on space availability

All incoming freshman students are required to take placement exams at the beginning of the semester. These exams are essential in determining the appropriate course level for each student within the program. Students who have completed A Level, IB Higher Level, or Advanced Placement (AP) courses through College Board may be exempt from certain placement exams based on their final grades in relevant subjects.

For additional information regarding the test credit equivalencies for Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge Advanced Level Examination (A Level), and International Baccalaureate (IB), please click on the following links:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Equivalencies

  2. Cambridge Advanced Level Examination (A Level) Credit Equivalencies

  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Equivalencies

  • All Engineering and Computing students are required to take Math and Physics placement tests.

  • All Business majors and Psychology students are required to take Math placement test.

Placement in appropriate Math and Physics courses will be determined according to the table provided below. We strongly recommend that you strive to perform well in the EMSAT or RIT placement tests. Achieving higher scores in these tests may enable you to bypass certain courses. Starting the semester with foundational courses could potentially impact your graduation timeline, so making the most of these placement tests is essential for your academic journey.

Placement Test Samples

  • Physics placement test sample

  • Math placement test sample will be available online once you create your Math placement test account. We encourage all students to take advantage of this sample test to become familiar with the tools and resources available, including the online calculator and ruler. Upon completing the practice test, you will gain access to online learning materials and exercises. We strongly recommend that you complete all these exercises as they will play a significant role in preparing you for the second placement test. Your performance in the second test will be used to determine your placement at RIT Dubai.

To schedule your placement test, please visit the following link: RIT Dubai Placement Tests

Application Required Documents

We strongly encourage students to apply early in order to be considered for admission and secure a guaranteed seat in the program. Waiting until your final marks are available is not advisable. Instead, we recommend initiating the application process early by providing the following documents:

  • Previous school transcripts for Grade 10 and Grade 11.

  • Grade 12 Term 1 results or predicted marks (if available).

Submitting these documents in a timely manner will facilitate the admission process and increase your chances of securing a spot in the program.

In addition to the previously mentioned documents, please be prepared to provide the following supporting documents when submitting your application:

  • Scanned copy of your passport.

  • Emirates ID and Visa (for UAE Residents).

  • English language test results (such as IELTS, TOEFL, or EmSAT) if available.

  • A personal statement.

  • Family Book (for UAE Citizens).

  • Equivalency certificate (International curriculums only).

These documents will be essential for a comprehensive evaluation of your application.

Admission Requirements

Engineering Admission Requirements

  • Must cover Math preferably pre-calculus at high school. 

  • Must cover sciences: physics and chemistry at high school. 

  • Students who fail to meet Math/physics competency requirements will be asked to do foundation courses within the first semester.

  • Students should sit for placement tests or present EMSAT scores to register relevant subjects. Equivalent scores of EMSAT won’t be used. 

Curriculum

Required Score

Math Requirement

Physics Requirement

UAE

- Elite: 75%
- Advanced 80%
- General: 90%
- EMSAT Math 800, or 
- Minimum 80% in Math (Advanced/Elite), or
- Minimum 85% in Math (General), or 
- Math Placement Test (40%) 
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- Minimum 80% in Physics (Advanced/Elite), or
- Minimum 85% in Physics (General), or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

American

- 80% overall 
- SAT 1 Math 450 or EMSAT-Math 500 (Equivalency requirement) 
- EMSAT Math 800, or 
- SAT Math 555, or 
- AP Calculus of 3, or 
- Math Placement Test (40%)
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- AP Physics of 3, or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

British

- 5 IGCSE (3 B’s and 2C’s) and 2 As or 1 A level (C grade)
- Completion of Grade 12/ Year 13
- Overall equivalent score 80%
- EMSAT Math 800, or 
- Grade B in Math (O Level) or Grade C in Math (AS Level) or Grade D in Math (A Level), or 
- Math Placement Test (40%)
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- Grade B in Physics (O Level) or Grade C in Physics (AS Level) or Grade D in Physics (A Level), or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

French

11 out of 20 - EMSAT Math 800, or 
- Score 11 in Math, or  
- Math Placement Test (40%)
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- Score 11 in Physics, or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

Pakistan/India

65% overall - EMSAT Math 800, or 
- Minimum 65% in Math, or 
- Math Placement Test (40%)  
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- Minimum 65% in Physics, or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

International Baccalaureate

28 points - EMSAT Math 800, or 
- Minimum 4 in IB HL/SL Math, or 
- Math Placement Test (40%)
- EMSAT Physics 800, or 
- Minimum 4 in IB HL/SL Physics, or 
- Physics placement test (10/25)

Computing Admission Requirements

  • Must cover Math and one science at High school.

  • Students who fail to meet Math/Science competency requirements will be asked to do foundation courses within the first semester.

  • Science courses: Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

  • Students should sit for placement tests or present EMSAT scores to register relevant subjects. Equivalent scores of EMSAT won’t be used. 

Curriculum

Required Score

Math Requirement

Science Requirement

UAE

- Elite: 65%
- Advanced 70%
- General: 70%
- EMSAT Math 700, or 
- Minimum 75% in Math, or 
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- Minimum 70% in science, or 
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

American

-70% overall 
- SAT 1 Math 450 or EMSAT-Math 500 (Equivalency requirement)
- EMSAT Math 700, or 
- SAT Math 520, or 
- AP Calculus of 3, or 
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- AP Science of 3, or 
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

British

- 5 IGCSE (C grade) and 2 As or 1 A level (D grade)
- Completion of Grade 12/ Year 13
- Overall equivalent score 70%
- EMSAT Math 700, or 
- Grade C in Math (O Level) or Grade D in Math AS/A Level, or 
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- Grade C in Science (O Level) or Grade D in Science AS/A Level, or 
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

French

10 out of 20 - EMSAT Math 700, or 
- Score 10 in Math, or  
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- Score 10 in Science, or  
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

Pakistan/India

60% overall - EMSAT Math 700, or 
- Minimum 65% in Math, or 
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- Minimum 65% in Science, or 
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

International Baccalaureate

24 points - EMSAT Math 700, or 
- Minimum 4 in IB HL/SL Math, or  
- Math Placement Test (35%)
- EMSAT Science 700, or 
- Minimum 4 in IB HL/SL Science, or 
- Physics placement test (9/25)  

Business Admission Requirements

  • Students who fail to meet Math competency requirement will be asked to do foundation course within the first semester.

  • Must attend admission interview.

  • Students should sit for Math placement test or present EMSAT-Math score to register relevant Math subjects.  Equivalent scores of EMSAT won’t be used.

Curriculum

Required Score

Math Requirement

UAE

Elite: 70%
Advanced 70%
General: 75%
EMSAT Math 600, or 
Minimum 75% in Math, or
Math Placement Test (30%)

American

70% overall 
SAT 1 Math 450 or EMSAT-Math 500 (Equivalency requirement)
EMSAT Math 600, or 
SAT Math 485, or 
AP Calculus of 3, or 
Math Placement Test (30%)

British

5 IGCSE (C grade) and 2 As or 1 A level (D grade)
Completion of Grade 12/ Year 13
Overall equivalent score 70%
EMSAT Math 600, or 
Grade C in Math (O Level) or Grade D in Math AS/A Level, or 
Math Placement Test (30%)

French

10 out of 20 EMSAT Math 600, or 
Score 10 in Math, or 
Math Placement Test (30%)

Pakistan/India

60% overall EMSAT Math 600, or 
Minimum 60% in Math, or  
Math Placement Test (30%)

International Baccalaureate

24 points EMSAT Math 600, or 
Minimum 4 in IB HL/SL Math, or 
Math Placement Test (30%)

Psychology Admission Requirement

  • Students should sit for Math placement test or present EMSAT-Math score to register relevant Math subjects. 

Curriculum

Required Score

UAE

Elite: 65%
Advanced 70%
General: 70%

American

70% overall
SAT 1 Math 450 or EMSAT-Math 500 (Equivalency requirement)

British

5 IGCSE (C grade) and 2 As or 1 A level (D grade)
Completion of Grade 12/ Year 13
Overall equivalent score 70%

French

10 out of 20

Pakistan/India

60% overall

International Baccalaureate

24 points

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 ITP 550 500
TOEFL IBT 79 61
EmSAT - English 1550 1100

You will be placed in the following English courses based on your English test score.

Test Type

ELCA 062
0 Credits, 4 Hours

UWRT 100
3 Credit Hours

UWRT 150
3 Credit Hours

Academic IELTS 5.0 - 5.5 6.0 - 6.5 7.0+
TOEFL ITP 500 - 547 550 - 583 587+
TOEFL IBT 61 - 78 79 - 93 94+
EmSAT - English 1100 - 1375 1400 - 1650 1675+
RIT English Pre-requisite course NA C in ELCA 062 C- on UWRT 100

Note:

  • Home Based TOEFL Test or IELTS Indicator are not recognized at RIT Dubai.
  • Introduction to Academic English (ELCA 062) is an English foundational course that comes with a separate additional charge. You can find more information about this fee in the tuition fees section. 

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?

Once you have been accepted at RIT, you will receive the scholarship application form via email, along with your admission letter. Please make sure to complete and submit the scholarship application form as per the provided instructions. This step is crucial if you wish to be considered for any available scholarships.

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

Upon enrollment, you will receive the placement test registration link via email. You will have the option to take the test online or on-campus, depending on the availability of the exam. We strongly recommend that you complete the placement test at your earliest convenience. Furthermore, it's essential to promptly submit any pending admission documents to expedite the clearance process from the admissions office. Once you've completed these requirements, the academic advising office will be able to assist you with the registration process. Your cooperation in this regard will ensure a smooth transition into your academic program.

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.

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? 

International students must provide attested documentation for their last 3 years of study, which includes:

  • Verification from the Department of Education in the country of study.

  • Authentication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of study.

  • Attestation by the UAE Embassy in the country of study.

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. Your admission will remain conditional until you submit all needed requirements.

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

Your academic advisor will register you for courses once you've met the placement test requirement. Your course schedule will then be communicated to you via email.

Who is my advisor?

  • Ellen Yang (ewycad@rit.edu)

    • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • Nataliia Gromyk (ng1cad@rit.edu)

    • BS Business (Marketing/Management)

  • Natasha Paterson (nlpcad@rit.edu)

    • BS Electrical Engineering

    • BS Psychology

  • Mohannad Samman (mascad@rit.edu)

    • BS Computing and Information Technologies

  • Hashem Saleh (hxscad1@rit.edu)

    • BS Industrial Engineering

    • BS Business (Finance)

  • Sudha Bhatia (sxbcad@rit.edu)

    • BS Computing Security

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

You can provide equivalent scores of EMSAT such as RIT placement tests.

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 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubaiadmission@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

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester:

Early Admission Phase: Until January 15th 
Regular Admission Phase: Until May 31st
Application deadline: August 22nd 
Application received after the deadline will be reviewed based on space availability
 
Spring Semester:

Early Admission phase: Until October 31st
Regular Admission phase: Until December 31st
Application deadline: January 8th
Application received after the deadline will be reviewed based on space availability

Bachelor Degree 

Applicants are required to have completed or be in the process of completing a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Original transcripts must be submitted to RIT for evaluation, along with certified English translations of transcripts if necessary.

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 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.
    Note: Home Based TOEFL Test isn’t acceptable for PG Application.
     
  • Submit an official score from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with a score of at least Band 6.5. A score of 6.0 in IELTS is acceptable for professional studies programs. For information on the IELTS exam, visit www.ielts.org.
    Note: IELTS Indicator Test isn’t acceptable for PG Application.
  • Submit an official score of EMSAT with a minimum score of 1550.  A score of 1400 is acceptable for professional studies programs.

  • Students who have completed undergraduate education in an English-medium institution might be allowed admission into a graduate program without demonstrating TOEFL score of 550 (or equivalent). This exemption can be applicable only to those students who undertook all their schooling (K-12) plus a Bachelor’s degree in English in a reference English speaking country (e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand).

Please feel free to contact Admissions at +971-4-3712000 or email dubaiadmission@rit.edu for further questions on the English requirements.

To initiate your application, please submit the following supporting documents via the online application portal. You can access the application portal by clicking here.

  • Resume of your work experience (curriculum vitae)

  • Official Bachelor’s Transcript

  • Official Bachelor’s Degree (Graduation letter may get accepted conditionally) 

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or EMSAT score

  • Passport copy and Emirates ID (UAE Resident)

  • Family Book for UAE citizens.

  • 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.

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

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

If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Department. You can contact us at +971-4-3712000 or via email at dubaiadmission@rit.edu

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?

Once you have been accepted at RIT, you will receive the scholarship application form via email, along with your admission letter. Please make sure to complete and submit the scholarship application form as per the provided instructions. This step is crucial if you wish to be considered for any available scholarships.

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).

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)

    • Service Leadership and Innovation
    • Engineering Management
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nataliia Gromyk (ng1cad@rit.edu)

    • Future Foresight and Planning

  • Natasha Paterson (nlpcad@rit.edu)

    • Electrical Engineering

  • Mohannad Samman (mascad@rit.edu)

    • Smart Cities

  • Hashem Saleh (hxscad1@rit.edu)

    • Data Analytics

  • Sudha Bhatia (sxbcad@rit.edu)

    • Computing Security

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 8:00 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.

Graduate Programs

  • 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 (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

  • TOEFL/IELTS/EMSAT requirement must have been met.

  • Official course syllabus/description matching RIT curriculum outcome must be submitted.

Undergraduate Programs

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

  • 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.

  • Credits can only be transferred for courses relevant to the degree that provide equivalent learning outcomes and in which the student earned a grade C or better.

  • You are required to provide valid English test scores (IELTS, TOEFL or EMSAT).

  • A minimum of 50% of coursework needs to be completed at RIT in the program that will grant your Bachelor 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).

Good to Know

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.

Transfer students are encouraged to apply early for admission, as the transfer process may involve some lead time. Please start the process by submitting your official transcripts from your previous institution along with course syllabi. Initially, you will receive a preliminary evaluation, and once a sealed transcript is received by the admissions office, your transfer application will be forwarded to New York for the final assessment.

Please confirm your intension of transferring to RIT when submitting your online application. kindly click here to start your application.

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Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alternatively you can call us on +971-4-371-2000 or email us at dubaiadmission@rit.edu


Click on the respective links below to view the Tuition Fees:

  


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 Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

68,000

18,516

Introduction to Academic English – ELCA 062 (per semester)

9,975

2,716

Pre-University Physics (per semester)

4,960

1,351

Pre-University Algebra (per semester)

4,960

1,351

Pre-University Arabic (per semester)

4,960

1,351

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (total program tuition) 

117,000

31,858

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (total program tuition) 

117,000

31,858

Master of Science in Engineering Management (total program tuition)

129,000

35,126

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

128,700

35,044

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

143,550

39,088

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

128,700

35,044

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

128,700

35,044

Master of Science in Computing Security (total program tuition)

117,000

31,858

 

Other Fees Per Year

AED USD

Housing (Single)

 38,000

10,347

Housing (Sharing/Double)

19,000

5,174

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

1,500

408

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

5,300

1,443

Visa Status Change Inside Country

1,890

515

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

From 1,810

From 493

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

3,150 / 6,000 

858 / 1,634

Books (average per semester)

500

136

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

2,500

681

Yearly Visa Renewal (including 5% VAT)

1,750

477

Visa Cancellation (including 5% VAT)

525

143

Graduation Fee (including 5% VAT)

600

163

Math/Physics Placement Test (including 5% VAT)

210

57

Student Activity Fee

500

136

Lab. Fee Per Course

860

234

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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 only)

  • Credit Card (In person only)

  • Bank Transfer (AED) details are stated below

  • Payment by Link (through Debit / Credit Card)

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:
Ms. Dina Haidar - Finance Officer
Email: dubaiar@rit.edu

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


  • RIT Dubai will not provide any services or products to any Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned countries in accordance with UAE law.
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  • Refund policy: refunds will be done on the original mode of payment used.
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As an RIT student/Almuni, 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.

To benefit, you should ensure that you complete the referral form before Enquiry or application stage. (T&C Apply)

Eligible students will receive an email indicating that they have been qualified for a referral incentive.  

If you’ve got any questions or want to know more about the referral program, visit the Enrollment 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

Psychology

Statistics / Psychology / Social Sciences

Tiger Journey Scholarship:

An initiative that grants a limited number of students (50 Seats) a 20% 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 the admissions office at dubaiadmission@rit.edu or call +971-4-3712000.

Financial Aid:

RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 50% 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:

  • Parent/s stamped bank statement/s (last 6 months)

  • Parent/s salary certificate.

  • Rental Contract.

  • Invoiced/Receipts of educational tuition fees for each sibling.

  • Scanned copies of passport and visa of all family members.  

  • Any additional supporting documents (Family Expenses/Loan statement).

Global Tigers Scholarship:

International students all over the world hoping to join RIT Dubai are eligible for 40% scholarship on their first-year tuition fees. This scholarship is granted to limited number of international students (10 Seats) every academic year and can be maintained throughout their RIT Dubai Journey based on outstanding academic achievement or financial aid options.

  • Global Tigers Scholarship is offered to new students only.
  • Global Tigers Scholarship is renewed based on the academic scholarship table after Summer 1 term every year.

Our scholarships are competitive and require students to maintain excellent academic performance. For Further details, please contact the admissions office at dubaiadmission@rit.edu or call +971-4-371-2000.

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.

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.

Financial Aid:

RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 30% 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 (if applicable) 

  • Dependant school fees/universities (if applicable) 

  • Scanned copies of passport and visa of all dependant. 

  • Loan statement (if applicable)

Global Tigers Scholarship:

International students all over the world hoping to join RIT Dubai are eligible for 30% scholarship on their first semester tuition fees. This scholarship is granted to limited number of international students (20 seats) every academic year and can be maintained through their RIT Dubai Journey based on outstanding academic achievement option.

  • Global Tigers Scholarship is offered to new students only.
  • Global Tigers Scholarship is renewed based on the academic scholarship table after Summer 1 term every year.

Our scholarships are competitive and require students to maintain excellent academic performance. For Further details, please contact the admissions office at dubaiadmission@rit.edu or call +971-4-371-2000. 

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.

  • Submit official work experience letters from your current and previous employers.

  •  If the scholarship application is incomplete, 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 onwards 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.

  • The Undergraduate Financial Aid scholarship is valid for a single academic year, and students may reapply to extend their financial aid. Please note that only 45% of financial aid will be reviewed each 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%.

  • The sibling discount is applicable when both siblings are enrolled in classes during each term at RIT Dubai campus. 

  • 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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