Admission Requirements


Most students applying for a place in an ADVETI Institute enter in the Fall term at the beginning of the academic year in September, but admission is also possible at the beginning of the Winter term in January.

All students are notified of the outcome of their application by the Institute of their choice. Where student applications exceed the number of places available, priority is given to current High School graduates who have applied through the NAPO system, then to applications from mature applicants.

The following admission criteria apply for enrolment in ADVETI Diploma programs:

Admission Requirements


  • High School Certificate or equivalent certified by the Ministry of Education.
  • All unemployed Emirati National applicants must be registered on the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council Database.
  • At Least 17 years of age.

Admission Requirements


Admission requirements for entry onto a Diploma program are:


  • An overall score of 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill
  • EMSAT score of 875

Advanced Diploma

  • An overall score of 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill
  • EMSAT score of 1100
  • Emirati National (passport and family book)
  • Children of Emirati mothers.

Admission Requirements


High School Certificate or equivalent certified by the Ministry of Education.
No objection Letter from the employer with the following:

  • Authorization to attend evening classes (4.00pm – 8.30pm) Monday to Thursday, or
  • No Objection Letter for morning classes
  • The specialization that the employee will have to study.
  • Committing to study hours on trimester basis (cancelling business missions, workshop…etc).

Once you have been admitted to an ADVETI Institute, your placement is based on the following criteria:

  • English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants with

  • English EmSAT score of Less than EMSAT 875 or IELTS Academic, Overall Band below 4.0 are placed in the ADVETI Foundation Program.
  • English EmSAT score of 875 or equivalent are placed into a National Diploma Qualification (L5) Program.

Admission Requirements


  • Graduates from Science Stream High Schools who meet the English Language requirement may enroll directly onto an Engineering Diploma.
  • Graduates from any other High School stream must complete preparatory Math and Science courses before they can join an Engineering Diploma.

Depending on availability, candidates transferring from other institutions of higher education may be considered for admission with recognition of prior learning subject to the following conditions:

  1. They are transferring from an institution that is recognized and accredited Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research institution.
  2. They meet the ADVETI requirements for admission.
  3. They meet the English language proficiency requirements of
    Programs completed will be assessed under the Recognition of Prior Learning process.
  4. Students must complete at least 50% of their new program requirements in ADVETI.

Admission Requirements

EmSAT Focused English Program

  1. Level 1: Essentials, Level 2: Development, Level 3: Achievement
  2. 25 scheduled maths and English classes per week
  3. Evening classes offered at Al Jazeera Institute and Baynounah Institute
  4. A minimum EmSAT score of 500 required for entry
  5. Students successfully complete the EFEP when they achieve an EmSAT score of 875 or 900 as per qualification (or IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each component).
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