Entry requirements for 2018 entry

If you are a mature student who has been out of education or are applying with no formal qualifications, please email [email protected] before you apply.

Students that apply to Al-Maktoum are diverse in terms of age, life experience and epistemological conventions. All students are expected to have good communication skills.

*For full entry requirements, click on the subject pages below.

Name of course Is previous knowledge needed A-Level Higher/

Advanced Higher

Other entry requirements
Introductory Certificate in Arabic No Progress test after 4 weeks of study
Certificate in Arabic Yes    Test or successful completion of Introductory Certificate
Diploma in Arabic Yes Equivalent to SCQF level 8 in Arabic
Advanced Diploma in Arabic Yes ABB AABBB


Equivalent to SCQF level 9 in Arabic
Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies No ABB AABBB


Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics No Relevant work experience would be beneficial

Email any questions to [email protected]

English Language Requirements

Teaching takes place solely in English and students must demonstrate that their English language proficiency is at a level that will allow them to follow their intended programme successfully.

We require you to have the equivalent of at least GCSE (grade C or new grades 4-9) in English/Standard Grade (grades 1-3)/National 5 (grades A-C).


Qualification  Requirements
IELTS  6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part
and 6.0 in writing)*

*For the Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language, an IELTS score of 5.0 will be accepted.

IELTS tests will be considered to be valid for 2 years, and must still be valid on the programme start date. You should ask for a copy of your Test Report Form to be sent to the College.