Admission Procedures

Undergraduate Program

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Management (BScM) must submit a completed and signed application form with the required documents below and pay the application fees as described on the ADSM website. In addition, applicants may be asked to complete an interview with the Admissions Committee, comprised of academic staff members, to evaluate the student’s likelihood of success in the program.

Documents required

  • Completed Undergraduate Application Form
  • A UAE Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education
  • Results of a standardized English test or another standardized, internationally recognized test that is approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (Refer to Section 2.1)
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of valid passport and visa (if applicable)
  • Emirates ID
  • One passport size photo

Graduate Programs

To apply for a graduate program at ADSM, complete the Graduate Application form. You will need to pay an application fee of AED 500 prior to submitting your application form. This fee is to be paid to the Finance department located in Villa 7.

Once you have paid the application fee, submit the Graduate Application form to Student Affairs (in Villa 6) together with the documents as listed below:

  1. Undergraduate Degree (Diploma and Transcripts) – Certified/Attested – original documents must be verified by Student Affairs staff
  2. English Language result
  3. Receipt of application fee
  4. Identification Documents – copies of the following: 
    • Passport
    • Emirates ID Card
    • Family Book (UAE Nationals only)
    • Residence Visa, if non UAE National
    • 1 passport size photo

For MBA Applicants

If you are applying to the MBA program, in addition to the documents listed above, you will also need to provide the following:

  • Evidence of three (3) years work experience, on company letterhead confirming employment duration, role and a brief description of the duties carried out.
  • Employment Certificate (Official Proof of Work Experience)
  • Personal Statement
  • 1 letter of recommendation

Recognition of Undergraduate Degree

All applicants for admission to graduate programs are required to obtain recognition of their Bachelor degree from the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs. The recognition process is dependent upon whether you completed your studies within the UAE or outside the UAE. You will find detailed information here.


Applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the relevant Admissions Committee, depending on whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate program. This is an informal meeting where you have an opportunity to talk about the reasons you would like to complete your chose program of study at ADSM. Interviews generally take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Sighting Originals

Students successfully admitted to the program will be required to show originals of their supporting documents prior to the start of session.

You can submit your application to studentrecruitment@adsm.ae or deliver to:

Abu Dhabi School of Management
Student Recruitment
P.O. Box 6844
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Outcome of Application

Applications will be evaluated by the relevant Admissions Committee. A decision will be made based on a combination of academic, English and supporting documentation. In some instances, the Committee may require an interview with the applicant to make a final decision on the application. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final, and applicants do not have the opportunity to appeal.

Following the Admissions Committee decision, applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email.