Design and the arts fundamentally affect the quality of our lives by satisfying in profound ways the needs and desires of individuals and societies. Students and faculty in the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) are immersed in processes of iterative making and exploring in order to realize the transformative potential of design. They strive to understand systems at a very deep level and reimagine them in extraordinary ways. They debunk the notion that design and the arts are mere hobbies that do not add value or change lives.
After completing and submitting the online AUS application by logging in to apply.aus.edu, applicants are required to upload clear scans of the following supplemental items (required documents), using mydocuments.aus.edu : official secondary school certificate certified by the appropriate authorities* official grade reports of the last three secondary school classes certified by the appropriate authorities* colored passport scan colored UAE national ID scan (for UAE nationals and residents) TOEFL score of 80 Internet-based or IELTS (Academic version) score of 6.5 overall (if available at the time of applying) Please note that other documents might be requested based on an applicant's specific school system. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of AED 400. Transfer applicants are required to pay a non-refundable transcript evaluation fee of 400 AED (deductible from tuition upon joining AUS). * Uncertified scans will be accepted to start the application process. However, applicants will be required to show certified original documents in person before enrolling at AUS. Applicants graduating from schools outside the UAE are to certify (attest) documents from the country of origin: certification is required by the authorized educational authority, the country's ministry of foreign affairs and the UAE Embassy. Applicants graduating from UAE schools are required to certify (attest) documents from the UAE Ministry of Education. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are requested to submit valid score reports of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT Achieve). TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two calendar years. TOEFL: a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT), or a minimum score of 550 on the Institutional Paper-based TOEFL IELTS: a minimum overall score of 6.5 on the Academic version EmSAT: a minimum English score of 1550 - 1650 on the EmSAT Achieve Exemptions: Applicants may not be exempted from English Proficiency tests (TOEFL/IELTS/EmSAT); all admitted students must provide proof of English proficiency test to be fully admitted. Other Requirements: Applicants who have completed the American High School Diploma are requested to submit valid Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reports, or American College Testing (ACT) reports. SAT: a minimum Mathematics score of 440 ACT: a minimum Mathematics score of 18 Other requirements might apply. The Office of Enrollment Management has the right to request any supporting documents.
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