Entry requirements

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.

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

Advanced Higher

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


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


Email Admissions
Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics No Email Admissions A good undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

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.

UK/EU Students

If you are a UK/EU student, 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).

Overseas Students

The Al-Maktoum College requires overseas students to possess the IELTS for UKVI scores below, or equivalent. IELTS for UKVI 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.

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