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Undergraduate Programmes

Middlesex University Dubai’s admissions policies are based on the principle of wider participation – MDX believes that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a University degree. Middlesex does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, or national or ethnic origin in admitting students to its programmes.

All students who are interested in a programme of study at Middlesex University are required to meet our academic requirements and English language requirements.

Academic Requirements – Undergraduate

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:

  • Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (equivalent programmes from other Universities / Colleges / Institutes will be considered).
  • British national curriculum (GCSE): We normally make offers on 260 UCAS tariff points,2 academic subjects at A-Level with grade “C” or above along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels, anything below 160 UCAS tariff points will not be considered.

UCAS tariff points are calculated as follows:

A-level grades UCAS tariff points
A* 140
A 120
B 100
C 80
D 60
E 40
  • NOTE: A* grades were introduced to GCE A-level achievement from 2010. Some A-level subjects are not accepted towards undergraduate programmes.
  • Indian secondary school certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
  • International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 24 points overall
  • Pakistani national curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognized post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the “International Foundation Programme”
  • Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme
  • Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme
  • National curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme
  • West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme


This list shows only a selection of qualifications and if your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office and we will be able to advise you further.

English Language Requirements – Undergraduate

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic exam ONLY) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Computer-based Internet-based Paper-based
Overall: 6.0 213 79 – 80 550
(minimum 5.0 in each band)

British national curriculum (GCSE): grade “C” or higher in English at O-Level/ AS-Level/ A-levelAdditionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

  • International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Standard Level) – minimum grade 5.
  • Indian secondary school certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards: minimum grade of 70% in English
  • West African / Nigerian Curriculum: WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE English – minimum grade “C5″