Facebook Twitter Google+ You Tube Instagram

Undergraduate questions

1. How do I apply for an undergraduate program and what documentation do I need to submit?

2. How do I meet the English proficiency requirements? Do I have to submit an IELTS or a TOEFL exam, if so what are the required scores to qualify?

3. Do you provide accommodation?

4. When are your intakes for the undergraduate programs and when should I apply?

5. What do I do once I receive an offer of admission?

6. Can my application fee be refunded if I am not accepted?

7. Do you offer double majors or double degrees? How do they work?

8. Does the university engage in sports or extra-curricular activity

9. Do you offer evening classes for undergraduate students?

10. Is the degree obtained at Murdoch University Dubai of equivalent standards to one obtained by students studying in Australia?

11. Is your university accredited?

12. Can I transfer credit or receive an advanced standing?

Answers

How do I apply for an undergraduate program and what documentation do I need to submit?

To apply for one of our programs you must submit all the required documentation outlined in the checklists below.

You can submit documentation via post, email, facsimile or in person. Please be aware that in order to gain a full offer you must meet our minimum entry requirements and all your original transcripts will need to be sighted by one of our Admissions Officers.

Please use the checklist below and submit all documentation before the relevant due date.

UG/MDFP Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form.
  2. Submit all of your completed qualifications and the transcripts of your results.
    • This will help the university to properly assess your application.
    • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  3. Enclose certified copies of your English test score (IELTS or TOEFL) if applicable.
  4. An application fee should be included along with the application. Applications sent without this fee will not be processed.
    • Undergraduate application fee – AED 250 *
  5. Submit two passport size photographs.
  6. Submit your passport copy with visa page.

* AED 250 application fee is adjustable towards the registration fee of AED 3,500.

How do I meet the English proficiency requirements? Do I have to submit an IELTS or a TOEFL exam, if so what are the required scores to qualify?

To be eligible for admission at Murdoch University Dubai you must meet both the academic and English proficiency entry requirements. The chart below outlines different ways that you can meet our English proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency tests Score
IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
TOEFL – Paper based 550 (with the Test of Written English 5)
TOEFL – Computer based 213 (with the Test of Written English 5)
TOEFL – Internet based 80 (no band less that 20)
Australian Matriculation English Pass
GCE ‘O’ level C6 or better
Cambridge C6 or better
1119 General Paper Credit pass
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C or better
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C or better
TEE ESL 60%
German Abitur 3 or better in English in year 11 or 12
Norway Vitnemal VG or better in English

Do you provide accommodation

The University does not provide on-campus accommodation. However, we do facilitate affordable accommodation in safe, and comfortable lodgings less than 5 minutes from the university.

When are your intakes for the undergraduate programs and when should I apply?

Murdoch University now has 3 undergraduate intakes per year. The first intake is in the fall (August/September), the second intake is the spring (January/February) and the third intake is the summer (May).

The start dates for academic year 2014-2015 are:

• Sunday, 7th of September 2014
• Sunday, 11th of January 2015
• Sunday, 10th of May 2015
• Sunday, 6th of September 2015

Students should apply as soon as possible and before the semester start date to reserve a seat. Early applicants will be given preference.

What do I do once I receive an offer of admission?

You can accept, defer or decline an offer of admission.

To accept your offer of admission, you must submit a signed acceptance letter (attached to offer letter) and pay the registration fee of AED 3,500.

To defer your offer of admission, you must submit a request in writing and inform the admissions office. An offer of admission cannot be deferred for more than one year.

To decline an offer you must submit a notification in writing and inform the Admissions Office of your intent.

For further information please contact the admissions department on +971 4 4355700 or email us on admissions@murdochdubai.ac.ae.

Can my application fee be refunded if I am not accepted?

Application fees will not be refunded. For further information please contact the admissions department on +971 4 4355700 or email us on admissions@murdochdubai.ac.ae.

Do you offer double majors or double degrees? How do they work?

Murdoch University Dubai offers flexibility to students to design their courses as they want. The university gives students the opportunity to opt for a double major and even a double degree.

It’s important for you to understand how our courses can be structured so that you can discover all of the options that are on offer for you at Murdoch Dubai. You can combine almost every degree that we offer with another area. For example, if you’re interested in studying Finance, but also enjoy Media, why not combine the two areas and come out with either a double major, or a double degree. In most cases, double major won’t take you longer than three years to complete. So, why not take the opportunity and increase your knowledge, skills and career opportunities at the same time.

Most degrees have core units and elective units. When completing a double major, you simply take the core units from another degree as the elective units for your first degree. Check out the diagrams below and you can see for yourself how easy it is to do!

Most degrees have core units and elective units. When completing a double major, you simply take the core units from another degree as the elective units for your first degree. Check out the diagrams below and you can see for yourself how easy it is to do!

Most degrees have core units and elective units - Image

For further information please contact the admissions department on +971 4 4355700 or email us on admissions@murdochdubai.ac.ae.

Does the university engage in sports or extra-curricular activity

The University boasts of a championship-winning basketball team, as well as strong football and cricket teams. We host a range of extracurricular activities, including field trips, charity drives, internet gaming events and university socials. Students are also welcome to participate in Murdoch’s prolific Student Media Production team.

Do you offer evening classes for undergraduate students?

All our undergraduate classes take place during the day. If required, the university does provide transportation for students.

Is the degree obtained at Murdoch University Dubai of equivalent standards to one obtained by students studying in Australia?

The degree awarded to students at Murdoch University Dubai is exactly the same degree a student would receive at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

Our campus in the UAE maintains the same academic entry requirements followed by the campus in Perth.

The campus in the UAE receives all unit and course materials from the campus in Perth. Assignments and examinations are moderated by the unit coordinator in Perth.

Students in Dubai can freely transfer between campuses in Dubai and Perth.

Students who graduate in Dubai receive the exact same degree conferred to students graduating in Perth. Students from Dubai can also attend graduation ceremonies in Perth or Singapore.

Is your university accredited?

Murdoch University Dubai offers internationally accredited Australian degrees, exactly the same as the one issued in Murdoch University Perth.

Our degrees are attested by the Australian Government and by the UAE Embassy in Australia. We facilitate attestation of our Academic Transcripts and Testamurs.

In the UAE, Murdoch University is licensed to operate as a foreign institution by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Can I transfer credit or receive an advanced standing?

Students who have completed a part of their undergraduate studies at another university can apply to transfer their credits to our campus in Dubai and may receive advanced standing.

For our Admissions Office to be able to assess your eligibility for a credit transfer you must submit a complete application and receive an offer of admission. Along with the application a student must submit the following documentation:

  1. Detailed course outlines including textbooks for each unit completed at another university. Course descriptions are not sufficient.
  2. A breakdown of the assessment and grading scheme for each unit.
  3. Examination paper for each unit (if possible).

Please note, transfer students may need to be of good academic standing at their previous university. The university they are transferring from must be on our approved database of universities.

For further information please contact the admissions department on +971 4 4355700 or email us on admissions@murdochdubai.ac.ae.