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Please read the criteria before starting your application. If you do not meet all criteria you will be unable to apply.

To apply for EDA’s PGD programme, candidates must:

  • Be UAE nationals employed with a government or semi-government entity.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited university or college that is recognised by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. 
  • A score of 6.0 or above on the IELTS Academic test or a 70 or above score on the the TOEFL iBT test.
  • Have no objection to travelling abroad or working in missions.


To apply for EDA’s MA programme, candidates must:

  • Have graduated from EDA’s PGD programme with a GPA that is above 3.0.
  • Graduates with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 must sit for a qualifying exam.
  • Graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or above are automatically qualified for admission.


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