EmSAT (The Emirates Standard Test)

As of September 5, 2018, by way of a memorandum, EmSAT is now mandatory for nearly all students in Grade 12 at Al Dhafra Private Schools.


Who must take the EmSAT?

→ All Emirati student in the American curriculum as part of equalization.
→ Expats have a choice of EmSAT English OR TOEFL OR IELTS and EmSAT Math OR Sat Math for equalization.
→ In 2022-23, all students in the American curriculum will equalize with EmSAT.
→ Emirati students who study the English National Curriculum.
→ Students in either curriculum (American or ENC) who plan on studying in the UAE at government universities (UAEU, Fatima College, Khalifa University, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and HCT) or private universities.

NB:  Students must complete the EmSAT before applying for National Service.


What will the EmSAT scores be used for?

High school equivalency in the American system



Scholarship consideration in the UAE



University admission to government and private colleges in the UAE



Special Considerations

Please visit http://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/FAQs.aspx for queries


NB:  You may visit http://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSAT_achieve_en.aspx  to get the latest information from the Ministry of Education.