Dr Raymond Tennant
Alhosn University expects 10pc rise in new students
Abu Dhabi, July 3, 2013
Abu Dhabi-based Alhosn University, a leading private university, expects to see the number of student applications rise to 500 by the beginning of the first semester to account for a 10 per cent increase over last year’s figures.
Alhosn has opened the registration of newly-admitted students to additional undergraduate disciplines, including HR Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance and Business Management, a statement said.
This follows up on the success of the Department of Mechanical Engineering which was established under the Faculty of Engineering during the 2011-2012 academic year and currently offers exclusive scholarships covering 50 per cent of tuition fees for female students.
Dr Raymond Tennant, provost of Alhosn University, pointed out that the surging demand for baccalaureate and masters degree programmes among students of various nationalities in the UAE prompted the university to introduce new academic disciplines.
It has also undertaken an expansion plan to accommodate the growing number of new students who represent important additions to the current community of 1,600.
Dr Tennant explained that the exceptional supervision of veteran and highly competent faculty raises the bar for imparting theoretical, analytical, practical, and leadership skills across various disciplines among students.
He noted that around 400 students graduated from the University last year.
“We have achieved remarkable success over the past few years in terms of equipping the local job market with the best competencies in different disciplines such as Business Management, Engineering and Education which are attracting great interest from students of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds,” Dr Tennant said.
“A key factor is Alhosn University’s year-long open admission policy which allows students to enrol in their preferred curriculum in any semester. As part of our ongoing efforts to promote educational excellence, we offer a wide range of scholarship programmes covering academic excellence whether from high school or for current schooling, female Engineering students, the financially troubled, and many more.”
Applicants to the Alhosn undergraduate programmes must be holders of a high school degree from the UAE or its equivalent from other countries, with an average not less than 60 per cent, and achieve a TOEFL score of 500 or an IELTS score of 5.0, the statement said.
Applicants to the masters programme must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 per cent or higher and a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS of 6.0, it added. – TradeArabia News Service