Richard Pizer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and Richard Cotton, Country Director of the British Council, UAE, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the level in English of students applying for admission to degree programs offered at the university.
NYIT was the first American university licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the capital of United Arab Emirates. The British Council has had representation in the UAE since 1968 and is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. The Council is a registered charity, 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland), and builds engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.
Prospective students at the NYIT are required to attain an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL paper-based examination of 550 in order to meet the criteria in English to gain admission to the university. Students that do not meet the criteria have the option of studying IELTS preparation courses or general English at the British Council. On meeting the required scores and other admissions criteria, students can progress with their education and register for the career-oriented, degree of their choice at NYIT; study at any of the NYIT campuses in Abu Dhabi, New York, Bahrain, Amman, Canada, or China; and look forward to making a significant contribution to local and global economies.