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ADSM recognizes that most students receive financial assistance from parents and/or various sources of financial aid. Nevertheless, the ultimate responsibility for satisfying all financial obligations rests with the student. Fall and spring semester account statements are addressed to the student and mailed to the billing address the student has provided. Notices of miscellaneous charges during the semester are sent only to students’ ADSM e-mail accounts.

All bills are due by the date indicated on the account statement. Fall semester payments typically are due the first week of August, and spring semester payments typically are due the first week of January. Students who receive financial aid from outside sources must file documentation that establishes the amount and payment terms of such aid by tuition due date. Failure to receive a bill, or receipt of a bill later than expected, does not eliminate payment obligations or prevent the assessment of late payment penalties.

Tuition shall be charged on a “flat-rate” basis each semester. Additional tuition shall be charged on a per-credit basis for overloads. Each undergraduate student must have a minimum of eight semesters of tuition, or the equivalent, charged and paid before the Bachelor degree will be granted. Each graduate student must have a minimum of two semesters of tuition, or the equivalent, charged and paid before the Master degree will be granted.

ADSM expects students to be enrolled in a full course load of 15-17 credit hours each semester. Any request for a variance from the full-time, flat-rate tuition charge, for either a reduced course load or a course overload, must be submitted in a Petition for Variance to Academic Services for approval 24 hours prior to the end of the add/drop period.


Payment Methods

Payments to the ADSM Bursar are accepted in the following forms:


  • Cash in UAE Dirhams (AED) only;
  • Current dated AED check drawn on a UAE-located bank;
  • Bank draft in AED, payable to Abu Dhabi School of Management;
  • Debit cards and all major credit cards (card payments are subject to handling fees);
  • Cash deposits or direct transfers to National Bank of Abu Dhabi:

Account Number: 6202533434
Swift Code: NBADAEAAKHF
IBAN: AE090350000006202533434


Please ensure that your name and ADSM Student ID Number are clearly marked on all payment documents, and is spelled as written in your passport.

To ensure timely processing, please email the transfer confirmation and/or the bank deposit slip to the Bursar’s Office at bursarsoffice@adsm.ac.ae.

Late Payment Penalties

Students who have not settled their accounts by the semester payment due date will be assessed an AED 1,000 late fee, and may be denied course registration and add/drop privileges, and/or withdrawn from courses.

Students who fail to meet their financial obligations to ADSM are not entitled to receive a diploma or official transcript, and are not entitled to the use of academic, administrative, and auxiliary services, and facilities. Unpaid accounts will be referred for collection action, with the cost of collection to be borne by the student.

Late payment penalty appeals should be directed via e-mail to the Bursar’s Office within 10 days of receiving notification that the penalty has been imposed.

Financial Aid

ADSM is committed to educating highly qualified students from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage students to apply for financial aid. Applying for financial aid does not affect an applicant’s chances of being admitted to the School.

As detailed below, limited need-based grants and merit-based scholarships are offered on a competitive basis. ADSM also offers financing options, including parent loans and a payment plan, to help cover all or a portion of education costs. It is possible to draw on a combination of programs to meet college expenses.

Financial Grants - New students may apply for a financial grant upon demonstration of financial need and achievement of a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher out of a 4.0 scales, or equivalent, in the final 3 years of secondary education.

Merit Scholarships - New students who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher out of a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, in the final year of secondary education shall be eligible for receiving a merit scholarship of 10% of tuition fees.

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