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The final administration of CEPA-English (2nd attempt) will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Registration will begin on Thursday, March 26, 2015 and end on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Applicants who have completed the online application process (if the required documents including a photograph are not uploaded, the application is not considered complete) will receive a link on their student portal to register for the CEPA-English exam. If a student fails to complete an online application or register for the exam before the deadline, he/she will lose the opportunity to sit for the 2nd attempt. For more information, students must contact the NAPO staff member who is in charge of their school/education zone.

Established in 1996, the National Admissions & Placement Office (NAPO) is responsible for processing applications from Emirati and mother national secondary school graduates for admission to the following institutions of higher education located in the UAE:

   • United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
   • Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)
   • Zayed University (ZU)
   • Institute of Applied Technology (IAT)
      - Abu Dhabi Polytechnic (AD Poly)
      - Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS)
   • Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI)
   • Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE)
   • Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR)

Emirati students with high GSC scores are eligible for a scholarship to study abroad under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE.
Please make sure to fill in the on-line application at as soon as possible not to lose the chance to study at UAEU, HCT, ZU, IAT, ADVETI, ECAE, KUSTAR or scholarship and sit for the CEPA-English exam, which is one of the admission requirements.

In academic year 2014/2015, each student is allowed to take CEPA-English twice – on March 7, 2015, and May 9, 2015. In order to sit for the CEPA-English to be administered on March 7, 2015, you have to fill in the on-line application and submit the required documents (your photo is mandatory) before February 18, 2015.

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