Advanced Science Program (ASP)


ASP is an academically rigorous program, developed and led by educational professionals, that targets selected high-achieving students. It is specifically designed to develop and nurture the scientists and engineers needed to lead and sustain the future development of the UAE economy. It focuses on Mathematics and Science, together with inquiry-based laboratory experiments to enhance analytical, logical thinking, and writing skills as well as practical problem-solving.​
The Applied Technology High School offers the Advanced Science Program starting from Grade 09 to Grade 12 in collaboration with the higher education institutions in UAE including Khalifa University of Science and Technology and other institutions. The central intended outcome of the ASP program is to ensure that students will succeed in the demanding AP examinations set and administered by the American Educational Testing Services (ETS). Success in these examinations may in turn provide an exemption from first-year university courses.​

Program Objectives​

The Advanced Science Program prepares national cadres for undergraduate and post-graduate studies, not only to pass the foundational year, but also to achieve the highest scores among their peers. The program also prepares students for early engagement in scientific research in collaboration with higher education institutions. This familiarizes students with the university experience along with the university’s facilities while strengthening relationships with professors prior to enrolment. It also enhances the scientific research culture among youth and promotes the importance of research and development in supporting the knowledge economy to which the United Arab Emirates aspires.​

Program Benefits​

  • Qualification for direct admission in local and international universities
  • Qualification for competitive foreign missions