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Welcome to the Emirates Flight Training Academy

Wherever you come from, the Emirates Flight Training Academy welcomes you to take the next steps to become one of the future's leading pilots. Interested international applicants, as well as UAE residents, can take advantage of competitive tuition fees for the two-year training period, which also cover training materials, accommodation, dining, and uniforms, amongst other expenses.

Applications are reviewed continuously, and new students are taken in every other month.

Admissions Process (Non-UAE Nationals)

  • Non-UAE national candidates can complete the online application by clicking the Apply button at the top of this page.
  • Your application will be reviewed by our Admissions team and you will be updated on the status of your application at every step.
  • Find out more about our Admissions Process.

Admission requirements (Non-UAE Nationals)

  • You must be 17-26 years old.
  • You need to be at least 160cm in height and medically fit.
  • You must have completed secondary education (high school) with passes in English, Maths and Physics.
  • Your English language proficiency must meet or exceed TOEFL 510 or 5.5 per element for IELTS or iBT 65.
  • You have to be eligible for a UAE student visa.

Course fees

ATPL Course Fees

  • The course training fee is USD 181,650 including 5% VAT.
  • The training fee includes the full training programme, training materials, student visa, accommodation, uniform and three daily meals for the entire training period. The fee excludes medical insurance.
  • EFTA will sponsor the student visa for the entire training period.
  • Once you complete the training, you will obtain an ATPL course completion certificate and Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) course completion certificate from EFTA, and a Commercial Pilot License with Multi Instrument Rating (CPL/Multi IR) approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE.
  • The license is not associated with a degree and is a standalone flying license.

UAE National Cadet Pilot Programme

  • We are looking for young, ambitious UAE Nationals to join the National Cadet pilot programme and become world-class pilots.
  • UAE National candidates may have the opportunity to be selected for a fully sponsored pilot training programme.
  • Find out more about the admissions requirements for UAE Nationals interested in applying for the National Cadet Pilot Programme

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