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Admissions Criteria

The minimum admission requirements in RAKMHSU Best Medical Schools, Colleges, Universities depend on the applicant’s type of secondary education program and certificate. RAKMHSU recognizes secondary school certificates awarded by Ministry of Education and by private secondary schools that are recognized by their host countries.

The University also accepts certificates awarded by recognized authorities of national and international boards.

Some countries award two levels of secondary school certificates, in which case, RAKMHSU will recognize the higher level certificate.

In all cases, only courses classified as academic or a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology are accepted for admission consideration and the calculation of the aggregate.

Examples of Secondary School Certificates:

The following is a list of certificates and the corresponding minimum levels of performance required for admission to RAKMHSU. These certificates and levels of achievement serve as guidelines for admission to RAKMHSU. However these are minimum eligibility requirements only and students with high merit are selected.

A. MBBS program-12th grade minimum marks requirements for different 12th grade curriculum:

To apply minimum aggregate of 90% in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admissions will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics in 12th or EmSAT.

Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 90% aggregate. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology (level 3) and Advanced Chemistry(level 3) or EmSAT.

English Language Requirements:Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 61 in internet based test or 173 in computer based test OR Academic IELTS score of 5 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score ofminimum 1100.

Amongst the applicants, the candidates in order of high merit will be called for interview.

NOTE: Admission requirements/equivalencies for various 12th grade foreign curriculum are shown below:

Examples of Foreign Higher Secondary School Certificates:

The following is a list of certificates and the corresponding minimum levels of performance required for admission to RAKMHSU programs. These certificates and levels of achievement serve as guidelines for admission to RAKMHSU programs.

American Curriculum:

    An aggregate score of 90% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is required. SAT in Math and English required to be completed in school for obtaining Equivalency Certificate.

International Baccalaureate:

    Must have completed any six courses including Biology and Chemistry/Physics at the higher level and obtain IB score of at least 26.

Pakistan Boards/Certificate:

    For MBBS: Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 75% can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics (Part 1 and Part 2 total).

Indian Curriculum:

    For MBBS : All India Senior School Certificate/CBSE XII Stdor State Board exams with 75% aggregate can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

British Curriculum :

  1. Students applying for the MBBS/BDS programs must have completed at least two Advanced Supplementary or AS level OR one A level in Biology with at least ‘B and above’ grade after having completed 5 IGCSE/GCSE or O levels with minimum grade of ‘B and above’ in O level courses.
  2. Only courses classified as academic will be considered for admission. Courses must include Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least two of them including Biology at the AS level/A level.

African Curriculum :(WAEC/WASSCE etc)

    A & B combination of grades in 12th gradesin Biology and Chemistry can be considered. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Canadian Curriculum(Ontario/Alberta etc)

    An aggregate score of 85% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Applicants from any other foreign educational curriculum not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate equivalent to UAE curriculum 90% as per International Conversion Table of World Education Standards.

For BDS & B.Pharm Programs:

UAE GSEC:

    An aggregate of 85% in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics or EMSAT score whichever is higher.
    Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 85% aggregate. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology(level 3) and Advanced Chemistry( level 3) or EMSAT score whichever is higher.

Foreign 12th grade Curriculum Equivalencies:

Indian Curriculum:

    All India Senior School Certificate/CBSE XII Std or State Board with 70% aggregate can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

Pakistan Board:

    Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 70% can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics (Part 1 and Part 2 total).

American Curriculum:

    An aggregate score of 85% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is required.

British Curriculum :

  1. Students applying for the MBBS/BDS programs must have completed at least two Advanced Supplementary or AS level OR one A level in Biology with at least ‘C and above’ grade after having completed 5 IGCSE/GCSE or O levels with minimum grade of ‘C and above’ in O level courses.
  2. Only courses classified as academic will be considered for admission. Courses must include Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least two of them including Biology at the AS level/A level.

International Baccalaureate:

    Must have completed any six courses including Biology and Chemistry/Physics at the higher level and obtain IB score of at least 25.

African Curriculum :(WAEC/WASSCE etc)

    C grade & above combination of grades in 12th gradesin Biology and Chemistry can be considered. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Canadian Curriculum(Ontario/Alberta etc)

    An aggregate score of 80% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Applicants from any other foreign educational curriculum not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate equivalent to UAE curriculum 85 % as per International Conversion Table of World Education Standards.

Conditional Admissions for BDS & B.Pharm

Those who do not secure the above marks for Direct Admissions can be Conditionally Admitted by the Two Categories below:

  1. Those who secured between 70% and 85% for UAE curriculum and those who secured above 60% and below 70% for Indian & Pakistan Curriculum.
  2. Those with TOEFL between 450 but less than 500, EmSAT 950 but less than 1100 or between 4.5 and 5 in IELTS.
  3. Conditionally admitted students will take only GE courses upto (12 credit hours) in the first semester. On obtaining 2,5 GPA in semester one, student will proceed to second semester as a regular student. If not student will be academically dismissed.

For BSN program:

UAE GSEC:

    An aggregate of 70 % in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics or EMSAT score whichever is higher.
    Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 70% aggregate. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology(level 3) and Advanced Chemistry( level 3) or EMSAT score whichever is higher.

American Curriculum:

    An aggregate score of 70% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is required.

Pakistan Boards/Certificate:

    For MBBS: Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 55% can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics (Part 1 and Part 2 total).

Indian Curriculum:

    For MBBS : All India Senior School Certificate/CBSE XII Std or State Board exams with 55% aggregate can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

Applicants from any other foreign educational curriculum not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate equivalent to UAE curriculum 70 % as per International Conversion Table of World Education Standards.

For BSN as seats have been full with students obtaining 70% and above, Conditional Admission was applied ONLY for those not meeting English Language requirements. That is those with TOEFL between 450 but less than 500, EmSAT 950 but less than 1100 or between 4.5 and 5 in IELTS.

UAE Nationals: Separate permission has been taken from CAA for UAE Nationals for one semester who were below English language requirement meeting provisional norms.

NOTE: Attestations & Equivalency Certificate mandatory prior to admission:

  1. Prior to admission, all students who studied foreign curriculum in UAE must produce the Equivalency Certificate from the Ministry of Education of the emirate in which studied. To obtain the same, students should visit the Ministry of Education and submit their Arabic and Islamic results for the grades 10, 11 and 12(For Muslims).
  2. For students who studied foreign curriculum in UAE, attestation (official seal & stamp) of certificates grade 10 onwards until grade 12 by Ministry of Education is also mandatory.
  3. Students who studied foreign curriculum outside UAE, must obtain attestation (official seal & stamp) of school grade sheets, 10th grade upwards until 12th by Ministry of Education in the country of study and UAE consulate in that country.
MBBS Admission procedure:

The following steps will be followed for admissions to the MBBS program for Sept 2020 session:

  1. From the online applications received, a call letter for interview will be issued to the highly meritorious amongst the fully qualified candidates for the interview which will be conducted on Google Meet. Admissions Committee consisting of Dean of the medical college & a panel of one or two Senior Faculty and Asst.Director-Admissions will conduct the interview.
  2. Grade 12 results are declared for various Boards of study in UAE at different timings in 3 phases-starting end of May, mid of June and first week of July. Therefore, interviews will be conducted from June onwards every week until seats are full.
  3. An admissions test will also be administered online that includes basic science courses- Biology, Chemistry & Physics.

  • The admission will be done as per the merit list and within the CAA Guidelines for admission.
  • Candidates who are selected for admission after the interview will receive the Admission Offer letter by email from the University within 2 days with a timeline for acceptance and confirmation by payment of fees. If the candidate is accepting the offer of admission, he/she must comply with all the requirements specified in the Admission Offer Letter including submission of required documents and payment of fee on or before the stipulated date mentioned in the Admission Offer Letter. If the candidate does not respond within the deadline mentioned, the admission offer automatically expires and the seat is allotted to the next candidate in the waiting list.
  • On compliance of the above including payment of requisite fee, the candidate will receive a registered student ID number on email and due intimation from the University regarding further details on the Freshman Orientation Program.
  • Applicants should strictly adhere to the deadlines indicated for admission, submit online applications on time and upload important document copies mentioned such as grade sheets/ transcripts, EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL scores etc and ensure application is fully completed before they click the submit button.
  • Once the seats are full, the remaining candidates who have qualified after interview will be waitlisted.
  • Waitlisted applicants and late applicants can be considered for admission if seats are still available for that program, within registration deadlines.
  • Admission of students are subject to the compliance of all requirements specified in the Admission Offer Letter.
  • All the documents submitted online by the candidates will be verified with the originals submitted by the candidates during admission and duly returned after verification as per CAA guidelines.
  • In case of non-compliance with any of the admission criteria/ false documentation submitted, the admission of the candidate will automatically stand cancelled.

The original documents to be submitted for verification by the candidate for verification are mentioned in the admissions offer.

RN-BSN Bridge Program – admission requirements:

Registered nurses who have completed Diploma in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing with 70% aggregate and 70% in Nursing courses, RN licensure from country of origin with 2 years clinical working experience can apply.

Conditional Admission for two categories: those between 65% -70% & also 4.5 to 5 IELTS & 950-1100 EmSAT& TOEFL 450-500.

Masters Programs ( MS Pharmacy & MSN) :

Direct Admission requirements: GPA of 3 on a 4 point scale and IELTS 6, EmSAT 1400 & TOEFL 550.

Exemption from English Test for those who studied undergraduate in UK,US,Australia, New Zealand

Conditional Admission: GPA of 2.5 and first semester should take 9 credits only and should get 3 GPA end of first semester.

Conditional Admission is suggested for those securing less than above English language requirement for one semester if they studied undergraduate in English.

Prospective students may fill in the online application form and attach all relevant documents and the fully qualified applicants will receive an offer letter with a deadline for payment remittance.

Masters programs in Nursing & Pharmacy aspirants may apply online and qualified students will be called for an interview/discussion with the Dean.

English language requirements for all Bachelor Degree Programs-MBBS, BDS,B.Pharm,BSN & RN-BSN Programs:

Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 61 in internet based test or 173 in computer based test OR Academic IELTS score of 5 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of minimum 1100.

English language requirements for Masters Programs:

Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 550 in paper-based test, 79 in internet based test or 213 in computer based test OR Academic IELTS score of 6 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of minimum1400 is required.

Conditional Admissions:

Conditional Admissions for academic programs will apply as per MOE directives as per Standards for Licensure & Accreditation 2019.

Note:

  • Students with 12th grade marksheet/grades more than 2 years old will not be given priority for admission.
  • The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate without assigning any reason.
  • The decision of the Admission Committee in the matters of admission is final.
  • The jurisdiction in respect of all legal matters in admission related matters will be at Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.