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Admission criteria for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program

The minimum admission requirement depends on the applicant's type of secondary school education certificate. RAKMHSU recognizes certificates from higher secondary schools affiliated to Ministry of Education-UAE and also recognizes certificates from higher 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 scores.

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.

For MBBS Degree Program:

1. Admissions General Requirements

  1. An EmSAT score of 800 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, the international students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
  2. An EmSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent, plus scores of 900 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics). In the case that EmSAT scores in Mathematics and two science subjects are not available, a candidate shall sit an equivalent Admission/Entrance Exam designed by the College which includes Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
  3. Passing a personal interview set by the College in addition to other conditions of admission set by the university.

1.2 English language requirements for MBBS program: An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.

(TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test OR 61 in internet based test OR Academic IELTS score of 5)

Please note that the validity of TOEFL paper based test & IELTS is two years only and for Emsat English score is 18 months and these scores should be valid at the time of registration to any of our programs (Sept 1) when the new academic year begins.

2. Country Wise Curriculum Requirements:

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.

2.1 UAE Curriculum:

A minimum High School Average of 90% for Advanced Track or 85% for Elite Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required with no admission of General Track applicants.

2.2 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.

2.3 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.

2.4 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).

2.5 Indian Curriculum:

All India Senior School Certificate XII std CBSE/ISCE exams with 75% aggregate can apply. However, preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

Indian State board: 80% aggregate can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

2.6 British Curriculum :

  1. Students applying for the MBBS programs must have completed at least two Advanced Supplementary of 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.

2.7 African Curriculum(WAEC/WASSCE etc)

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

2.8 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.