Bachelor of Medicine in Dubai Universities, Admission Requirements



Several universities in Dubai offer Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery. The admission requirement for this tough course depend on rules for a specific university.

We are going to provide admission requirements for Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery for top universities in Dubai


Applicants shall meet all criteria for undergraduate admission as laid down in the Standards (2007) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE.

The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of education in school and passed courses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Higher Secondary School.

Students who complete their secondary school education as per UK curriculum must have completed at least two of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) in ‘AS’ levels or ‘A’ levels provided they have passed in all the three subjects in their ‘O’ levels. The minimum grade required is ‘C’ at AS level in Chemistry, Biology or Physics

The applicant must have secured a minimum of 80% marks as per U.A.E. Secondary School education standards or its equivalent in each of the three science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

A score of at least 25 of IB (International Baccalaureate) and for holders of American Diploma a minimum score of 80% is required in addition to a SAT II score of at least 550 in Biology.

An aggregate score of 75% of Pakistan Board, 80% of Indian State Board and 75% of Indian Central Board while the minimum score of 70% in each subject of Biology, Physics and Chemistry is required.

The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission and cannot be more than 28 years of age.

The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English and Sciences terminology.

The applicant must have completed a course in English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (173 CBT, 61 IBT) or its equivalent in a standardized English language test, such as 5.0 IELTS.

The applicant shall appear for a personal interview before the GMU Admissions Committee.

The Admissions Committee shall evaluate all applicants for both cognitive and noncognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study.

Applicants shall submit all academic documents and official transcripts / credits / grades / marks duly attested by the Ministry of Education, U.A.E. and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.A.E. or U.A.E. Embassy in their country on admission into the program.

Students of Indian nationality are required to obtain an “Eligibility Certificate” from the Medical Council/Dental Council/Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi before they seek admission into the Gulf Medical University.

On admission, the student shall submit a copy of the birth certificate or proof of age, passport, and a copy of UAE nationality ID (Khulasat Al-Kayd), a Certificate of Good Conduct. A medical fitness certificate including blood test results, six recent color photographs, a written pledge by the applicant agreeing to comply with University rules and regulations, the application form duly filled up with complete details, a receipt for payment of a non-refundable fee towards admission.


To enroll in an undergraduate degree program you will need to meet the University’s minimum academic and English language requirements. In some cases, you are able to apply for advanced standing, which can provide exemptions on the basis of work you have already completed at another recognised post-secondary institution. Once enrolled, you can also sit for challenge tests to obtain exemptions from certain foundation level subjects.

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Academic Requirements

The minimum academic entry requirements and admission criteria for UOWD depend upon the type of high school studies program you have followed. The minimum requirements based on the most common high school systems are outlined below:

Country Qualification Direct Entry Probation Entry*
Australia Australian Tertiary Admission Rank 75 65
Bahrain Tawjihiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 70% 60%
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate 60% or GPA 3.5/5.0 50% or GPA 3.0/5.0
Canada Canadian High School Diploma Average “C”(GPA 2.5/4.0) Average of
“C-” (GPA 2.3/4.0)
Egypt General Secondary Education School Certificate- GSEC 70% 60%
India All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CBSE) 55% 50%
India State Board Examinations 65% 60%
India Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE 55% 50%
Iran Pre University Diploma Certificate and Diploma 13 12
Iraq Sixth Form Baccalaureat 70% 60%
Kenya Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade “C+” Grade “C”
Nigeria Senior School Certificate Examination WAECO/NECO Minimum 3 “B” and 4 “C” Minimum of 7 subjects with no more than 1 “Pass”
Kuwait Kuwaiti Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al A’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 70% 60%
Oman Omani High School Certificate 70% 60%
Pakistan Pakistani Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% 40%
Qatar Secondary School Certificate 70% 60%
CIS Countries Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education after yr11) Average 3.5/5 Average 3/5
Saudi Arabia Saudi Secondary School Leaving Certificate 70% 60%
Sri Lanka Ordinary (O) Levels, AS Levels and/or A Levels-with at least 7 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects Minimum three B grades and four C grades Minimum of seven subjects with at least six “C” grades
Syria Baccalaureat /Al Shahada Al Thanawiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 65% 55%
UAE** Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 70% 60%
UAE** Post Secondary Diploma GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA of 2.30 out of 4.0
UK Combination of 7 subjects of: Ordinary (O) Levels/ GCE/GCSE/IGCSE,
AS Levels or and/or
A Levels
Minimum three B grades and four C grades Combination of seven subjects at a minimum of grade C in O Levels/GCE/GCSE/IGCSE, a minimum of grade D in AS Levels and a minimum of grade E in A Levels
USA American High School Diploma Overall average of grade C (70% or 2.5/4.0) Overall average of “C-” (60% or GPA 2.3/4.0)
Worldwide International Baccalaureate Diploma 26 Points 24 Points
Worldwide International Baccalaureate Certificate 27 Points 25 Points



The UAE High School Certificate or its equivalent is required with an average score of 60% or more (an average of 70% or more is required for entry into some of the academic programs; see the Program Specific Requirements section for more information).

A High School Certificate obtained abroad must be processed in accordance with decrees No. 200/2004 and 312 /2004 of His Excellency the Minister of Education UAE, as follows:


Broadly, a holder of the National High School Certificate of a foreign country is eligible for admission if:

The certificate is valid for admission to a public university of the Country in which it was issued

The certificate was obtained on completion of at least 11 years of schooling

The certificate includes at least six (6) subjects covering the four core fields of: Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, and the Social Sciences & Humanities or Arts

A holder of High School Certificates from any country that has two levels of High School Certificate must submit the higher level of certificate

English Proficiency Requirements

All undergraduate academic programs at Canadian University Dubai have an English proficiency requirement. Students are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency, such as TOEFL (minimum score of PBT500/173 CBT/61 iBT), IELTS (minimum band 5.0) an equivalent standardized English language test that is internationally recognized.


We offer a convenient on campus Institutional TOEFL assessment service for all prospective and currently enrolled students. The Institutional TOEFL test assesses a students’ proficiency level in three different skills — reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and structure and written expression. Tests are carried out on a regular basis and dates are published in advance on our website. Students may also obtain additional information on pricing, timings and apply for the test through the Registration Department. For more information and test schedule please check TOEFL test dates


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year.

IELTS results are recognized by more than 9,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world. IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.


Canadian University Dubai is working with leading IELTS Test Centre in UAE, the Center for Examination Services (CES), to provide IELTS registration, testing and preparation course here at the CUD campus.


For more information check IELTS

For IELTS test schedule please check IELTS Schedule