FAQ

Admission process is initiated in the month of November for each academic year (Aug – Sep).  Once the allotted seats are filled, admissions will be closed.

It depends on the curriculum you are studying; but the general criteria set a minimum of 90% for Medicine, 85% for Dentistry and Pharmacy and 70% in all the other programs. Completion of science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) is mandatory (Criteria for other curriculum (British, American, Nigerian etc.) will be translated accordingly)

All have to complete English proficiency (EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL) irrespective of nationality. Only native speakers are exempted. Those students without English requirement shall be on conditional admission and will not progress to second semester.

Only applicants who studied the American curriculum are required to take the SAT Maths for equivalency certificate and SAT II Biology (SAT – Molecular) and must obtain a minimum score of 550 enable to qualify for Medicine.

Applicants have to apply online in our official website at www.gmu.ac.ae; and start the admissions process completing the application form. An application fee of AED 200 (non-refundable) is mandatory for submitting your application. Non-refundable evaluation fee is also required to be paid before interview

In case you find difficulty in uploading the documents you may, however, directly send us scanned copy of your documents through email.

Upon receipt of your application with your documents, the same will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for evaluation; if found eligible, you will be informed by mail from the admission officer of the next admission step. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified accordingly.

A conduct certificate or Good Moral Character Certificate is a letter from your school certifying or declaring your attitude as a student. Some schools may call it testimonials or character reference letter. You may ask your teachers / principals / counselors to issue the letter for college / higher education application purposes.

Once evaluated eligible, you may now proceed for the Admission test for Medicine/Dentistry and Pharmacy programs and MMI and Personal interview for other Health science programs. All eligible applicants shall take the Admission test. Admissions test includes MCQ’s from Biology. Chemistry, Physics and Maths from portions of Grade 10,11 and 12. Following which Multiple Mini Interview and personal Interview are conducted. Applicant shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude covering various stations on online.

GMU provides merit discounts for first year. Please review details on the website https://gmu.ac.ae/scholarships/

Not recommended. But selection is done on conditional basis and applicant is given time to complete the English requirement. Applicant is required to complete the English requirement before registration.

Applicants are advised to register for the IBT (Internet based) TOEFL in any accredited TOEFL center in UAE or your home country; IELTS examination with the British Council testing center. GMU is also the testing center where you can register for IELTS.

EmSAT examinations are conducted in the UAE Ministry schools and colleges.

ESOL and TOEFL (PTE) are not accepted.

Admissions for all programs are annual entry starting FALL (September). But we do open admissions in Spring (January) for certain programs like Pharmacy / Healthcare Management.

Admissions test includes Part 1: MCQ’s from Biology. Chemistry, Physics and Maths from portions of Grade 10,11 and 12.

Few reference portions: Biology: all body systems like Respiratory , Reproductive etc. and their functions,  Heredity Evolution, Environment etc.; Chemistry: Reactions, Carbon compounds, Elements etc.; Physics: Electricity, Light, sources of energy, magnetic current etc..

Part 2: Multiple mini interview evaluates mainly in the domains of honesty, professionalism, communication skill, problem-solving skill, cultural diversity, ethical issues, health problems faced etc.

(Sample test  – A 12-year old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness He asked the doctor about his illness. His parents requested the doctor not to tell him the bad news. What should the doctor do in this situation?)

After the interview, you will be notified by receiving an email about the result of the assessment test. Successful applicants will be given a Provisional Offer Letter and Acceptance Form wherein you have to comply with rest of the admission requirements.

Upon receipt of the Provisional Offer Letter, you will be given a minimum of 2 -4 weeks’ time to pay the tuition fees.

No. Policy states (as mentioned in the application form) a one-time payment option for all the programs. However, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Biomedical and Healthcare Management applicants have merit discounts and also instalments facility. No instalment or discounts is offered in Medicine program.

An Equivalency Certificate is a document issued by the Ministry of Education (UAE) for local and international students who will pursue their higher education (College or University). This is an equalization of the student’s academic curriculum against UAE educational system. Students who studied abroad and some of the private school students in the UAE are required to obtain this document. Students may apply for the equivalency certificate in the Ministry of Education (UAE) after the attestation of their transcripts.

Students who studied under UAE Government Schools are exempted from obtaining this document.

Only transcripts / mark sheets are required to be attested.

(a.) Applicants  studied abroad are advised to get their attestation from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy of the country where they studied high school.

In UAE, students from outside the country are required attest their original school documents from Ministry of Foreign Affairs before submitting their application to the Ministry of Education in UAE.

(b.) Applicants from UAE are advised to get their attestation from the Ministry of Education (according to respective educational zones).

For the transfer, applicant is required to send the high school certificate, official transcripts   of the courses completed and the course content or syllabi of the courses completed in the previous Institution for evaluation. The applicant is required to apply online for transfer.

Yes. GMU do provide visas  as per the rules of the Ministry regulations.  Students under GMU visa (or whosever sponsorship) are not permitted to work.

We have a hostel facility (located outside the GMU campus) for both male and female separately with free transport to and from the campus. Hostel provides full time Warden, security and Wifi facilities.

Yes. However, transportation services are outsourced and services provided to Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Students are required to fill in the request and submit to the Transport department. Contact:  Mr. Nasrullah – 0543637999 (Sharjah/ Ajman / RAK) I Mr. Faizal -0563141269 (DUBAT)

Hostel Students are provided with transportation free to and from the university.

During summer/winter break we do provide airport pickup and drop for the registered enrolled students.

Students are advised to complete their admission requirement on or before August 15 or    two weeks before the commencement of classes.

Commencement of classes is usually in the last week of August or first week of September for every academic year. Confirmation of the date will be informed accordingly.

Credentials should be submitted in English but in certain cases initially Arabic documents can also be accepted but in the later stage legal English translation should also be provided.

Thumbay hospitals provide treatment to GMU students. GMU students are provided discounted rates at Thumbay Hospitals. Students are required to submit their ID cards on visit

Food facility

A multi-cuisine restaurant chain, Thumbay Food court and Blends and Brews Coffee Shoppe are part of the Leisure & Hospitality Division of the Thumbay Group, U.A.E. The flagship outlet is located next to Gulf Medical University campus, Ajman with a spacious seating capacity. Special packages are available for GMU students and delivery is provided to hostel students. Facility provided to all our students with discounted rates.

Parking facilities

GMU has separate parking facilities for Male and Female students. Parking facilities are provided even during summer break upon approval from Student Affairs.

Wellness facility

Body & Soul Health Clubs & Spas an International chain of Health Clubs with branches in Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai is the next generation of Health Clubs, where personal service exceeds that of a five star hotel and where member expectations are surpassed. Our well-appointed Clubs and Spas offer truly state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that cater to all age groups and interests. Sports complex and play grounds available. This facility is offered to GMU students with special offers on memberships.

GMU students have medical facilities provided at Thumbay hospitals and clinics in region at discounted rates.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs Department enables an inclusive, nurturing, engaging, and motivating environment that fosters students’ academic success and personal growth. You can get all details of activities on the link as https://gmu.ac.ae/office-student-affair/