Policy and General Admission Requirements

Policy

  1. GMU shall provide admission equally to all students irrespective of their national origin, colour gender, religion or disability, to all the rights, privileges, activities and programs offered by the university.
  2. GMU shall comply all the directives of Ministry of Education (MoE) regarding limitations (caps) on total enrolment or enrolment in specified programs.
  3. All admission policies and criteria for admission are consistent with the GMU mission and the goals of its programs. These policies are clearly defined, applied to all students equally, and are published in relevant documents including the Student Handbook, Catalog and on the GMU website.
  4. GMU shall admit candidates who are experiencing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) as per the GMU admission policy for students with determination.
  5. GMU does not compromise its admissions standards or academic progress policies to achieve a desired enrolment.

Timelines for Undergraduate and Graduate programs for AY2021-22

Applications / Admission process Open November 15, 2020
Application acceptance and Interview starts January 15, 2021
Admission offers within 3 weeks after interview
Applications close August 15, 2021
Admissions close 3 weeks after commencement of the program

Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) for Licensure and Accreditation published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • The Applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of education in school and passed subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Science programs and commerce subjects preferable for Management program in the Higher Secondary Examination
  • All UAE Nationals who are graduates of the National Service Program shall be treated equal to the High School graduates in the year in which they have graduated the National Service Program.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as applicable Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT) 1100, TOEFL 500 (173 CBT, 61 iBT), IELTS Academic 5.0, or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE. English Proficiency minimum requirement is mandatory before registration.
  • All conditional basis admissions are required to fulfill all admission requirements including Arabic proficiency and Equivalency certification. Failing which, the admission shall be on hold or not progressed further from first semester.
  • The applicant will be required to appear for an admission test and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) test followed by a personal interview before the GMU Admission Committee.
  • The Admissions Committee evaluates all applicants for both cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study. The decision of the Admission Committee shall be final and binding.

Required Documents:

  • High School Transcript of Grades 10, 11 & 12 Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics & English.
  • Equivalency Certificate from the Ministry of Education, UAE
  • Passport copy and Emirates ID Card (if UAE Resident)
  • Valid English Proficiency Score sheet (EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL etc.)
  • Passport-size Photographs x 10
  • The UAE Nationals shall submit a copy of UAE nationality ID (Khulasat Al-Kayd) and family card with identification number
  • Good Conduct Certificate
  • Medical Fitness Certificate

Admission Requirements for Specific Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

General Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • Applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited school in the UAE or a graduate of an IMED-listed medical school outside the UAE or a graduate of an Allied Health Sciences Program as applicable with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent.
  • The University shall require the submission of official transcripts of credit/s earned from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
  • Preferable valid license to practice issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD for the MPT / MDS/ MLS programs
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic. A minimum score of Emsat (1400-1525), 550 TOEFL (213 CBT, 79 iBT), 6.0 IELTS Academic, or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE with the following exceptions:
    • Native speaker of English who has completed his / her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language.

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • A student with a recognized baccalaureate degree and a minimum score of Emsat (1250-1375), 530 TOEFL (197 CBT, 71 iBT), 5.5 IELTS Academic, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE may be admitted conditionally to a Master’s program. Such student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal from the program:
    • The student must achieve a TOEFL score of 550 or its equivalent by the end of the first semester.
    • The student may be allowed to take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English course
    • The student must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses taken for the Master’s program.
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 to 2.9 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is allowed take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission and
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program to progress to second semester or be subject to dismissal.
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 to 2.4 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is required to successfully complete a maximum of nine graduate-level credit hours as remedial preparation for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of remedial courses in order to be admitted to the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

Required Documents:

  • Recognized baccalaureate degree and transcripts attested from the Ministry of Education, UAE
  • Passport copy and Emirates ID Card (if UAE Resident- Family book)
  • Valid English Proficiency Score sheet (EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL etc.) or evidence of undergraduate medium of instruction
  • Passport-size Photographs x 5
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Relevant academic or professional experience certificates if any

Admission Requirements for Specific Master Programs

Postgraduate Programs

Appeals and Complaints:

  • To initiate an appeal against the admission decision, the applicant shall submit a signed letter or mail to the Admission Department, within 2 working days with additional information/evidence that has not been submitted originally.
  • The Admissions Committee shall assess the appeal based on the additional evidence provided.
  • The applicant shall be informed by the Admission Department if the request is approved or not within 7 working days from the date of submission.