Admission Criteria for Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • General Admission Requirements

    RAKMHSU admission policy is based on student academic achievement in the secondary school certificate or its equivalent, and English language proficiency, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age or national origin.

    Admission Procedures

    Admissions to B.Pharm Program of RAKMHSU shall be competitive and will be based entirely on the scores in the UAE National General Secondary School Examination (NGSSE)/ Grade 12 or its equivalent.

    Minimum Eligibility for admissions to B.Pharm:

    Aggregate of 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th standard marks of UAE NGSSE with minimum of 60% each in Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually.

    Proficiency in English:

    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 1100 - 1225 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 41 OR City & Guilds IESOL Test score of B1/B2 Borderline OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 36-41 is required.

    This will be common for all the health sciences programs. The students may appear for TOEFL in their country or in any recognized centre in UAE. RAKMHSU runs English language program through English Language Centre and is entitled to conduct Institutional TOEFL. Any student who wish to enroll in any of the RAKMHSU programs, but could not appear for TOEFL in his/her own country, can be benefited with the services of English Language Centre. The grades awarded in the institutional TOEFL conducted RAKMHSU OR Direct TOEFL offices at Abu-Dhabi & Dubai are acceptable.

    Note:

    Students securing between 450-500 in TOEFL (between 4.5-5 in IELTS) may be admitted provisionally to the first semester of B.Pharm. after examining individual cases and number of attempts by the student. Such students will be provisionally admitted with a deadline to clear TOEFL/IELTS before the end of the first semester. Such students will progress to the second semester only after obtaining minimum score of 500 in TOEFL/5 in IELTS. If not, their admission will be cancelled and they will not be registered for the second semester of the program.

    Academic Criteria:

    Admission to all programs is based entirely on merit. Admissions are open to students of all nationalities.

    Note: Admission requirements/equivalencies for various 12th grade curricula are described below under section No: 1.3 titled 'Recognized Secondary School Certificates' please click here.

Admission Criteria for Masters (M.S) Programs
  • University General Admission Requirements

    RAK-MHSU admission policy is based on student academic achievement in the undergraduate program, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age or national origin.

    All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes shall become the property of RAK-MHSU and will not be returned, other than any original documents. If, for any reason, documents presented by the applicant are deemed fraudulent, RAK-MHSU reserves the right to expel the student without refund, or prior notice at any time during the study period.

    Academic and Practice Requirements

    Admissions to master programs of RAK-MHSU shall be competitive and will be based on the scores in the corresponding RAKMHSU Bachelors program or its equivalent. Course by course review of the baccalaureate transcript will be done for students applying from other universities besides RAKMHSU to check whether prerequisite courses were completed in the baccalaureate program.

    Minimum Eligibility for Masters:

    • Minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in B. Pharm of RAK-MHSU or their equivalent undergraduate program in the required discipline.

    Proficiency in English Requirements

    (a) 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 OR Academic IELTS score of 6 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1400 – 1525 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 52 OR City & Guilds IESOL Test score of B2 OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 50-57 is accepted for entry to graduate programs

    RAK-MHSU runs English language programs through its English Language Centre and is approved to conduct Institutional TOEFL. Any student who wishes to enroll in any of the RAKMHSU programs, but could not appear for TOEFL in his/her own country, can benefit with the services of the English Language Centre. The grades awarded in the Institutional TOFEL conducted at any place other than RAK-MHSU are not acceptable for admission to RAK-MHSU Master's programs.

    (b) Exceptions to the Proficiency in English requirements

    • A 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;
    • An applicant with an undergraduate qualification from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the Paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Commission, at the time of admission to his/her undergraduate program.