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Medical School Admission - Recognized Secondary School Certificates

RAKMHSU - Awarded Certificates

The minimum admission requirements in RAKMHSU Best Medical Schools, Colleges, Universities depend on the applicant's type of secondary education program and certificate. RAKMHSU recognizes secondary school certificates awarded by Ministry of Education and by private 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.

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.

UAE Board:

For MBBS & BDS: Aggregate of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th grade or UAE National General Secondary School Examination (NGSSE) or its equivalent with minimum of 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually.

For B.Pharm & BSN: Aggregate of 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th grade or UAE National General Secondary School Examination (NGSSE) or its equivalent with minimum of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually.

American High School Diploma:

An aggregate score of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology is required. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is mandatory.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:

Must have completed any six courses including Biology and Physics or Biology and Chemistry at the higher level and three at standard level, with a score of atleast 25.

Pakistani Board/s Certificates:

Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Part 1 and Part 2 total) with min 60% in each of these courses.

Indian Board/s Certificates:

For MBBS & BDS: All India Senior School Certificate / CBSE XII Std with 75% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Biology scores with at least 60% in each of these three courses.
For Indian State Board Examinations 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Biology with at least 70% in each of these three courses is required.
For B.Pharm & B.Sc Nursing: CBSE XII Std with 65% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Biology with at least 60% in each of these courses.
For Indian State Board Examinations 70% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Biology with at least 60% in each of these courses is required. (Admission Criteria for CBSE and Pakistan Boards are the same for all programs)
Iranian Certificate: Completion of Pre-University year required (Grade 12) with Physics,Chemistry and Biology subjects.

IGCSE, GCSE, GCE / British Curriculum:

a. Students applying for the MBBS/BDS programs must have completed at least four Advanced Supplementary or AS level OR two AS and one A level OR two A levels with at least 'C' grade after having completed 5 IGCSE/GCSE or O levels with minimum grade of 'C' in O level courses.

b. Only courses classified as academic will be considered for admission. Courses must include Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least th two of them including Biology at the AS level/A level.
NOTE: Attestations & Equivalency Certificate mandatory prior to admission:

a. Prior to admission, all students who studied foreign curriculum in UAE must produce the Equivalency Certificate from the Ministry of Education of the emirate in which studied. To obtain the same, students should visit the Ministry of Education and submit their Arabic and Islamic results for the grades 10, 11 and 12(For Muslims).

b. For students who studied foreign curriculum in UAE, attestation(official seal & stamp) of certificates grade 10 onwards until grade 12 by Ministry of Education is also mandatory.

c. Students who studied foreign curriculum outside UAE, must obtain attestation( official seal & stamp) of school grade sheets, 10th grade upwards until 12th by Ministry of Education in the country of study and UAE consulate in that country.

English language requirements for MBBS Program:

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 Academic IELTS score of 6 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1400 - 1525 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 52 OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 50-57 is required for entry to MBBS program.

English language requirements for BDS, B.Pharm, BSN, & RN-BSN programs:

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.

English Language Requirements For Masters Programs:

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