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Classes starting September 2024
3 semester (9 Months) Certificate Program




A comprehensive three semesters program, lasting nine months, designed to equip students with the knowledge, training and skill needed for securing admissions in medical education. The students can pursue studies in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedical, nursing, healthcare management programs at Gulf Medical University or any other International Medical Programs “In English’’ offered in Europe, US, China, India and other countries.



Benefits of the Program


  • Students aspiring and aiming to be a healthcare professional.
  • Students pursuing careers in international medicine in the US, China, Korea, India, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. International programs that may need a year of medical foundation training can improve applicants’ chances of being admitted.
    (Students who apply to UAE universities must complete and meet the MOE, UAE admissions requirements).


On Completion of this Program


  • Granted a Gulf Medical University International Medical Foundation Program certificate.
  • Preparation for GMU admission interviews, the UCAT exam (UK), and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).


Students seeking admission to GMU Medical Programs through this should score in their 12th grade a minimum of


  • 90% for Medicine program (MD) or equivalent
  • 85% for Dentistry and Pharmacy or equivalent
  • 70% for other programs or equivalent



  • Full-time program delivered by dedicated faculty in the state-of-the-art GMU facilities.
  • Enjoying a university life environment, and engaging in health profession education activities with GMU students.
  • Hospital volunteering and community engagement activities and firsthand experience of being a doctor or a healthcare professional.
  • Students will benefit from a personalized study plan, mentoring, and career advising services.
  • Students will receive a Basic Life Support (BLS) course and certify them as BLS providers.
  • Introduction to research in GMU research instituties.



Students are required to fulfill the following minimum criteria:


  • Students with evidence of completing 12 years of schooling or an equivalent qualification (National or International).
  • IELTS academic 5.5 score overall or clearing the GMU English proficiency test.



The fee structure for the offered program for the academic year of 2024-25 is provided below


The below mentioned tuition fee does not includes 5% VAT, hostel and visa charges.


International Medical Foundation Program

Tuition Fee / Term

Semester 1 AED 16,000 (If paid semester wise)
Semester 2 AED 16,000 (If paid semester wise)
Semester 3 AED 16,000 (If paid semester wise)

Total 3 Semester (9 Months) Certificate Program

Total AED 48,000


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