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Ras Al Khaimah offers a number of reputable universities and institutes – private and public – that are recognized worldwide. Amongst others, the more renowned universities include the Higher College of Technology, RAKMedical & HealthSciencesUniversity and the AmericanUniversity of Ras Al Khaimah
Higher College of Technology
This modern educational facility has been designed to foster a creative learning environment for its students and offers a wide variety of specialized academic programs at different levels, including a Master’s, Bachelor’s, Higher Diploma and Diploma. Academic disciplines include Business Administration, Applied Communication, Education, Engineering Technology and Computer & Information Sciences.
From a state-of-the-art Learning Centre for students and a studio that boasts world-class audio-visual equipment, to a centre fully equipped with educational resources, specialized laboratories and computer labs, HCT’s wide range of educational tools and services aim at providing a unique and rewarding learning experience that prepares its students for the challenges of global and local business environments.
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UAE Nationals who have completed the following requirements as prescribed in the HCT Admission Policy and Program Regulations, are eligible to apply for admission to the Higher College of Technology.
• The applicant must have passed the Government Secondary General School Certificate (GSC) with a minimum average of 70
• The applicant must have completed the Common Educational Placement Assessment (CEPA English) with a minimum of 150
• The applicant must have passed the Government Secondary General School Certificate (GSC) with a minimum average of 60
• The applicant must have completed the Common Educational Placement Assessment (CEPA English) with a minimum of 160
Applicants are required to submit evidence of eligibility to NAPO before being granted admission to HCT.
✓ Copy of a valid passport
✓ Copy of the Family Book
✓ Copy of the Emirates ID
✓ Copy of birth certificate
✓ Recent colour photos of the student
Program Placement Criteria
Bachelor of Applied Science Program
Applicants may enrol into a Bachelor of Applied Science program if they meet the general admission requirements and have achieved:
• CEPA English Test Score: 180, or
• IELTS (Academic Module): Band 5.0, or its equivalent
Each program may require additional program-specific admission criteria.
Other Eligibility Conditions
Successful completion of UGRU at a UAEUniversity or the Academic Bridge Program at the ZayedUniversitymakes students eligible for direct entry to an HCT Bachelor Program. Students with these qualifications are considered as ‘Non-current’ applicants.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programs
• The successful completion of the Math 2 Course, or its equivalent is an entrance prerequisite for all Engineering Technology programs
• For all other Bachelor Programs, Math 2 or its equivalent must be completed with a passing grade by the end of the first year of study
Applied Diploma Program
The Applied Diploma Programs shall be open to applicants who meet the general admission requirements and have achieved:
• CEPA English: 160 or
• A minimum of 55% in the Foundations Level 2 English Course
Applicants who meet the criteria for general admissions but do not meet the program placement criteria for the Bachelor of Applied Science Programs are enrolled into the Foundation Study Program. Enrolment into the Foundation Study Program will assist students to meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science Program.
|RAK Men’s College||RAK Women’s College|
RAK Medical & Health Sciences University
The RAK Medical & Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) provides distinctive medical education to produce competent doctors. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the UAE and is home to more than 1,100 students from 46 different nations. It was founded in 2006 by the RAK Human Development Foundation, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Chancellor of RAKMHSU.
The University offers a variety of programs:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Nursing
RAKMHSU obtained an initial accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE, while its Master’s Program in Pharmacy and Nursing, which is the first program of its kind in the state, has obtained final accreditation.
✓ Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – MBBS (5-year course + 1 year internship)
✓ Bachelor of Dental Surgery – BDS (5-year course + 1 year internship)
✓ Bachelor of Pharmacy – B. Pharm (4-year course)
✓Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BSN (4-year course)
✓ RN-BSN Bridge Program (2-year course with a full/part time option for registered nurses holding a Diploma in Nursing)
✓ Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacy – Specialty: Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics
✓ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
A 12th Grade UAE NGSSE minimum aggregate of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with at least 70% each, in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, individually.
Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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.
Registered nurses who have completed their Diploma in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing with a 70% aggregate and two years’ clinical working experience , and between 65% - 69% in the diploma with 3 – 7 years’ clinical working experience, in addition to RN licensure from their country of origin.
English Language Requirements
✓ One of the following English language tests is required for entry to an Undergraduate Program:
✓ TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 61 in internet-based test or 173 in computer-based test
✓ Academic IELTS score of 5
✓ Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 41
✓ Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) score range of 36-41
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree with minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in addition to RN licensure from country of origin with two years’ clinical working experience in the area of specialty.
Postgraduate Education in Pharmacy
- Doctor of Pharmacy
- Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy
- Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Master of Science in Pharmaceutics
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree with minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in addition to one of the following English language tests are required:
✓ TOEFL score of 550 in paper-based test, 79 in internet-based test or 213 in computer-based test
✓ Academic IELTS score of 6
✓ Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 52
✓ Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) score range of 50 – 57
- All the University’s programs have been fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation under the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.
- The University is listed in the Avicenna Directory (formerly WHO Directory) and the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) https://imed.faimer.org
-Studentsare required to submit their applications through the University’s website www.rakmhsu.com, and attach a copy of their high school grade sheet (final semester), a copy of their TOEFL / IELTS results and other required documents.
For more details, please visit http://www.rakmhsu.com/admissions/admission-bulletin.
Phone: +971 7 2222922 / +971 7 2269999
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) ensures that students receive the highest standard of education, and go out into the world as well-rounded individuals ready to be leaders in the workplace or in business, and as world citizens. AURAK was established in 2009, when HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, issued an orderto establish an institution of higher education that followed the American model entwined with indigenous culture.
AURAK is a public nonprofit independent co-education institution of Higher Education that provides an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on local indigenous culture. The American model of higher education ensures not only imparting skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and new ways of doing things, and thinking more critically about local and global issues.
Accredited Academic Programs
• Bachelor Degree Programs
AURAK offers 18 Bachelor Degree programs in the following Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Management and Engineering. All the programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. These programs are as follows:
|School of Arts and Sciences||School of Business||School of Engineering|
|Bachelor in English
||Bachelor in Accounting
Bachelor in Business Administration
Bachelor in Finance
Bachelor in HR Management
Bachelor in Marketing
The School, also, offers 2 sub-disciplines:
|Bachelor in Architectural Engineering
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor in Computer Engineering
Bachelor in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Bachelor in Computer Science
Bachelor in Electronic and Communication Engineering
Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor in Petroleum Engineering
• Graduate Programs
The following graduate programs are offered at AURAK:
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEEL)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science in Engineering Project Management (MEPM)
Documents Required for Admission and Enrollment
✓ Official & Attested Higher Secondary School Certificate / School Leaving Certificate
✓ Proof of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL paper 500/ IBT 61/ IELTS Academic 5.0 band / Cambridge – Advanced 41 / PTE A 36-41)
✓ Copy of valid passport
✓ Copy of Health Insurance Or Health Card
✓ Copy of valid Emirates ID (UAE Residents Only)
✓ Health History Form (Completed & Signed by a Physician)
✓ Birth Certificate
✓ Family Book (Locals Only)
✓ Four (4) recent passport-size photographs
✓ Letter of Exemption from the National Military Service (for male Emiratis aged between 18 and 30)
✓ Good Conduct Certificate