Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
 1. How does one reach Ras Al Khaimah?

Ras Al Khaimah is located 100km from Dubai and 80 Km from Sharjah which are well connected by air and road. One can reach Ras Al Khaimah within 50 minutes drive from Dubai airport and within 40 minutes from Sharjah airport, using Emirates Road.

  1. What are the programs offered by RAKCODS?

RAKCODS offers Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS), since September 2007. This program have been granted Accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE.

  1. Which University grants the degree?
RAKCODS is the Constituent College of RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, which runs four programs MBBS, BDS, B Pharm, and Nursing.
  1. Are the programs offered by RAKMHSU recognized?

Yes, all the programs offered by RAKMHSU have been granted Accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE.

  1. Is the Dental College degree internationally accepted?

RAK-MHSU has been granted Licensure and Accreditation for the BDS by Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE. Listed in IMED (International Medical Education Directory) http://imed.famer .org the programs would also be listed in WHO directory, on completion of the study program by the first batch.

  1. When the first batch of Doctors would graduate from RAKCODS?

The first batch would be in the market, as Doctors/Dentists in 2012

  1. Whether students can enroll for graduate programs in other countries after completing BDS and can they work in other countries?


  1.  Should one has to come down to RAK CODS Campus for receiving /submitting the application form?

No, It is not required to directly come to the campus. Students can apply online from our website Students should also separately scan and e-mail or fax a copy of 12th grade sheet and TOEFL/IELTS score

  1. What are the facilities for Dental Clinical Practicing for the studying under grads? 

The institution is linked with Government hospitals including Saqr Dental Center.

  1. Is the College arranging further practice based institution?

RAKCODS is developing its own state of the art, purpose built Seven storied building, with a dedicated Dental Hospital, making it the first of its own kind institution in the whole of UAE, enabling the students to benefit from its facilities, right from the third year of their study.

11. What are the minimum requirements for applying to the BDS program in RAKMHSU?
  • Aggregate of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th grade/F.Sc Pre Medical or its equivalent with minimum of 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually. For details on grade curriculum, A level minimum of C grade.
  • Proficiency of English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper based, 173 in computer based or 61 in internet based tests/ its equivalent in standardized tests such as IELTS score of 5.0.

For further details, please refer to the link ADMISSION BULLETIN in the website

 12. Whether marks of 12th grade/qualifying exams only are considered for admission? Is there any separate entrance test?

Yes. Applications are evaluated strictly on marks secured in 12th grade/NGSSE/AS levels. TOEFL/IELTS are also mandatory. There is no separate entrance test.

  1. What are the documents required to be submitted at the time of admission?

The following original documents are required to be submitted at the time of admission along with two sets of photocopies:

  • Birth certificate.
  • Marks card of 12th grade or NGSSE or equivalent.
  • Conduct and character certificate to be obtained on the School/College letter head.
  • Transcript or school/college leaving certificate issued by the School/College and authenticated by the relevant Ministry/Board/Agency.
  • 10 recent and identical passport size photographs. Additional 10 photographs to be submitted by those who require student visa.
  • Copy of the passport valid for at least one year
  • Copy of the current residential visa (for students who are already residing in UAE)
  • TOEFL score (not earlier than two years) of 500 in paper based, or 173 in computer based or or 61 in internet based /its equivalent in standardized tests such as IELTS score of 5.0.

For details please see “Admission Details” link in the website

  1. Where can one get the admission bulletin and application form?

You can apply online from the link on the home page of our website. The application form and the admission bulletin (html & pdf version) can also be downloaded from the website. The application form can also be obtained directly from:


The Admissions Office,

RAK Medical & Health Sciences University,

RAK College of Dental Sciences
Post Box  12973

Ras Al Khaimah,UAE.

Copy of 12th grade marksheet and TOEFL /IELTS scorecard may also be scanned and sent to or fax to 009717-2222634.

15. When is the last date for submitting the application form to RAKCODS?

The date is 30th July 2011. Late applications will be received up to 16th Aug’ 11 subject to availability of seats.

16. When will be the result of the selection / admission known?

Application of candidates fulfilling all requirements will be processed immediately and applicant will be informed of the admission status at the earliest.

 17. Can one apply to RAKCODS before obtaining the result of 12th grade/qualifying exam or TOEFL/IELTS marks card?

Yes. However, the application will be  considered for admission only on submitting the mark sheet of the 12th grade/ qualifying examination and TOEFL / IELTS score card within the dates mentioned in the Admission Schedule.

 18. Can one submit an application after the admission deadline?

Yes. However, the late applications received along with all the supporting documents after the admission deadline will be considered depending upon the availability of seats.

19. Is there any facility for fee payment in installments?

There are two semesters in an academic year. The entire tuition fee per semester should be paid before the beginning of each semester as per the payment schedule indicated by the University from time to time.

20. When should one remit the admission/tuition fee for the first semester?

The first semester tuition fee and other fees mentioned in the admission bulletin have to be paid as soon as the admission is confirmed.

 21. Are there any scholarships/ fee concessions facility available in RAKCODS?

Students who have obtained 95% and above in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th grade/qualifying examination will be eligible for a 20% concession in the first semester Tuition Fee at the time of admission. Students who have obtained 90% and above in the aggregate of  Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th grade/ qualifying examination will be eligible for a 15% concession in the first semester Tuition Fee at the time of admission. This concession is limited to the first semester only.
A student who secures GPA of 3.75 or above on 4.0 scale in any semester of the any program shall be entitled for a concession of 20% in the tuition fee for the following semester.

 22. What is the fee refund policy of the University?

Fee refund is done as per the refund policy of the University. Please refer FEE STRUCTURE & REFUND POLICY under ADMISSION BULLETIN link.

 23. What are the bank details of the University for Remittance of fee?

The Cheques/Crossed demand draft be drawn in favour of RAK Medical & Health Sciences University. The details for the payment through electronic transfer are Beneficiary: RAK Medical & Health Science University, A/c No. 1000-857464, Commercial Bank of Dubai, RAK, UAE. Swift Code: CBDUAEAD (Student will be given credit only for the Net Amount Credited in our bank account. For Telex Transfers, AED 55 to be added with the above balance fee towards bank clearance charges.

Important: Copy of the receipt regarding the bank transfer should be immediately faxed to 009717-2269998 to enable the university to track details of the payment.

24. Are there any extra curricular activities/facilities available at RAKCODS?

Yes, Gymnasium and sports facilities for certain indoor games like table-tennis, chess are provided. Outdoor sports facilities are also made available. Cultural activities and other activities such as quiz, debates etc are also arranged

 25.  Are there facilities for transportation for day scholars?

Yes, the University provides transportation facilities on payment basis.

 26. Does the University provide student visas?

Yes, the University provides student visas as per the UAE Government rules and regulations. The duration of the visa and the cost of visa will be intimated along with the admissions offer letter.

 27.  Is housing facility/accommodation provided for students?

Yes, housing facility is provided both on single as well as on sharing basis. Separate accommodation is provided for men and women.

  1. On completing studies at RAKCODS, will one be able to directly apply for a job in UAE or one has to write the Ministry of Health Exam?

At present, UAE nationals are eligible to get placement in UAE on completion of internship training. However the expats are required to appear for the UAE licensing examination, as per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Health, Government of UAE.

  1. Does one has to work and gain 2 years experience before one practices in the UAE?

The 2 year experience is mandatory for foreign medical graduates only. Ministry of Health, Government of UAE authorities / website may be contacted for details and further information.

  1. Will one be able to practice as a doctor in other Gulf countries when he/she completes studies at RAKCODS?

Yes, after fulfilling the requirement of those countries.

  1. Does the University admit transfer students? 

Yes, the admission committee will assess the eligibility of a transfer student after evaluation of transcripts as per the transfer policy of the University. Students have to submit their 12th grade sheet, valid TOEFL/IELTS score, transcripts and course description of the program & university they are studying in.