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Admission Criteria


Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( BDS )

UAE GSEC:

An aggregate of 85% in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics or EMSAT score whichever is higher.

Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 85% aggregate. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology (level 3) and Advanced Chemistry (level 3) or EMSAT score whichever is higher.

Foreign 12th grade Curriculum Equivalencies:

Indian Curriculum:

For BDS: All India Senior School Certificate XII std CBSE/ISCE exams with 70% aggregate can apply. However, preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses.

Indian State board: 75% aggregate can apply. However, preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics courses

British Curriculum:

  1. Students applying for the BDS program must have completed at least two Advanced Supplementary or AS level OR one A level in Biology with at least ‘B and above’ grade after having completed 5 IGCSE/GCSE or O levels with minimum grade of ‘B and above’ in O level courses.
  2. Only courses classified as academic will be considered for admission. Courses must include Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least two of them including Biology at the AS level/A level.

Pakistan Board:

Higher Secondary School Certificate with aggregate of 70% can apply. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics (Part 1 and Part 2 total).

American Curriculum:

An aggregate score of 85% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics. If Biology is not taken in 12th Grade, a SAT II score of 550 in Biology is required.

African Curriculum (WAEC/WASSCE etc.)

C grade & above combination of grades in 12th grades in Biology and Chemistry can be considered. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Canadian Curriculum (Ontario/Alberta etc.)

An aggregate score of 80% is required. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.

Applicants from any other foreign educational curriculum not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate equivalent to UAE curriculum 85 % as per International Conversion Table of World Education Standards.

Conditional Admissions for BDS

Those who do not secure the above marks for Direct Admissions can be Conditionally Admitted by the Two Categories below:

  1. Those who secured between 70% and 84% for UAE curriculum and those who secured above 60% and below 69% for Indian & Pakistan Curriculum.
  2. Those with TOEFL between 450 but less than 500, EmSAT 950 but less than 1100 or between 4.5 and 5 in IELTS.
  3. Conditionally admitted students will take only GE courses upto (12 credit hours) in the first semester. On obtaining 2.5 GPA in semester one, student will proceed to second semester as a regular student. If not student will be academically dismissed.

English Language test Requirement

Proficiency of English Language to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper based test, 61 in Internet based test, 173 in computer based test. Or academic IELTS score of 5, or EmSAT achieve – English score of minimum 1100.