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Gulf Medical University

Address: AL JURF - 1 Rashid Al-Khadar St - Ajman - United Arab Emirates

Description Gulf Medical University

  • Established: 1998
  • Type: private higher education institution
  • Location: Ajman, UAE
  • Language of instruction: English.

Gulf Medical University (GMU) was founded in 1998 and is one of the first private medical universities in the Middle East region. GMU is owned by Thumbay Group, a diversified international business conglomerate.

The university offers educational programs in the field of medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry and pharmacy.

Gulf Medical University is part of the following associations:

  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
  • Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
  • Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union and others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Gulf Medical University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 17 years old
  • Duration: 4-5 years.

The university offers programs in the following areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Anesthesia technology
  • Health Management and Economics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

The university offers programs in the following areas:

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Education
  • Public health
  • Dental surgery in periodontics and endodontics
  • Health Management and Economics
  • Physiotherapy.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 5 years.

The university offers doctoral programs in the areas of “Pharmaceuticals, Pharm. D ”and“ Dentistry, DMD ”.

Accommodation, housing and food

GMU provides the opportunity to live in a hostel.


  • Gulf Medical University is in the top 20 of the best universities in the country
  • GMU provides financial assistance to students
  • The educational institution offers international exchange programs for both students and faculty
  • The university successfully operates a unique initiative by GMU Startup Lab, which allows students and graduates to translate their business ideas into reality.

Equipment Gulf Medical University

The educational institution is located in the Al-Jurf district in the northern emirate of Ajman. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • Training classes
  • Laboratories
  • Multimedia centers
  • The hospital
  • Research Center
  • The library
  • Sports complex
  • Free areas for the future multidisciplinary hospital.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year. Classes begin in the last week of August or the first week of September.

Additional expenses:

  • Application Fee = 200AED
  • The cost of living in Ajman = 1142 $ -1795 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university, you must submit an online application, pass the entrance exams, pass an interview and provide the following documents:

  • Diploma (corresponding to the selected program) + transcripts
  • Certificate of English Proficiency TOEFL / IELTS / EmS AT / equivalent
  • Passport copy with valid visa / Emirates ID
  • 5 passport size photographs
  • Two letters of recommendation (magistracy)
  • Resume (magistracy).

Depending on the selected program, additional documents may be required.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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