Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements:

Prospective students seeking admission to the bachelor’s degree program in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) of the College should fulfill the following requirements:

1 A minimum High School Average of 85% for Advanced Track or 80% for EliteTrack or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required with no admission of General Track applicants.
2 An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.(IELTS Academic 5.0 /TOEFL-IBT 61)
3 An EmSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent, plus scores of 900 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics).
4 An EmSAT score of 800 for Arabic Language.
5 Passing a personal interview set by DPCG


Additional Requirements:
1 Students of GCSE/IGCSE curriculum must have completed five subjects (Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics or additional Mathematics or Statistics, and Physics) at the ordinary level with at least 2 B’s and 3 C’s grades, plus two subjects (Chemistry /and or Biology /Physics/math) at the GCE Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level with at least a C grade.
2 Students of International Baccalaureate Diploma must have completed six subjects with three at the standard level and three at the higher level with minimum 30 diploma points (equivalent grade of 85%) fulfilling following mandatory courses requirement:
  • Standard or Higher-level Math
  • Standard or Higher-level Biology
  • Standard or Higher-level Chemistry
3 Academic maturity from the Head of the Institution last attended.
4 The student who received grade 12 certificate outside UAE, she has to pass only English language requirement (An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) score of 1100 for English Language, or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.(IELTS Academic 5.0 /TOEFL-IBT 61).


The Interview Process

Based on the CAA Standards 2019, applications are initially screened by the Head of Enrolments and Records for completeness of requested information, adequacy of the applicant’s course work, and grades. Other admission committee members then review each screened application about the applicant’s characteristics and qualifications.

Based on this initial screen, the most qualified applicants are then invited for the interview. The date of the interview for selection is decided by the admission committee. The interview will hold either face to face on the College campus or online. The admission committee will invite one or two faculty members to participate on the interview day as part of their job duties. Each applicant is interviewed by admission committee members and a faculty member who actively teach in the pharmacy program. Whenever possible, faculty members from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences are paired with a faculty member from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy to ensure an even mix of views and approaches. All faculty involved in the interview process are informed before the interviews about the nature of the interview process, the expectations during the interviews, scoring rubrics, and the schedule of events by the admission committee chair. The interview will be scored using a rubric (Appendix: AP-F-08). Towards the end of the interview, the applicant is allowed to ask questions about various aspects of the program. Based on the interview results and considering other admission requirements, the admission committee then makes recommendations to the Dean regarding which students should be admitted to the BPharm program. Students are notified if they will be admitted, wait-listed, or denied admission by the Head of students' enrolment.

DPCG Conditional Admission

According to the new rule sent by the Ministry of Education on 25th of August 2022, Conditional admission will be allowed for the student not achieving the EmSAT score for any subject for one term.

The Final admission will be given to the student if she achieves one of the following:

  • Pass the Emirates Standard Test (EMSAT) in one or more subjects.
  • Or pass Preparatory Courses at the college by at least grade B.

Documents Required

The following documents will be required to be submitted along with the application form.  The original certificates should be brought in person by the applicant at the time of interview.  

  • Provisional certificate of the examination passed (Higher Secondary) based on which admission is sought.
  • Equivalency certificate from the Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • Mark-sheet of the examination passed.*
  • Leaving certificate from the school last attended.
  • Six passport size color photographs.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Character certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
  • Copy of the passport and resident visa (for expatriate students only).
  • Medical certificate.
  • A document certifying TOEFL/IELTS requirements.

*Note: School certificates from outside UAE should be attested from a place of issue:


(A) Country of Study
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The Embassy
(A) Country of Study
  • Equivalency certificate from Ministry of Education