• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months


The aim of the Pharmacy program at Gulf Medical University is to prepare and graduate professional pharmacists who are drug therapy experts. Starting with a solid foundational knowledge base in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the initial phase, students quickly and smoothly move into the pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy phase of the program. Professional skills labs offer an opportunity for clinical simulations and roleplay preparing our students for early exposure into the “real practice” environment.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program offers GMU students both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences in GMU affiliated hospitals, clinics and community pharmacies. 

Despite the large number of healthcare facilities that are affiliated with GMU, the College of Pharmacy has developed key partnership with other hospitals including Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital Ajman. These diverse experiences in such advanced healthcare practice environments provide our graduates with the needed pharmacy practice skills required to succeed as they move on to be professional pharmacy practitioners anywhere in the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Admission process is initiated in the month of November for each academic year (Aug – Sep).  Once the allotted seats are filled, registration will be closed.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English Language
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Information Technology
  • Islamic Culture
  • General and Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacy and Healthcare
  • Physical pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Arabic for Health Professionals

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  • All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as applicable, of 1100 EmSAT Achieve (UAE Standardized test in English Language)/ 500 TOEFL (CBT 173 iBT 61)/ IELTS Academic 5.0/ PTE A (36-44)/ Cambridge ESOL (41)/ or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14160 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14160 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    14160 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14160 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Tuition Fees / Year: AED 60,000


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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