January 15, 2019
Annual Tuition Fees
About the Program
Our Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a six-year undergraduate program based on an innovative curriculum, that is reactive to today’s needs, whilst focusing on the outcome to produce physicians that are scholars, leaders, communicators, and collaborators.
Our MBBS undergraduate program is divided into three phases. Each phase comprises of a variety of courses and builds on the preceding phase so that the curriculum becomes spiral in structure. Students repeat the study of a subject, but each time at a higher level of difficulty and in greater depth. Phase 1 is over one academic year, Phase 2 is for two academic years and Phase 3 spreads over three academic years.
Our College of Medicine offers something truly unique to our students through early clinic exposure, research that takes place on the MBRU campus, and affiliations with local and international healthcare institutions. Benchmarked against international standards, our College of Medicine aims to provide our students with rich and diversified learning opportunities, to ensure they are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve the community and promote excellence within the healthcare system.
My professors here are so well experienced in their respective fields, they have a way when conveying their message.” – Hemica Hasan, Undergraduate Medical Student
English Language Requirements
IELTS – Academic Module
- An overall band 6 with no skill less than 5.5
- Original certificate will be required if your offer is accepted
- IELTS must have been taken within the last two years
A single certificate to be submitted, combined scores are not accepted.
- iBT 80; CBT 213
- PBT is not accepted
- Original certificate will be required if your offer is accepted
- TOEFL must have been taken within the last two years
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
At MBRU we believe that to excel in your career, not only do we need to give you the best education in the classroom, but also outside of it, and to become an exceptional doctor requires the development of these ‘soft’ skills.
To be accepted to our College of Medicine, we conduct a series of multiple mini interviews. A process which is comprised of several short independent assessment interviews, typically arranged in a timed circuit.
The process results in an aggregate score of each candidates’ non-cognitive (“soft”) skills such as interpersonal skills, professionalism, and moral judgment. It’s been so successful that since its introduction in 2004, the MMI process has been adopted by medical, dental and pharmacy schools around the world.
The interview scenarios are designed to test non-cognitive competencies which are key to medicine, such as:
- Communication Skills
- Moral/ethical reasoning and decision making
Although participants must relate to the scenario posed at each station, it is important to note that the MMI is not intended to test specific knowledge in the field. Instead, the assessors evaluate each candidate’s thought process and the ability to think ‘on his or her feet’. As such, there are no right or wrong answers to the questions posed in an MMI, but each applicant should consider the question from a variety of perspectives.
The MMI process
At the start of each mini-interview rotation, a candidate receives a question/scenario and has a short period of time (typically one minute) to prepare an answer. Upon entering the interview room, the candidate has a short exchange with an assessor (usually about 5 minutes). In some cases, the assessor observes while an interaction takes place between a simulated patient and the candidate.
At the end of each mini-interview, the assessor evaluates the candidate’s performance on the activity against set criteria, while the applicant moves to the next station. This pattern is repeated through a number of rotations (usually 10-15). Some stations are designated as “rest stations” meaning that no interview takes place. The candidate is expected to sit quietly during that time. The duration of the entire interview is usually about 90 minutes (1 ½ hours).
|Application fee||AED 1,000 + AED 50 (5% VAT) Non-refundable. Due at the time of application|
|Seat reservation fee||AED 10,000. Due upon accepting your conditional offer|
|Annual tuition fee||AED 160,000. Due at the beginning of each semester|
Please note that the seat-reservation fee is non-refundable. For students who enroll in classes, the seat-reservation fee will be deducted from their 1st semester installment.
Each year our tuition and fee schedule is published with the rates based on that academic year. The yearly tuition covers all educational expenses, recreational, library, insurance, computer, and lab activities.
Tuition charges are due and payable in full at the specified deadlines of each academic term, and the final responsibility for payment rests with the individual student and/or their sponsor. Students who have secured external scholarships covering their tuition must provide written confirmation before the initial payment deadline.
In the case of a withdrawal, a refund of 50% is possible within the first two weeks of the semester. No refunds will be processed or given after the second week of the academic semester. For more details, please refer to the Refund Policy below.
Students facing financial hardship can ask the Office of Student Services to reschedule payments on an exceptional basis over a longer period of time during the academic year.
Tuition charges are due and payable in full at the specified deadlines of each academic term as per the Schedule of Tuition and Fees. The final responsibility for payment of tuition and fees charged rests with the individual student and their sponsors.
Tuition Fee Refund Policy
All tuition charges are non-refundable, except for the following cases:
In the event of a student formally withdrawing from the university in the first semester, the following refund policy will apply:
- 50% of the total semester fees will be refunded if the student withdraws before the end of the second week of classes
- No refund will be given after the end of the second week of classes
A full refund before the start of the term is possible in cases of:
- Visa rejection
- If a student is granted a scholarship
- If a student does not meet the medical requirements
The refund policy excludes the following:
- Application fee
- Tuition fee, in the event of dismissal for disciplinary reasons
- Refunds are by default credited to the applicant/student’s bank account unless cash returns are approved
- Cash returns are sent to the original payer (e.g. sponsor, guardian)
The information provided on this website is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our undergraduate program is 6 years.
Yes, we will consider a new application. We will treat the new application as if it were the first.
Please note that for your application to be considered, you have to complete the online application, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee. An experienced panel of MBRU faculty and staff will then review completed applications against our published minimum requirements. Qualified short-listed candidates will be invited for on-campus multiple mini-interviews (MMI) planned for late February. Candidates who are not invited for interviews will be notified at that time with a regret notice. Interviewed applicants will then be ranked by the admission team based on their academic qualifications and interview performance. Ranked applicants will be sent conditional offers by mid-April.