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Gulf Medical University to provide free seats, scholarships to Indian students returning from Ukraine

Offering major relief to Indian medical students returning from war-ravaged Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, the Gulf Medical University (GMU) in UAE has stepped forward to provide the displaced students with free seats and scholarships based on the merit criteria and policy of the university.

Dedicated admission counsellors from the university will help students make well-informed decisions regarding their remainder course, assistance in paperwork and smooth transfer, providing visa and accommodation facilities.

“As an Indian, it becomes my duty to help our fellow Indians during this difficult situation. We are trying to help secure the dreams and future of several displaced students,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder and President of Thumbay Group and President Board of Trustees, GMU, said in an official statement.

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As per university admission policy, students will be able to choose from various programs in health professions education and avail opportunities to continue their studies in a collaborative medical degree program, with international universities of Italy, Ghana, Poland, and Malaysia as per their admission requirements.

Founded in the year 1998, GMU is owned and managed by the multi-business conglomerate Thumbay Group is a widely renowned institution, which offers its students access to state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare, and research in addition to clinical training through Various academic health centres, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus.

Students can directly communicate with director of admissions, Sherly Koshy, and mail their documents to helpline@gmu.ac.ae with their credentials.


In an effort to help Indian medical students, Poland and Hungary have also asked them to continue their education in their respective countries.

Medical students from India had met representatives from both countries who distributed pamphlets inviting them to continue their education there.

The Polish government has also announced opening their doors to Indian students so that they can finish their studies.

On March 2, Union Minister VK Singh wrote on Twitter, “Poland and India share centuries of friendship and cordial relations which have brought our people together. I am happy to share with you that Polish universities will be opening their doors to our students from Ukraine so that they can finish their studies.

The Budapest Semmelweis University in Hungary also said that it can accept medical students from Ukrainian universities to come and continue their studies at the university’s Hungarian faculties for free until the war ends.

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