Your Residency in Abu Dhabi

Welcome to TANSEEQ, the Abu Dhabi Residency Program Application and Match service. TANSEEQ is a comprehensive process that includes the allocation of medical residency posts to facilities, the residency application process, the applicant and program ranking system, and the distribution of applicants to training programs and facilities across Abu Dhabi.

TANSEEQ standardizes the application process and ensures the integrity of applicant placement through the use of a mathematical algorithm that matches applicants to training programs according to the preferences expressed by both parties through their individualized rank order lists. The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce that TANSEEQ employs the United States-based National Resident Matching Program International (NRMPI) match software.  

Important Dates

Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system open for registration. Rank order list entry begins for applicants and programs.


Rank Order List Certification Deadline. Rank order list certification deadline in the R3 system by 11:59:59 p.m. (GMT+4)


Results of the 2021 TANSEEQ Residency Match will be released once they have been finalized by the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi. For further information contact


Login to the R3 system

Applicants who complete the application and interview process for TANSEEQ will receive log in information for the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system to register for the Match.

Application Process

Interested applicants should visit the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi webpage for more information on the TANSEEQ criteria and processes.

All applicants for TANSEEQ must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Successful Pass of UAE Residency Entrance Exam. (All exam results are valid for 24 months after date of examination.) The residency entrance examination is held at the UAEU FMHS in Al Ain.
  • Medical school degree and completion of medical internship prior to commencement of the residency program. Note, special rules apply to Non UAE National applicants regarding dates of medical school graduation accepted.
  • Valid Emirates ID at time of TANSEEQ application.

Additional criteria will be determined on an annual basis and made available to all applicants.

Learn more at the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.

Step 1: Eligible applicants must register and pass the Residency Entrance Examination as conducted by UAE University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Exams are offered periodically all year round.  For more information on exam dates and exam registration, please visit the UAE University webpage at Applicants may not apply to TANSEEQ unless they have passed this examination.

Step 2: Eligible applicants use the TANSEEQ application to apply for residency training programs in Abu Dhabi and indicate the programs which they would like to apply to.  Although the application process is initiated through the Department of Health (DOH)-Abu Dhabi, applications will undergo review by Dataflow FZ-LLC (the primary source verification provider). Applicants are expected to submit payment for verification of credentials as determined by Dataflow. In addition, and as part of the TANSEEQ process, all applications will be forwarded to the Department of Security to obtain security clearance (CID Clearance).  This department is an Abu Dhabi government entity outside of the DOH-Abu Dhabi.

Step 3: Upon successful submission of the TANSEEQ application, applicants interview at the various programs they have selected on their application.  (Rules and Regulations apply)

Step 4: After completing their interviews, applicants submit their list of program preferences to National Resident Matching Program International (NRMPI), the international subsidiary of the United States organization that performs the U.S. residency Matching Program.  Program directors submit their list of preferred applicants as well.

Step 5: The matching process is conducted in partnership with NRMPI.  Applicants will be matched through the use of a mathematical algorithm that places applicants in programs according to the preferences expressed by both parties on their individualized rank order lists with priority given to UAE National applicants.  Match Results are then sent to the DOH-Abu-Dhabi Postgraduate Education Section and are published through the DOH-Abu Dhabi and NRMPI webpages.

Match Registration and Results

Applicants who complete the application and interview process for TANSEEQ will be provided with log in information for the NRMP International secure, web-based Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system to register for the Match. All participants will register, electronically pledge to the TANSEEQ Standard, and submit rank order lists that will be processed by the matching algorithm. Placement priority is given to UAE National applicants.

TANSEEQ 2021 Match Results
Results of the TANSEEQ 2021 Residency Match have been released. View results
For further information contact

Match Policies

Review the terms and conditions for participating the TANSEEQ Match.

Important Resources


Department of Health-Abu Dhabi
Airport Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 5674

Tel: +971 2 419 3333
Direct: +971 2 419 3457

Feel free to visit us (from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Sun-Wed ONLY) at Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, Airport Rd. (behind Carrefour), Division of Health Regulation, Post Graduate Medical Education Section, 3rd floor