Dow’s Hill, Piccadilly, Antigua – The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) has agreed to offer a 50 percent tuition scholarship and financing for African medical students as part of a partnership with 8B Education Investments. This partnership is designed to help African students displaced by the war in Ukraine to continue their medical education at UHSA.
The funding for 8B Africa comes from partnerships with a variety of lenders and institutions unified in their commitment to enable African innovators to receive a world-class education. During The Clinton Global Initiative, 8B announced 111.6 million in total funding. A portion of this funding will also be used for medical education financing.
“As the only African-owned medical colleges in our region, it is imperative that we give back and provide the access these students need,” said Adedayo Akande, President of UHSA. “The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking, and only when speaking with these displaced students do you really understand what they are experiencing.”
To be a practicing physician, medical universities must provide students with the necessary clerkships, specific classes, and more. Because of UHSA’s curriculum and international partnerships, students who pursue medicine through their program will be eligible to become licensed to practice medicine in not only the US and Canada but also their home countries–an opportunity that may not have been available depending on the school they previously attended.
To learn more about this program or apply for UHSA’s scholarship, visit https://www.uhsa.ag/admissions/financial-aid/. They are currently accepting applications for the upcoming January 16th, 2023 term. You can also learn more about the University of Health Sciences Antigua by visiting https://www.uhsa.ag/.
University of Health Sciences Antigua is an international medical school offering an elite education to aspiring physicians. Offering first and second-year students an extensive curriculum that includes research into psychedelic medicine for mental health. UHSA also has several international partnerships that have created pipelines for students to complete clerkships in both the US and Canada.