Free tuition medical university in Cuba and how to apply

esCuba is home to one best medicine schools in the world. With the lowest doctor patient ratio in the world, Cuba has been sending its doctors all around the world to countries that are medically underserved. Moreover they now provide free medical studies to students from all over the world at their largest medical school ELAM, located 22 miles (35km) west of Havana. ELAM is The Latin American Medical School which was conceived by former President Fidel Castro following Hurricanes George and Mitch, which devastated parts of Central America and the Caribbean in 1998.

Students at ELAM spend up to a year learning Spanish, Cuban history and culture, and then dive into a curriculum that is focused on preventative health.

Admission requirements

Students interested in applying must be:

–       Between 18 and 25 years of age when they apply

–       High school graduates or hold a bachelor’s (BS or BA) degree from their country of origin

–       Without a criminal record and free from substance abuse or addiction

–       From a low-income or underserved communities

–       Willing to abide by ELAM rules and regulations

–       Able to pass admission test

*Preference is given to low-income applicants. In return for receiving free medical education, students make a non-binding pledge to practice medicine in underserved communities.

Application Process

Non-governmental organizations, political parties and Cuban Friendship Societies offer information on how to apply. Visit the Cuban Embassy in your country for more insights. Alternatively, visit the website to learn about the application process. The

application process consists of filling out a completed application and submitting related paperwork (undergraduate transcripts, birth certificate and 2 letters of recommendation, one from your school principal and another from a community leader for example) and doing an interview. Depending on where you live, the process can take three months or more. The Application Deadline for 2016 is currently unavailable, but students are admitted in August. It is advisable that interested applicants start applying as early as January.

Visa and Living Expenses

You enter Cuba on a tourist card (visa) which can be obtained through a travel agent or the Cuban Embassy. If your total stay in Cuba will not exceed four weeks (28 days) this is all you need. The tourist card costs USD 22.55 + USD 30.06 for delivery through the Embassy.

However if your total stay, including any vacation time, will exceed four weeks, when you arrive at your destination the Faculty will change your tourist card to a student visa. The conversion to a student visa costs 40 CUCs (USD 37.58) for four weeks. An extension for a longer period costs 25 CUCs (USD 24.05).

Living Costs: Students can expect to eat at an inexpensive restaurant while studying in Cuba for USD 5, have a cappuccino for just over USD 1, and purchase a monthly transportation pass for only USD 1.

For more info, visit website

P.S Information on the website is written in Spanish, thus you will need some knowledge of spanish to navigate the website.

 

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62 comments

  1. Hi. I would like to study madicine in cuba. I am from the Bahamas. Thank you. And i would also like some help with my tuition if possible. Thank you kindly!

  2. Hallo im Augustinus a Namibian citizen from a poor village have passed very well would like to study in medicine in cuba for January 2017 and also need financial assistance.

  3. Good day sa/ma I am a Nigerian who has a great passion to study medicine in Cuba. Please I would be very grateful if you can help me out. I would love to start in January 2017. Precisely ELAM please because my parents cannot afford me an expensive medical school. Thank you very much

  4. I need to know what I need to do to get an application form to go study medicine in Cuba. I also need to know what is needed of me.

  5. hello please i am from Ghana and have completed high school with good grades. i would be very happy if i get the opportunity to study medicine in Cuba

  6. Hola, my is Audley Barker, a close neighbor fron Jamaica and would be delighted if I got the oopportunity to study at ELAM. THANK YOU

  7. Hi Sir Am called Mohamed Amin Adam i graduated Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science, now i would like to study Medicine in Cuba insha alah thanks wish you will help me

  8. Hi, my name is Delema F. G. Konnah from the Republic of Liberia. My Country was badly hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease which took away the lives of medical doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners, thus creating a vacuum in the medical field in Liberia. I came across ELAM while searching affordable medical university to study medicine. I really want to study medicine at ELAM in Cuba.

    Thanks

  9. Hi, my name is Delema F. G. Konnah from the Republic of Liberia. My Country was badly hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease which took away the lives of medical doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners, thus creating a vacuum in the medical field in Liberia. I came across ELAM while searching affordable medical university to study medicine. I really want to study medicine at ELAM in Cuba. thanks so much in advance.

  10. My name is Ruth, from Nigeria, part two nursing student in Benin republic.how can I continue my degree program in ELAM ? Please contact me through this email

  11. I am by names of Mijak James, from South Sudan, the youngest nation that was recently badly ravaged by tribal conflicts, where thousands of lives have been claimed. I am an orphan. I came across Elam as I searching for the relative costs of world universities, and I found Elam in Cuba, is so good for me, since it helps the disadvantaged students to access education free or at low costs. Please, help me through this e- mail. I would like to be considered for January, next year.

  12. hi.I am Tchuenteu Kuissu Carla from Cameroon.I wish to apply fore the free medical school(ELAM) in cuba.I wish to know the requirements,how toe apply and when is the application date line.
    Also,do you offer free pharmacy studies too?

  13. My name is cornelius,from nigeria, due to the population of nigeria,there is a very high number of students applying to study in the few nigerian universities.i have since graduated from secondary school but i haven’t gotten admission to study my choice course-medcine-because of the competitive nature of the course in nigeria. Therefore i want check out foreign universities and i will be happy if i can actualize my dreams in cuba. Thanks

  14. Hi am Lehlohonolo Luhlongwane from south Africa and I currently finished matric and I would like to study medicine in cuebur

  15. greetings.
    im robongwana makhosazile i fineshed my matric with outstanding results in south africa ,im in good position of studying medicine in cuba ,and i long to study medicine in cuba this year as early as possible, so i am kindly asking for assistance.thank you south africa

  16. HELLO, AM A 4TH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT IN NIGERIA. I WILL LIKE TO COMPLETE MY STUDIES IN CUBA, HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT? WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? THANKS

  17. hi am Genny from Nigeria wish to study medicine surgery in a low tuition university in Cuba please help me with the application proe

  18. Good day, i am a national of Trinidad and Tobago and will like to know more about applying to attend this medical school. I am currently 25 years of age, unfortunately I am not fluent in Spanish. However I would appreciate any help in this matter and also if someone can shed some light on any scholarship programs available.

  19. please i am Zakaria Abdul Hafiz from Ghana, i want to apply for a medical school in Cuba and need your help

  20. I am looking for a good medical school in Cuba for my daughter .I cannot afford much.
    please guide me to a good medical school.

  21. Hi, I am from the Central region of Ghana, and I have passion to study medicine but come from a poor family and being raised by a single parent. Thus, making it difficult to achieve this dream. Please help me gain admission into ELAM and I pledge to serve the less priviledged communities. Please help me. Thanks very much.

  22. Hi Sir, my name is Apioh Gertrude Anongre from Ghana and i need help from your outfit to apply and study medicine in Cuba Havana (ELAM). Am also from an underserved and poor community in the region, i have completed senior high school this year. How can i get help.

  23. Hi Sir, my name is Apioh Gertrude Anongre from Ghana. i have completed senior high school and want to study medicine in Cuba and i need your help. How do i apply especially when am from a deprived and poor community. Thank you.

  24. Dear Sir/Madame
    My name is Karen Mukela from Namibia. However i have completed my high school and i would like to study medicine in Cuba and help my people in the Country. Am from a poor cummunity and both my parents and jobless . Am currently writing biology mathematics and physical science
    Please how may you help me.
    Regards
    Karen Mukela

  25. Hi my name is Sophian Grey, I am a Jamaican. I would like to study at ELAM in Cuba . I would like to know of any additional requirements that are needed to be accepted and would really like to start in the August 2018 academic year.

  26. Hello Sir,
    My name is Gertrude Anongre Apioh from Ghana and i have completed Senior High School. Please i want know how to get the application form and process to apply for medicine in Cuba (ELAM). I wish to start August 2018. Thank you.

  27. Hello Sir,
    My name is Gertrude Anongre Apioh from Upper East Region, Bolgatanga Ghana and i have completed Senior High School. Please i want to know how to get the application form and process to apply for medicine in Cuba (ELAM). I wish to start August 2018 academic year. Thank you.

  28. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am from Sierra Leone i have just finished high school and wish to study medicine in Cuba. However, my parent do not have the resources to fund my studies. I am seek for scholarship award to assist me realise my dream in the medical field. Our country is short of medical specialist and the Ratio at present is 100,000 patients : a medical doctor. This is very devastating for a nation.

    Thank you in advance for your kind consideration

    Gershon Akam
    Using my father’s email

  29. Dear sir or madam. I am from Namibia,I recently completed my secondary school and I wish to study medicine in Cuba and I want to know where I can get the application form,I wish to start early March or August 2018.

  30. Hello,,

    My son I very desirous of study medicine in Cuba at ElAM. He already holds an associate degree in Biology, however he is already 26 and I have seen that the age requirement is between 18 to 25. Would you still be able to offer assistance Please we really need your assistance. I am a single parent and do not have the funds to assist my son.

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