Location Map Greater Banjul
The Health Science Center of the American International University West Africa (AIUWA)
is in Gambia, Fajara, with its administration offices in
After the endorsement of a charter by the Government in August 2010 the AIU founded Health Science Center.
The medical school in Gambia is made
up of five colleges namely the College of Medicine, College of
Nursing, College of Dentistry, College of Health Professionals
and the College of Pharmacy. The Kairaba Avenue campus began teaching classes
at the end of January 2011 with students from 14 nations being
present in 2013.
Medical Degree Courses Offered in
The American International University West
Africa has a
medical course leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. The
curriculum is founded on the American Medical Schools system and
is a 6 year program. The curriculum at the College of Pharmacy
is a 4 year program, the course at the College of Dentistry is
years, the Health Professionals course MLT lasts for 2 years and
the program at the College of Nursing is 3 years long. RN to BSN
(Hons) Degree for Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Midwifery,
Perioperative and Psychiatry are 2 year courses.
The Health Science Center / AIU enrolls students from around the world
as well as Gambians according to their standard of educational attainment, aptitude
in science subjects, and overall grades in previous education
and non-curriculum activities. There are a number of minimum
qualifications that need to be met in order to qualify for
university admission in pre-med, pre-pharmacy and pre-dental
programs. These are:
GCE "A" Levels or equivalent examinations with lower scores in
GCE "O" Levels or equivalent examinations with science subjects
Score 2.25 in Grade Point Average grading system
High School Baccalaureate
Based on the qualifications and scores assessment by the AIU
Admissions Committee, the following types of students might be
eligible for a place in the upper trimesters of pharmacy,
medicine or dentistry courses:
Students who have transferred from other higher education
institutions, based on their subjects and grades attained.
Students possessing Medical College Admission (MCAT) Scores of
20 or more.
• Holders of GCE "A" Levels or equivalent with top scores in
science subjects, High School Baccalaureates with high scores in
Students who already have a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) or
Notes on Admissions:
On their website you can apply for a university admission
Applications for the American International University West
Africa can be made up to 1 year in advance and the deadline for
enrolment is 30 days before the start of the first trimester
• You can pay for your fees by debit or credit card using American
Express, VISA, Discover or MasterCard or by money order.
Student Scholarships &
Each year the AIU has a few institutional scholarships available
which are made to acknowledge high academic performance and
provides an avenue to attract the finest and brightest students
irrespective of economic circumstances.
All scholarships are spent directly on tuition and are placed
into the student's account each trimester by the Student
Financial Services. These awards last throughout the students
Student lodgings are available at the AIU Manjai Residence Halls
in Kotu and the Friendship Residence Hall. Only rooms confirmed before the beginning of the term
will be allotted. Because of limited availability, a room is not
assured to all applicants. Priority is given to freshmen.
Electricity and water are included in the accommodation charge.
All rooms have a fan, bed and private shower rooms with WC. Most are
sharing however, single occupancy is subject to availability.
There is an 11,000 square metre second campus located in the
Kanifing Institutional area with 11 modern laboratories, well 24
equipped classrooms, 14 conference rooms, a medical library, a
cafeteria and other student facilities.
If you wish to apply to the AIU for a lecturer's post, assistant
professor, administrator, librarian or other employment you need
to send your job application to
of the Health Science Center.
Serrekunda General Hospital
University of The Gambia
Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH)
National Reference Laboratories
Center Medical International Guinea