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American International University West Africa

AIUWA Contact Address:
American International
University West Africa

Website         US Branch

Banjul area Campus & HQ
89 Kairaba Avenue, P.O. Box 3505 Banjul
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd, Fajara
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: (+220) 439 9207 / Fax: 439 9307          Email 2

The Health Science Center of the American International University West Africa (AIUWA) is in Gambia, Fajara, with its administration offices in the US.

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 Gambia:
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 (Pharm D) is a 4 year program, the course at the College of Dentistry is 4+ 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 science subjects
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 science subjects.

Students who already have a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) or equivalent.

Notes on Admissions:
On their website you can apply for a university admission online.

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 & Financial Aid:
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 full academic course.

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.

Campus Buildings:
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


(Administration only)

6776, SW Freeway

Suite 600

Houston, TX 77074

Tel no. : +1 713 338 2600

Fax :      +1 713 338 2329



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