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Scholarships to study medicine in Cuba

Thursday, 11th of January 2024

The Education Ministry has announced the availability of scholarships to study medicine in Cuba. Applicants have been invited to apply for courses at the Latin American University of Medicine in Cuba. Applicants should be citizens of Sri Lanka, and under 25 years of age on February 28, 2024 (should exceed 16 years of age). The medium of study would be in the Spanish language. The applicants should have three passes in the GCE Advanced Level examination in the biological stream conducted by the Examinations Department of Sri Lanka.

The applicants should also possess a good knowledge of English with at least a Credit (C) pass for English at the GCE Ordinary Level exam and a Simple (S) pass for English in the Advanced Level examinations. Students applying for the scholarship should not be registered or following a course at a State university in Sri Lanka. Students who apply for the scholarship should bear the cost of air tickets for Cuba and back. The government of Cuba will pay for the education of the student, accommodation, food and medical care.

Candidates who are awarded this scholarship would not be considered for the university admission process of the UGC in Sri Lanka. If any student declines the offer after the selection process, the student shall not be considered for any future scholarships that are offered by the Education Ministry. Online application is available at: https://foreignscholarships. mohe.gov.lk/ The deadline for submission of applications is February 28. Applicants should submit only one application via the online portal and are not required to send the printed document by post. -KW

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