Saint Lucia

There are four higher education institutes in Saint Lucia — the public Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, the private American International Medical University, the International American University College of Medicine and the Spartan Health Sciences University.


Educational Structure
The only public HEI in the country is the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, which was founded in 1985. The institution currently offers a number of Associate Degrees and Certificates. The institution has applied for accreditation for a number of Bachelor’s programmes but has not yet received it and so may offer Bachelor’s programmes in the future. The private American International Medical University was established in 2007 and consists of a School of Medicine and a School of Nursing. The university is partnered with several universities and hospitals in the US. Students must submit a completed application form, an application fee, a copy of their passport, a medical certificate, a police clearance certificate, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and all relevant educational transcripts. Students will then be required to undertake an interview with the Admissions Committee. The private International American University College of Medicine was established in 2003. It offers a number of degrees, including the MD degree. The university welcomes applications from international students. International students are required to have completed a pre-medical curriculum comparable to that in the US. All supporting documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised English translation. The private Spartan Health Sciences University was established in 1980. It offers MD degrees and also has nursing and veterinary schools. The university welcomes applications from international students. All degree programmes in Saint Lucia are taught through English.


Fees
Tuition fees vary by programme. For example, the American International Medical Universitie charges $137,000 for the entire duration of the MD programme, whereas the Bachelor’s degree in Nursing costs a total of $17,960 for local students and a total of $37,700 for international students. A number of scholarships are available and students are advised to contact the institution directly for more information. Moreover, students can expect to pay at least $6,000 per semester at the medical college. However, students should note that there are a number of other fees such as medical liability insurance that are not covered by the tuition fee. A limited number of scholarships are available and students are advised to contact the institution directly for more information. Lastly, students can expect to pay at least $6,000 per semester at the Spartan Health Sciences University. A number of scholarships and loans are available and students are advised to contact the institution directly for more information.


Information for International Students
International students may need a visa to study in Saint Lucia. US and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter the country, though nationals of other countries may need to apply for a student visa. This process takes approximately 40 days and international students should consult www.stlucia.gov.lc for more information on the process.

 

 

Links:
https://www.salcc.edu.lc/index.php/academics/health-sciences
https://www.salcc.edu.lc/index.php/accreditation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_International_Medical_University
https://www.aimu.us/admissions/#1526457469715-8a295cb8-4095
https://www.aimu.us/academics/school-of-nursing/bsn-fees/
https://www.studyincaribbean.com/preferred-universities/international-american-university-of-st-lucia.html
https://www.studyincaribbean.com/preferred-universities/international-american-university-of-st-lucia.html
https://www.studyincaribbean.com/preferred-universities/international-american-university-of-st-lucia.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_Health_Sciences_University
https://www.spartanmed.org/admissions/tuition-fees/