The Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will offer two (2) scholarships for academic year to well deserving high school graduates with a sound academic record. Scholarships will be awarded towards the pursuit of undergraduate studies which lead to a degree at an accredited university or higher learning institution.

The scholarships are awarded for up to four (4) years of study at:

  • University of the West Indies
  • The Medical University of the Americas (MUA)
  • Any other four (4) year USA based institution

For information regarding the priority areas, eligibility requirements, application documents and more, please see the tabs on the left.

For further information and/or instructions, please contact the Ministry of Health at 469-5521 Ext. 2022 or email

Please be advised that Scholarships will only be awarded for the following priority areas, and that the subsequent demands must be met:

Priority Areas

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Education
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics

Important Information

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Finalists will be contacted for an interview after the close of the application period.
  • Scholarship recipients MUST maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible for this scholarship over the course of study.
  • Applicants MUST agree to return to the Federation within twelve (12) months of completing his/her chosen programme of study.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to sign a Bond with the Nevis Island Administration which requires a service commitment to be rendered to the Federation of St. Kitts/Nevis for a period of up to five (5) years.
  • MUA/NIA Scholarships will be awarded to begin studies in August 2015 – February 2016.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning 5 May, 2015 and conclude on 19 June, 2015.

Please be advised that without the following documents, an application would be considered as incomplete:

Application Documents

  • Application form
  • Birth or naturalization certificate
  • Police Record
  • Passport Sized Picture
  • Certified copies of CXC/CSEC/CAPE passes
  • Copy of acceptance letter from tertiary institution
  • Official costing of programme including tuition, room and board etc.
  • Letter of reference from high school teacher
  • Letter of reference from a community service organization stating your active involvement
  • Eight hundred-one thousand (800-1000) word essay stating your future goals and why you are deserving of this scholarship.

Please note also that applications MUST be typewritten and submitted in hard copy to the address below:

MUA/NIA Scholarship Committee
℅ The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
Administration Building

The Medical University of the Americas (MUA)

Training Officer
Shanola Gill: 469-5521 Ext. 5163.
Senior Clerk
Ronice Williams: 469-5521 Ext. 5164.
Training Officer (St. Kitts HRD)
Jamilah Adams: 467-1323.

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