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Indian Applicants


AUA College of Medicine, a division of Manipal Global Education Services, is the perfect choice for Indian students with a passion for medicine. Many Indian alumni are currently in residency or practicing throughout the United States and Canada.

Qualified students who complete premedical coursework at Manipal University in Manipal or American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA) are guaranteed acceptance into AUA College of Medicine.

Program Breakdown

Premed Program (2 Years)

This program is ideal for high school graduates and nontraditional students who are committed to pursuing careers in medicine.

• Students may complete the program at Manipal University or AICASA.

• The curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to premedical training, emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills.

MD Program (4 Years)

The MD program consists of two components: Basic Sciences, taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua, and Clinical Sciences, which consists of core and elective rotations that allow students to apply their Basic Sciences knowledge to real-world situations at a affiliate teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and India.

A Basic Sciences Integration Course (BSIC) taught during 5th semester prepares students for the USMLE Step 1, which must be passed before proceeding to Clinical Sciences.

Application Requirements


• Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended

• Two letters of recommendation:

– academic source

– professional source

• Passport-sized photo

• Personal statement

• Resume/CV

• Non-refundable application fee

• TOEFL or IELTS test score (if requested)

– The current overall cutoff score for the TOEFL is 95 (Internet-based total, or its equivalent on the Computer-based or Paper-based versions); and
– The current overall cutoff score for the IELTS is 7.0 (overall band score).

Complete application form


Scholarship for Indian Citizens and Residents

Award Amount

$96,500 scholarship broken down by:

• $10,000 scholarship awarded $2,500 per semester of the 4 semester AICASA pre-med program. For more information on AICASA’s Scholarship for Indian Citizens and Residents, click here.

• $47,500 scholarship awarded $9,500 per semester of the 5 basic science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.

• $39,000 scholarship awarded $7,800 per semester of the 5 clinical science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.

The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or education supplies

Eligibility Requirements:

• All applicants must submit an application along with proof of residency in India (no older than two months from the application date), a copy of their passport, and a one-page personal statement indicating why they should be considered for the scholarship.

• Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the United States or Canada are ineligible for this scholarship.

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.

Download the application and apply.

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Scholarship for Students of Indian Descent

AUA is the only medical school recognized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). We’re proud to recognize our long-standing relationship with this prestigious physicians group with the AAPI Scholarship, a financial award offered to a limited number of qualified applicants to AUA who represent the bonds our organizations share as educators and physicians.

AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

Award Amount

$25,000, awarded $5,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be related to a physician who holds AAPI membership
  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • A copy of passport
    • Personal statement outlining academic successes and challenges, community service, and professional achievements and recognitions
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

Students are automatically considered for this award upon submitting a completed application to AUA.