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University Partnerships

AUA has established affiliations with select universities and colleges based on a review of their academic programs and/or the success of their graduates in obtaining an MD at AUA.

American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA)

AUA’s associate college, American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA) provides students who obtain an Associate Degree from AICASA automatic admission into AUA College of Medicine as long as they meet conditions. Visit the official AICASA webpage for additional details.

Florida International University

Graduates of Florida International University (FIU) who maintain a minimum GPA, have taken the necessary prerequisite courses and obtain a letter of support from the university dean of other university official are given preferred admission to AUA.

AUA has a unique collaboration with FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine where qualified AUA students can return to FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine for their last two years of medical education (Clinical Sciences). While this opportunity is open to all qualified students, students from FIU find this program particularly appealing.

Note: While students are in attendance at FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine for their clinical years, they will receive their MD degrees from AUA upon meeting all graduation requirements. See the FIU Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine page on this site for additional information regarding this program.

(FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work MPH Program

As an additional benefit to AUA’s collaboration with Florida International University, AUA students and graduates will be able to apply to the Masters of Public Health program at Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and receive priority admission review. In addition, the agreement recognizes predetermined courses taken by AUA students. Earning an MPH at Stempel College will provide students with advanced training in the field of public health and an understanding of how to work with local, national, and global communities to improve health and well-being.


Graduates of the schools below are guaranteed admission to AUA as long as they meet certain conditions. These include a minimum GPA and a letter of support from the school’s dean or other official attesting to the applicant’s character. While admission from these select schools is guaranteed subject to the above conditions, applicants must still submit applications for admission.

The following schools, which have affiliation agreements with AUA, have been selected by AUA based on a review of their educational programs and the success of their graduates.

Graduates from participating universities below may be eligible for a Preferred Partner Grant in addition to any scholarships they may be eligible to receive from AUA.

Participating Universities and Colleges 

  • ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY (Worcester, MA)
  • BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE (Bloomfield, NJ)
  • CALDWELL UNIVERSITY (Caldwell, NJ)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS (Carson, CA)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON (Fullerton, CA)
  • CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (Ontario, Canada)
  • CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY (Wilberforce, OH)
  • CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE (Los Angeles, CA)
  • CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE (Canton, MO)
  • DOMINICAN COLLEGE (Orangeburg, NY)
  • EMMANUEL COLLEGE (Boston, MA)
  • (FIU) ROBERT STEMPEL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK (Miami, FL)
  • FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY (Tallahassee, FL)
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (Statesboro, GA)
  • GREENVILLE COLLEGE (Greenville, IL)
  • KING’S COLLEGE (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • LARKIN UNIVERSITY (Miami, FL)
  • LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (Los Angeles, CA)
  • MERCY COLLEGE (Dobb’s Ferry, NY)
  • MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (Long Branch, NJ)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Newark, NJ)
  • NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COLLEGE (Rolling Meadows, IL)
  • ROYAL CROWN COLLEGE (Toronto, Canada)
  • SAINT ELIZABETH UNIVERSITY (Morristown, NJ)
  • SCHREINER UNIVERSITY (Kerrville, TX)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY (Staffordshire, England)
  • SUNY OSWEGO (Oswego, NY)
  • SUNY PLATTSBURGH (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • SUNGSHIN WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY (Seoul, South Korea)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT (Bridgeport, CT)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON (Brighton, England)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER (Chester, England)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY (Abbotsford, British Columbia)
  • UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH (London, England)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON (Southampton, England)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND (Sunderland, UK)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST ENGLAND (Bristol, UK)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA (Pensacola, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (Menomonie, WI)
  • VALENCIA COLLEGE (Orlando, FL)

For more information on the above, please contact Samara Chamble, AUA Manager of University Partnerships, at [email protected]

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