The Gambia

American International University West Africa (AIUWA) is a registered and approved institution of higher education by Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of The Gambia.
Cost effective and World-Class education is available to qualified and motivated students directly after High School.


Medical and health programs based on curriculum recommended by respective US professional councils for accreditation are offered through AIU Health Science Center at The Gambia consisting of 5 Colleges.

College of Medicine - Offers a (6) year program directly after high school leading to Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree. All documentation for full registration and accreditation have been received by The Gambia Medical and Dental Council which has authorized the program to continue until the constitution of the new council is established by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. AIUWA is listed in IMED FAIMER Directory published by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (US) and is an institutional member of European Medical Association.

College of Dentistry - Offers a (5+) year program directly after high school leading to Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) Degree.

College of Pharmacy - Offers a (5) year program directly after high school leading to Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) Degree.

College of Nursing - Offers a (3) year accelerated program after high school leading to
Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) Degree.

RN to BSN (Hons) Degree for Anesthesia, Perioperative, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Midwifery (2 year programs).

College of Health Professionals - Offers (2) year program after high school leading to
Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Technician.


College of Management & Information Technology - Offers (4) year degree program after high school leading to Bachelors of Science Degrees in Accountancy and Finance, Philosophy Politics and Economics, Human Resources and Labor Management, Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) degree. Starting May 2014

New Campus in Gambia Registration of
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Placement test being taken on September 7, 2011.
AIU Students attending the Telemedicine Lecture 7/13/2012
New campus under construction at The Gambia
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Latest News
August 16, 2014

The University has decided to postpone September 2014 intake of new students because of the Ebola crisis. All current students, especially from Ebola stricken countries, are advised not to travel to their countries. This is a precautionary measure to ensure health and safety of all. The University shall have their residential campus operational even during the holidays. All new students who have been accorded admission are advised not to travel to The Gambia. The new intake students shall be advised as soon as the clearance is obtained from Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. For further information email:

August 5, 2014

Student scores in the 99th percentile at NBME exams held on July 26, 2014. The story is reported by Observer Newspaper in Gambia. Click here for details:

September 10, 2013

Honorable Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Omar Sey welcomed the group of new students who joined the university from September 2013. The freshman class attended the orientation with a visit to the hospital and the new construction site of AIU Health Science Center at Kanifing Institutional Area.

September 1, 2013

AIU Kotu Campus was acquired last month to be utilized as a residential halls for international student.
The 80 rooms facility is exclusively for the AIUWA students.

November 30, 2012

Clearing at the newly acquired land for the permanent site of the new campus has begun ahead of schedule. The construction is scheduled to start within next 40 days. Currently estimated to cost $16M, the new campus shall have 11 laboratories, 4800 sq.ft library, 18 classrooms, 2 dry labs and 12 conference rooms. The new campus is scheduled to be completed in 2014/15.

The plans for the main buildings are being finalized.

November 5, 2012

Land acquired for new campus

5+ acre of land in the heart of the city has been acquired for building a new and permanent campus. The land is ideally located just 2 blocks from the Friendship Residence Hall and 3 blocks from Serekunda Hospital.

On October 29, 2012, the ground breaking ceremony was conducted on the newly acquired land. Many faculty staff and students attended the ceremony where prayer to Mother Earth was offered.
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