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.

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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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February 28, 2015


American International University West Africa has been approved by Google to implement Google Apps for its students, faculty and staff. The most important services scheduled to be implemented are: Emails, Calendar, Classroom and all associated Google Apps programs which shall enable faculty and students communicate effectively. It is estimated that the services shall be implemented within 4-6 months.

The primary reason to implement Google Apps is email. AIUWA was maintaining its own email servers for the students and faculty with limited inbox capacity. This challenge has been resolved utilizing the Google Apps. We intend to integrate all educational apps like Google Classroom, Calendar etc. provided by Google to make it easier for faculty and students communicate in an easier way and on one platform.

August 29, 2014

AIUWA signs Affiliation Agreement with Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago

American International University West Africa (AIUWA) is proud to announce affiliation agreement with Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL which enables AIUWA students to perform clinical training in the Chicago-area teaching hospital.

AIUWA students in their 3rd year of medical school will have an option to train in surgery, internal medicine, OBGYN, Psychiatry and other clerkships at Jackson Park Hospital (JPH). The JPH Residency programs includes Family Practice, and is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which is responsible for accrediting graduate medical education training programs.

“We look forward to this this new partnership with JPH and think this will be a great opportunity for AIUWA students to learn from a team of physicians and other clinical staff dedicated to training the next generation of doctors in the best practices of patient care,” said Dinesh Shukla, President of AIUWA. “Jackson Park Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs in the South Chicago suburbs for over 100 years. Their medical education program will offers our students the unique clinical experience in patient care in a hospital with a real commitment to mentoring medical students.”

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.
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