Displaced Ukraine-based Medical Students

UHSA welcomes medical students displaced by the war in Ukraine. An applicant must be enrolled at a medical school in Ukraine to be considered a transfer student. To apply, applicants must upload to our online application, at minimum, a personal statement and transcripts so that completed courses can be evaluated.

Transcripts must be in English or include a word-by-word certified translation done by a certified translation service.

We understand the difficulty of obtaining official transcripts and other documents during this challenging period, so applications will be reviewed with unofficial copies until official records can be obtained. Student have one academic term to obtain their official transcripts.

UHSA has reinstated its application fee to allow candidates to be reviewed by the admissions committee in a timely manner. A non-refundable application fee of 50 USD is payable when submitting your application.

Ukraine Medical Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to applicants currently enrolled at a medical school in Ukraine who seek to transfer to UHSA. The scholarship reduces the tuition cost of the 4-year MD program. Annual Tuition Cost:

  • 8,500 USD/year (Doctor of Medicine and Premedical Sciences Programs).

This scholarship will be automatically awarded based on submitted transcripts, so students do not need to apply.

Cost of Attendance USD

Premedical Sciences Program

Year I 8,500
Year II 8,500
Total Premedical Program Cost 17,000

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

Basic Sciences
Year I 8,500
Year II 8,500
Total Basic Sciences Cost 17,000
Clinical Sciences
Year III 8,500
Year IV 8,500
Total Clinical Sciences Cost 17,000
Additional Fees
Malpractice insurance (Clinical Sciences) – Two annual payments 1,000
  • Malpractice insurance is required before commencing clinical clerkships. The clinical sciences department organizes coverage.
Clinical Rotations – Cost Per Week (not all hospitals charge a fee) 350


Seat Deposit 500
  • Applied towards your tuition upon acceptance.
Late Registration 100
Per the academic calendar, tuition received after the Late Registration date will be assessed a fee of 500.
Student Services – Per Term 225
  • Support services for all students
Shelf Examination – Per Exam 125
Graduation 750
  • Cost of the diploma, mailing fees, and other administrative expenses associated with graduation and postgraduate services.

8B Student Loan Program

African medical students who transfer to UHSA may also apply for financing through the 8B Student Loan program.

The 8B Student Loan Program provides African students up to 25,000 USD per year to cover their medical education and expenses.

To qualify, applicants must provide the following:

  • National Identity Document or Passport copy for proof of being from an eligible African country*.
  • Bank Statement with the last two months of transactions.
  • Two references from family members or close acquaintances.
  • UHSA acceptance letter.
  • A short essay regarding post-graduate plans: the short essay is very important for approval.

After acceptance, students may apply by visiting apply.8b.africa. Approved applicants are automatically considered for the 8B African Student Scholarship.

If you have questions, email support@8b.finance.

*Eligible countries include all African countries except the Central African Republic, Libya, Somalia, and Sudan (not South Sudan).

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