Antigua and Barbuda: Cuban govt to provide scholarship to students to start Medical degree in Cuba
Antigua and Barbuda: Cuban govt to provide scholarship to students to start Medical degree in Cuba Picture Courtesy: OPM Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda: The Office of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has shared an update regarding the scholarships to be provided by the government of Cuba.

According to the update on social media, “The Government of the Republic of Cuba has provided additional scholarships for Antiguan and Barbudan students to commence medical degree studies in Cuba in 2023.”

Responding to a request from Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the Government of Cuba said that it is adding seven additional scholarships to the nine granted for the 2023 Academic Year commencing in February. Four scholarships are being provided to Cuban-trained doctors to specialize, along with one additional dentistry and two medical studies scholarships.

Prime Minister Browne commended the government of Cuba for supporting his government’s desire to give the world-best possible education to its citizens from pre-school to tertiary level. “Cuba has been a true friend of Antigua and Barbuda, and despite their challenges, they have trained some of our best professionals and health care workers. They have provided the single greatest contribution to Antigua and Barbuda in the field of education, and we celebrate our strong bond of friendship,” said Prime Minister Browne.

Under the scholarship programme, doctors who were trained in Cuba are given the opportunity to specialize in their respective fields. Doctors will be able to specialize in a wide range of areas, including Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Cardiology and Nephrology. New applicants are also being given the opportunity to pursue medical and dentistry studies.

Picture Courtesy: The Office of the PM of Antigua and Barbuda

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee, which manages the scholarships, advised that the application period will remain open until December 21. Application forms are available from the scholarship division in the Office of the Prime Minister