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  • When do applications for the MBBS/MGHD Program open? 
    • Applications for the MBBS/MGHD Class of 2030 are now open from 27th September 2023 to 19 January 2024 at 5 PM CAT.
  • What is the timeline for the MBBS/MGHD 2023/2024 intake admissions process? 
    • 15 weeks
  • Does the MBBS/MGHD accept international applicants?  
    • YES, UGHE is accepting applications from these countries: Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Rwanda and non-Rwandan national with refugee status in Rwanda.   
  • I applied to the MBBS/MGHD program last year but wasn’t accepted. Can I reapply? 
    • Applicants who have applied to the MBBS program in the past but have been unsuccessful are encouraged to re-apply. Candidates can apply twice to join the program. 
  • I am already a medical student in a different university. Am I allowed to apply? 
    • NO. UGHE does not accept transfer students. A transfer student is one who applies to UGHE after having begun his or her study program at a different university or school.  
  • If I am accepted into the MBBS/MGHD 2023/2024 intake but choose not to attend, can I defer my acceptance?  
    • Acceptance into the MBBS/MGHD Class of 2030 does not guarantee acceptance in the future. If an applicant chooses to decline his/her offer, s/he is required to reapply for admission. 
    • If a student who has dropped out of the program would like to rejoin, they must re-apply to the program through the normal application process.  
  • Duration of validity of the High School/Upper Secondary leaving marks: 2 Years 
    • Only candidates that completed their high school in 2022 and 2023 are eligible to apply.
  • If I already have a Bsc degree, can I apply 
    • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in any of these specialties: Nursing, Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Radiography, Anesthesia, or other fields closely related to health care.
      • Note: An undergraduate degree will STRICTLY be used as a WAIVER of the year the candidate completed their A’Level studies. This means that applicants need at least a grade C in their A’Level subject combinations that includes Biology and Chemistry principal subjects. In case of foreign qualifications, applicants should apply for equivalency via IREMBO using their A’Level results  to be eligible for admission.
      • The Bachelor’s degree and A’Level/senior 6 results will be considered for admission.
  • If I have international A’Level results, am I eligible to apply?
  • Can I complain, challenge the Admissions process? 
    • YES you can. Complaints or concerns related to UGHE’s admissions policies or procedures must be brought to the UGHE  Registrar in writing for review. If the concern or grievance is related to the UGHE Associate Registrar, it should be brought in writing to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences for review.
  • How do you assure transparency? 
    • UGHE aims to educate students who have a global interest, a commitment to leadership, and a desire to address issues of inequity and disparity through health delivery. UGHE Registrar’s Office aligns with this vision by considering all applications in a holistic and equitable manner. The Office values all aspects of an applicant’s profile, including but not limited to supplemental documents, National Exams results, admissions exams and interviews, and overall alignment with the University’s mission and vision. 

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