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MBBS/MGHD Applicant Eligibility – 2022 Intake

Candidates from these countries: 

BURUNDI

    • Burundian national 
    • Secondary (A-Level) or Diplôme ďEtat (State Diploma),
    • An original certificate of participation or success in the State Examination;
    • National exam scores with at least two principal passes in the following subject combinations, or equivalent:
      • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
      • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
      • Biology-Chemistry-Geography(BCG) 
  • Note: Should have principal passes in biology and chemistry.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

TANZANIA

    • Tanzanian national 
    • Secondary (A-Level) or the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)
  • A credit in Mathematics at “O level” and a subsidiary pass at “A level” is compulsory.
    • At least two principal passes in the following Natural Science subject combinations, or equivalent with minimum entry of 11 points whereby one must have at least C grade in each subject: A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2
      • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
      • Chemistry, Biology and Geography (CBG)
      • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
      • Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture (CBA)
      • Chemistry, Biology and Food & Human Nutrition (CBN)
  • Note: Should have principal passes in biology and chemistry.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

UGANDA 

    • Ugandan national 
    • Secondary (A-Level) or the Advanced Certificate of Education
    • At least two principal passes in the following subject combinations obtained at the same sitting, or equivalent:
      • Biology-Chemistry-Math (BCM)
      • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
      • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
  • Note: Should have principal passes in biology and chemistry.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

DRC 

    • Congolese national 
    • A Diplome d’Etat (State Diploma) or Brevet (Certificate) obtained from the Long Cycle General and Technical Education
    • National exam scores with an overall aggregate symbols of at least Excellent, La Plus Grande Distinction, Grande Distinction and Distinction  with at least two principal passes in the following science subject combinations, or equivalent:
      • Biology-Chemistry-Math (BCM)
      • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
      • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
  • Note: Should have principal passes in biology and chemistry.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

RWANDA

Candidates who meet the following criteria by matriculation are eligible to apply for the MBBS/MGHD program:

    • Rwandan national or non-Rwandan national with refugee status in Rwanda
    • Secondary (A-Level) or High School Diploma
    • National exam scores with an overall aggregate score of at least 60, and at least two principal passes with an aggregate score of at least 24 in the following subject combinations, or equivalent:
      • Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB)
      • Math-Chemistry-Biology (MCB)
      • Biology-Chemistry-Geography(BCG) 
  • Note: Should have principal passes in biology and chemistry.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The MBBS/MGHD program also welcomes candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, laboratory science, pharmacy, radiography, anesthesia, or other field closely related to health care and meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. In addition to meeting the criteria outlined above, candidates falling under this category must also have demonstrated work experience in a health sciences or global health capacity in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, DRC and Uganda. 

Under special circumstances, candidates who do not meet the national exam aggregate score requirement but have principal passes in biology and chemistry and one other subject and an aggregate score of at least 40 (For Rwandese students) may be considered for admission. Candidates with academic records from international institutions must seek an equivalency certificate from the Rwanda Education Board (REB). 

Students must be physically and mentally fit at all times throughout the duration of the MBBS/MGHD program. Therefore, students with an impairment may not be accepted into the MBBS/MGHD program. Impairment shall mean, as per the RMDC’s Regulations for Indexing of Medical and Dental Students, ”a physical or mental impairment, disability, condition, or disorder (including substance abuse or dependence) that detrimentally affects or is likely to detrimentally affect the medical/dental student’s capacity to undertake clinical training,”  including, but not limited to, complete loss of vision, complete loss of hearing, serious musculoskeletal disabilities incompatible with the routine practice of medicine, and severe psychiatric or mental problems that may be detrimental to safe practice.

 Physical and mental fitness for study and medical practice will be determined via a medical screening procedure performed by a licensed physician designated by UGHE’s Office of Admissions and Records. Additionally, all admitted students will be required to undertake routine medical tests to ascertain physical and mental health abilities to undertake the medical program. 

  • All academic documents presented must be from an accredited institution,
  • Completed Applications must be accompanied with certified copies of academic documents,
  • Applicants whose first language is not English or did not go through an education system with English as a medium of instruction will be required to provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language to cope with the program.

Holders of Foreign Qualifications:

All applicants holding foreign qualifications must have their qualifications validated and equated by respective regulatory bodies such as the Rwanda REB.

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If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact: mbbs@ughe.org