Cuba makes more scholarships available to Antigua and Barbuda students


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 the Hon. 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 provide the 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 to include Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Cardiology and Nephrology .

New applicants are also being given the opportunity to pursue medical and dentistry studies.

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.

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  1. Cuba 🇨🇺 like Venezuela 🇻🇪 have been true and loyal friends and allies with Antigua & Barbuda. Both these countries have helped out when other countries have looked the other way.

    These extra scholarship placements are indeed welcomed.


    • So true Brixtonian. That is why our PM doesn’t let the opportunity pass at the UN to call on our big friend the USA to stop their bullying of Venezuela and Cuba and sit with them and solve their differences. It has been much too long. Children that are growing up today don’t even understand why the USA is doing what it is doing. The cold war days are over.

  2. So why go for Nigerian nurses, instead of making some type of financial arrangements with the Cuban government. I here the excuse about language barrier. Our students go there on full scholarships so what about giving the Cubans free English classes.

    • And you are so smart. How long will it take to teach someone English, while you need to solve the problem now. The Cuban nurses are good indeed, but they cannot explain to the patients’ things in simple English. That is why we also had doctors out of India who spoke English or Syria. When you are going to study in a foreign country the requirement is that you will learn the language. And we can now see our students taking up that challenge and going to study in China and Russia and Poland. It is very beautiful to hear an Antigua conversing with a Chinese in Madorin.

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