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Tuition and Fees

@Nucleus University School of Medicine, Aruba (NUSOM)

Students

NUSOM University offers an affordable choice for medical education. Applicants are encouraged to compare the total cost of the 4 or 5-Year MD program at NUSOM with other offshore or US medical schools. Students discover that NUSOM can provide them with the highest quality medical education at a truly affordable rate. In a comprehensive survey of US medical schools NUSOM tuition is ranked 50% lower than the average cost of US medical schools.

4 Year MD Degree Program

The breakdown of fees for the 4 Year MD Degree program is outlined below. Please note that all fees are in US$ Dollars.


Basic Sciences

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 1 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 2 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 3 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 4 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 5 16 Weeks $9950
Total for Basic Sciences $49,750

Clinical Sciences

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 6 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 7 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 8 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 9 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 10 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 11 12 Weeks $14,950
Total for Clinical Sciences $89,700

5 Year MD Degree Program

The breakdown of fees for the 5 Year MD Degree program is outlined below. Please note that all fees are in US$ Dollars.


Pre-med (For International Students)

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 1 16 Weeks $6950
Semester 2 16 Weeks $6950
Semester 3 16 Weeks $6950
Total for Pre-med (International) $20,850

Pre-med

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 1 16 Weeks $6950
Semester 2 16 Weeks $6950
Semester 3 16 Weeks $6950
Total for Pre-med $20,850

Basic Sciences

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 1 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 2 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 3 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 4 16 Weeks $9950
Semester 5 16 Weeks $9950
Total for Basic Sciences $49,750

Clinical Sciences

Session: Duration: Fees:
Semester 6 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 7 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 8 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 9 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 10 12 Weeks $14,950
Semester 11 12 Weeks $14,950
Total for Clinical Sciences $89,700
Fee Structure

At the beginning of their course of study, all NUSOM students are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable enrollment/administrative fee of USD $500.00 and no charges for application fee.

Tuition fees are due on the first of the month prior to the month of commencement of the semester (i.e. December 1st, April 1st, and August 1st). If fees are not paid on time, cancellation of enrollment may occur and a USD $100 late fee will be applied upon reinstatement.


Citizens of Aruba are awarded a 50% tuition scholarship (Basic Sciences Only) as approved by the Government of Aruba.


Fees should be paid to the university’s Canadian admissions office by certified check, bank draft, money order, or wire transfer made payable to NUSOM, in US dollars.


Additional General Costs – Food and Lodging

Food and lodging can range from $800 to $1000 per month depending on individual habits and preferences. Housing expenses usually vary depending on the type of apartment preferred and whether or not you are sharing with roommates. When sharing an apartment with roommates rental rates can be brought down to as low as $500 per month. Food expenses vary, once again, depending on individual taste and habit. Please note that all fees are in US Dollars. Arrangement of housing for new students can be done by the University.

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR TRANSPORTATION AND LIVING EXPENSES.


Health Insurance

The government of Aruba requires that all new students obtain health insurance before they are enrolled into the Aruba Health Care System. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Once the student VISA is secured general medical insurance is provided by the Government of Aruba. The approximate cost is US$400.00-$600.00.


Indemnity/Malpractice Insurance during Clinical Rotations

All students are required to obtain malpractice insurance prior to the commencement of their clinical rotations. NUSOM University will assist students with information concerning insurance companies that provide this service. Please note that the cost of malpractice insurance is not included in the tuition fees, and usually ranges from US$ 800-1200 per year during their clinical years in the United States.


Other Fees

- Graduation Fee: $500


Tuition Refund Policy

A request for withdrawal must be submitted in writing, authorized by the Director of Administration. The amount of refund for new students who withdraw from the school is:

  • 75% refund if enrolled for two weeks or less
  • 50% refund if enrolled for three weeks or less
  • 25% refund if enrolled for four weeks or less and no refund thereafter

The date of withdrawal is counted from the date of receipt of the withdrawal letter.


No refund will be given to any current student after registration is completed.

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