Nursing, vocation for the care of life

It is not possible to think about the life and health of human beings without the existence of a nursing professional.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), nurses often work in precarious conditions, with low remuneration and little professional recognition.

Nursing is part of the health sciences and covers care for people of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or not, and in all circumstances.

They are always in the front row in any situation that involves a fight for life, whether it is the birth of a baby, caring for the sick or injured, or the terminal condition of a person; even in health prevention tasks.

Currently there are nearly 28 million nurses in the world, who represent more than half of the medical care personnel; However, experts warn that to achieve the dreamed-of universal health coverage, that figure needs to be increased by nine million.

Honorable are the nurses for whom providing health, preventing, curing, accompanying, is a creed they choose by vocation.

The essential functions of the nursing profession are fostering a safe environment, advocating for people, participating in health policy, managing patient care, of health systems, research and improvement.



Course start date: September

Duration: 5 years

Graduate title: Bachelor of Nursing

Price: 33,000.00 USD (includes registration fee)


1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year
6,000.00 6,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00

There is the possibility of requesting only one year of studies, particularly the last years of the degree, the price of which is 20% higher than the total price declared in this document for each academic year.

Facilities for payment deadlines

Undergraduate At the beginning of the course Closing of the first semester Before examining
1st and 2nd Year 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00
3rd and 4th Year 2,500.00 2,500.00 2,000.00
5th Year 2,500.00 2,500.00 2,000.00



Course start date: September

Duration: 5 years

Graduate title: Bachelor in “name of the degree”

Price: From 32,000.00 USD to 33,000.00 USD (includes registration fee)


BACHELOR'S DEGREES 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year Total
Medical Imaging and Radiophysics 6,000.00 6,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00 33,000.00
Clinical Bioanalysis 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,500.00 32,500.00
Health Information Systems 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,500.00 32,500.00
Optometry and Optics 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,500.00 32,500.00
Health rehabilitation 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,000.00 32,000.00
Nutrition 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,000.00 32,000.00
Hygiene and Epidemiology 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,000.00 32,000.00
Logophonoaudiology 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 7,000.00 32,000.00



Applicants to complete undergraduate courses must present the following documents to enroll

  1. Pre-university graduate degree, high school or equivalent level.
  2. Certificate of grades, for validation with a view to continuing studies.
  3. Health certificate that includes, in addition to the declaration that you do not carry communicable diseases and specifically the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), as well as as physical or mental impediments disabling for the exercise of the profession to which they aspire and in the case of females a certificate that ensures that they are not disabled. pregnant,
  4. Not having disabling diseases... See Disabling Diseases
  5. Document certifying that you have no criminal record.
  6. Birth Certification.


  1. Ten (10) 1x1 inch size photos.
  2. Speak and write Spanish.

NOTE: Applicants whose native language is not Spanish must pass the preparatory course or pass the proficiency exam.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The aforementioned documents must be legalized by the Cuban consulates abroad.

Other documents required to enroll:

  1. Proof of admission to the course issued by the Agency that approved the course. the same.
  2. Payment receipt corresponding to the amount of the established rates.
  3. Cuban Health Insurance purchased from the health insurance provider company ASISTUR, which can be purchased prior to or in the week after your arrival in Cuba.

If the student has any insurance, she can bring it and ASISTUR determines if it is valid and/or compatible with those she offers.



The preparatory course is mandatory for foreign students whose native language is not Spanish, with the exception of those who demonstrate their proficiency in the Spanish language through a proficiency exam (oral and written). ), by personal request prior to the start of your studies.

It will be An essential condition for the continuity of university studies is that students pass the preparatory studies.

Duration of the preparatory course: 20 weeks

Proficiency exam: It is taken at any time prior to the start of the course

Price for the Spanish language proficiency exam: 100.00 USD

Price for the Spanish preparatory course: 2,400.00 USD



  1. Enrollment, right to attend all teaching and optional activities, both theoretical and practical.
  2. Right to all career exams, including the final state exam.
  3. Certification of grades for academic periods legalized by the University.
  4. Delivery of graduate degree, certification of grades, thematic plan and certificate of good practice legalized by the University at the end of the degree.
  5. Use of library services during studies.
  6. Free access to the INFOMED online platform and the digital databases of this site, teaching consultations, obtaining Cuban books in e-book format.
  7. Access to sports and cultural areas of the study center and participation in its different events.
  8. Scientific advice for research work.
  9. Possibility of publishing articles in Cuban magazines.



The Cuban Medical Services Marketing Company (CSMC) establishes payment policies that are listed below:

  • Medical programs and other services must be prepaid before arrival at the corresponding medical institution or UCM.
  • The prices of the Medical Programs, Academic Studies or other services are in USD... See Payment Policy

Payments are by bank transfer from abroad or online payments through the payment gateway. Online payments will be made using credit, debit or prepaid cards: VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, AMERICAN EXPRESS, ServiRed and VISAL Electron.

You can also pay directly at the Cuban Medical Services Marketing Company once in Havana, but the first payment must be from your country ONLINE.

Once your trip is confirmed, we will send you the link with the corresponding payment invitation.

You must confirm with your bank that the card can be used in Cuba and that it has the appropriate funds and limits enabled.

We are not responsible if while in Cuba your card does not work and you cannot begin the registration procedures.


  • Regardless of whether the prices are established in USD, transfers cannot be made in US dollars or from banks or branches with US capital. For this reason, the transfer must be made in Euros/Pounds Sterling/Canadian Dollars.
  • The shipment must specify the name of the student to whom the payment is intended.
  • It must be ensured that the Cuban party receives the full agreed amount, without discounts.
  • The expenses associated with bank transfers made in favor of Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, S.A. (CSMC) for the payment of the agreed academic activity in correspondence with the terms of this Annex, will be assumed entirely by each student, so that CSMC receives the corresponding amount, free of surcharges and other discounts that may apply.
  • To make payments online through the payment gateway, students must fill out the following form to request an invitation to pay ONLINE
  • While in Cuba you can make the payment in person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Medical Services Marketing Company
  • A discount of up to three percent of the value of the academic year is authorized if full payment is made before starting the academic year.



  1. The legalization of documents in MINREX for use abroad is not permitted. included in the tuition payments, it will be made on a personal basis by the student and covering the entire cost.
  2. Once your registration is official, the application will proceed. to the signing of a contract between the student, the University and the Cuban Medical Services Marketing Company (Branches). If the student does not appear for the agreed academic services, the fee will be deducted. 10% of the agreed sum.
  3. If the student withdraws for any reason during the first week after the time declared in the study program of the professional improvement figures has elapsed: courses, training, internships, etc. or the first month of those corresponding to academic career training, the amount will be deducted. 10% of the total payment made for academic services.
  4. If the student causes academic withdrawal, due to personal problems, or illness, within 50% of the time declared in the study program of the academic activity carried out, he or she is entitled to a refund of 40% of the payment made. . After 50% and one (1) day of the time declared in the program, you will not have right to  any remuneration. The above does not exempt the student from paying any other financial responsibility acquired.
  5. If the withdrawal is the result of violations of discipline or non-compliance with the Regulations for foreign students in Cuban higher education centers, you will not obtain any refund.
  6. Refund only applies to the undergraduate studentwhich causes withdrawal from the academic year before taking the first semester exams.
  7. If it is necessary to make a refund, it will only be made to the beneficiary in Cuba in USD, or failing that and in very exceptional cases, duly justified, to the originator of the transfer by means of an accreditation document before a public notary and duly legalized at the Cuban Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin.
  8. Payments for academic services, as well as as for logistical assurance, accommodation and food does not include: teaching materials, national or international transportation, telephone or Internet communications, books, teaching aids, other instruments medical, printing of materials, immigration procedures in Cuba (change of immigration status and preparation of an identity document), translations and legalizations before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or embassies, procedures and transfer of corpses ;see in case of death. It is the responsibility of each student to travel to and from the airport at the beginning and end of their studies and during the vacation period between one academic year and another if they decide to travel.



The race programs cannot suffer any type of variation in contenido or time.

The race programs are not sent before your arrival and formalization of your registration.



In health system facilities

  • Price: USD 6.85 per person per day (includes breakfast, lunch, food and accommodation)
  • Accommodation: Rooms shared by several students, the number depends on its dimensions according to school hygiene standards, two-level bunk beds and natural ventilation. Collective bathrooms at a rate of up to 10 students per room.
  • Meals, menu directed, which is offered in the student residences for Cuban university students, based on traditional Cuban cuisine, following Cuban food standards under current conditions. The student has the option to consume it or not, but will not receive adaptation or other offers. The offer of vegetarian meals or any other type that responds to religious beliefs and/or cultural factors is not prohibited. available.
  • All students staying in student residences belonging to the National Health System are required to comply with the Disciplinary Regulations established in each institution


  • Hotels
  • Houses of private tenants duly legalized.

Accommodation in non-legalized houses is a violation of the Regulations for Foreign Students in Cuba.

If you need help, you must express it in your request and we will take care of informing you of what is necessary, this guidance has no additional cost.

We have offers for hotels and rental houses for families with private rooms and apartments with affordable prices and excellent comfort that can be rented individually or with several students according to their affinity and capacity of the place.


We understand that before making your request through this means, you have You will be informed through our different pages of all the conditions, requirements, prices, contents and procedures regarding the study you request.
Application Form for Nursing Studies in Cuba

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