THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA currently offers scholarships to students from different countries of the world and Africa including Pakistan to get admission to Cuban public universities or health institutes for Higher studies in Cuba.

Candidates can also apply to Technical and vocational institutes for the academic year 2022-23 but this scholarship other than medicine will not be funded by the GOVERNMENT OF CUBA.

Cuban Government scholarships for 2022-23 were recently announced. The candidates applying for HEC – Cuban Government scholarships 2022 have to apply via their country nomination agency for the Government of Cuba scholarship 2022-23. The nomination agency for Pakistani students to apply for the GOVERNMENT OF CUBA is HEC Pakistan. Everyone is asking for the last date to apply for a scholarship by the GOVERNMENT OF CUBA nowadays. 

In this article, we will discuss how to apply for a Cuban Government scholarship. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for a  scholarship in Cuba? Where do we have to send documents to apply for the HEC  Scholarship for MBBS or a scholarship for Pakistani students in Cuba? Details are mentioned below in this article or blog post. We will discuss scholarships in Cuba and scholarships for African students also.

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Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Cuba Government Scholarship

Many people are looking for eligibility criteria to apply for HEC Cuba Government Scholarship. We will discuss all these basic requirements in detail.

  • Applicants must be Pakistani nationals. People from Pakistan & AJK are eligible to apply for these Cuban Government scholarships. People with Permanent residency in Pakistan can also apply for HEC Cuba Government scholarships.
  • Candidates having dual nationality can not apply because they are not eligible for these scholarships in Africa.
  • Only fresh students are eligible to apply for a medicine scholarship/MBBS scholarship in Cuba for foreign students.
  • Candidates must be ready or available to travel by the end of September 2023 or the start of November 2023. Their academic year starts in September. Only available candidates will be considered to be selected for scholarships.
  • Candidates must have done their HSSC/A levels (12th class) minimum with A grades. To apply for undergraduate applicants age must be 19 years to 23 years.
  • Applicants applying for an MBBS scholarship in Cuba must have an Intermediate result card and certificate from his or her relevant intermediate board.
  • To apply for an undergraduate degree or Mbbs or medicine in Cuba applicants must not have any criminal record in their home country or anywhere else in the world.
  • There is a specific Spanish language requirement to go for an MBBS scholarship by the Government of Cuba for the year 2022-23. We will discuss these points in detail here below in the language section.
  • Applicants must fulfill or meet the requirements set by public Universities of the Republic of CUBA.
  • Successful candidates may be expelled from the Cuba by Cuban government earlier due to any criminal activity.
  • Candidates having a Spanish language certificate will be preferred for HEC CUBA Government Scholarship.

Applicants must have a medical certificate as an HEC medical certificate sample.

 Required Documents

Here are the required Documents you should prepare for this scholarship. First, you have to apply online at 5his step there is no need for hard copies but you have to upload your documents on the HEC portal.

  • Matric and Intermediate diplomas and certificates for undergraduate students attested from their respective boards, IBCC, and Ministry of foreign affairs MOFA Pakistan.
  • For the O/A level, you have to send the documents up to your last degree all attested documents from IBCC and Ministry of foreign affairs MOFA Pakistan.
  • Applicants must have birth certificate copies attested from the Grade 16 office or from the Ministry of foreign affairs MOFA Pakistan.
  • To apply for an MBBS scholarship for Pakistani students by the Government of Cuba applicants must have Police Clearance that can be obtained from their nearest or native police department. The police clearance certificate must not be expired or more than 06 months old. otherwise, this will lead to your disqualification for Hec Cuban SCHOLARSHIP for the year 2022-23
  • 2 Passport size photos both attested from the back side by any Grade 16 officer or any authorized person.
  • Medical Certificate that certifies that Candidates don’t have any zoonotic or contagious disease that is spreadable. They required a certificate certifying that the Candidate doesn’t have Hepatitis, AIDS, or any other disorder.
  • 1 copy of the HEC printed copy with the documents listed above is required after shortlisting 9f Cuban Government scholarship for the year 2022-23.

Two Recommendation letters from your previous institute attended that certify that you are an extraordinary gentleman who is able to fit in any frame to perform well and beyond expectations.

Field of studies 

There are not so many fields for which you can apply for. There is a specific field limitation. Students can apply for MBBS scholarships in Cuba.

Last Date:

The last Date to apply for Government of Cuba Scholarships is 12th  September 2022 (16:00 hours Sharp).

For undergraduate



THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA offers MBBS scholarships for Pakistani students. They select 1 Pakistani student every year. You have to search PMC-approved medical university in Cuba or A listed university in Cuba for MBBS. HEC doesn’t take responsibility for university selection or approval by relevant councils. YOu have to be careful when choosing universities in Cuba.

Accommodation and Funding 

Many students or people are looking for accommodation in Cuba. Students selected on the Cuba Government scholarship will be provided with the following facilities

  • Free Hostel /Free accommodation
  • Free toiletries
  • 100 Cuban pesos as pocket money
  • Tuition Fee
  • Food as per the rules of Cuba

Round trip ticket, Halal food, and visa expenses will be paid by scholarship holding students later in pkr 300000 will be transferred to students Pakistani Bank account after students departure for Cuba. 

Where to Send documents:

FOR HEC CUBA SCHOLARSHIP for Mbbs for the year 2022-23, You have to send your documents to the following address specified by HEC.

All applicants must send completed hard copies of their applications along with documents through postal mail to HEC at the address given below on or before 20th September 2022.

​Foreign Funded Scholarships,

Scholarships Division, Higher Education Commission

Sector H-9, Islamabad.

How to Apply 

  • Applicants have to visit, create their account, and have to apply for the Mbbs scholarship by the Cuban government for the year 2022-23.
  • Download your application and save it it will be required by HEC later Incase if you are shortlisted.
  • Apply online at HEC on the website:  After registering and filling out your profile, please select “Learning Opportunities Abroad”


Q: Last date to apply for  Mbbs  Scholarship in Cuba?

Ans: The last date to apply for a Cuba scholarship is the 12th of September 2022. Your documents should be sent to the Islamabad office for  Mbbs scholarships in Cuba before 12th September 2022 before 4 pm by the evening.

Q: Can we study MBBS on this scholarship?

Ans: Yes, we can study MBBS/MD only on this scholarship. There is a single seat for MBBS/MD in Cuba for Pakistani student 

Q. Can we change the program after selection?

Ans: No you can’t because they selected students for Medicine/MBBS only under the GOVERNMENT OF CUBA scholarship.

Q: How many total seats of Cuba scholarships?

Ans: 1 seat is allotted for Medicine/MBBS in Cuba.

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