HousingHousing options at Medical University of the Americas include two dormitories and a wide range of homes and apartments off campus. While all unaccompanied, first semester (and pre-med) students are required to live in the dormitories, second through fifth semester students live off campus.
DORMITORIESTo ease your transition, unaccompanied first semester students live in one of two dorms that are privately owned. One dormitory is located just a mile from the main campus—just a short walk from two of Nevis’ finest beaches. A second, similar dormitory is adjacent to the campus.
The university provides van service between the campus, dorms and other select locations on Nevis.
All dormitory rooms are fully furnished and contain a microwave, refrigerator, private bath, twin beds, desks and chairs, and a small patio. Laundry, fitness center, restaurant, and grocery facilities are easily accessible.
All new, incoming unaccompanied students, single or married, are required to stay in the dorm during their first semester. An unaccompanied student is a student who does not have someone living with them on a permanent basis. There are both single and double rooms; assignments are based on availability. As part of the admissions process, you will provide information to assist in making room and roommate assignments.
Consistent with the university’s commitment to support the broader community, these dormitories are owned by Nevis residents. You'll find a list of current dormitory charges on the Financial Information page.
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSINGAfter first semester, all students live off campus. A wide range of fully furnished apartments and houses are available for rent throughout the island. In addition, many families on Nevis have private rooms for rent.
All rentals are completely furnished, which includes linens, towels, fans and, in most cases, air conditioning. On average, fully furnished housing prices start in the range of $500-$650 for a studio/one-bedroom apartment, $800-$1,100 for a two-bedroom apartment/house, and up to $1,200-$1,500 for a three-bedroom accommodation.
All properties are privately owned, and therefore the price of rentals and utilities varies. Electricity is generally a separate cost.
FoodWhen it comes to food, students at Nevis have a range of options:
- On campus, the cafeteria is open seven days a week offering students and faculty breakfast, lunch and early dinner.
- There are several grocery stores on the island.
- Nevis is also home to a number of well-regarded restaurants serving a range of cuisines.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONMedical University of the Americas has an active Student Government Association (SGA). Each semester, each class elects officers to coordinate its activities. The student president and vice president of each class and the elected executives comprise the SGA, which meets with the Dean and other administrative officers. Students may serve actively on a number of school committees.
CHRISTIANS ON CAMPUSChristians on Campus enables fellow Christians, as well as whoever is interested, to come together and study Scripture, pray and worship together, while giving each other encouragement amidst our studies.
MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATIONThe Muslim Students Association (MSA) of MUA helps provide services for Muslim students on campus. The objective of the organization is to provide the necessary accommodations needed for Muslim students to both succeed in school and practice their religion. The organization helps students with various problems that can appear while living in a new area. For example, the MSA helps to arrange housing and also provides information about prayer areas. In addition, the MSA holds meetings every Friday after block exams in which Muslims and non-Muslims can attend and learn more about the religion of Islam. Also, every semester the MSA hosts the MUA BBQ/Sports Day. It is a social event for the entire MUA student body in which there is full day of sports and food. The MSA of MUA is an organization for the students of MUA to help ensure that their needs as both a student and as a Muslim are met.
BLACK STUDENTS ASSOCIATIONStudents of African descent at MUA are welcome to join the Black Students Association (BSA), an organization formed in accordance with established bylaws catering to the well-being of its members as well as non-members of African descent.
SOUTH ASIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATIONThe South Asian Students Association (SASA) promotes Indian and South Asian culture and heritage among students, faculty and staff. Membership is open to all students of MUA. The SASA encourages members of all different cultural and ethnic background to share their experiences and talents with the MUA community by organizing Annual Cultural Show, Ethnic Food Festival and other social events throughout the school year.
STUDENT SURGICAL ASSOCIATIONThe Student Surgical Association (SSA) at MUA provides students with an opportunity to explore the field of surgery while studying Basic Sciences. SSA holds a number of events (e.g. suture clinics, phlebotomy clinics, etc.) to help students acquire some basic surgical skills even during their basic sciences years. With the help of many faculty members, SSA also gets involved in community services.
SPOUSES OF STUDENTSSpouses of Students (SOS) is a support group for the spouses and children of medical students attending MUA. This network organizes events and provides support and assistance for the initial adjustment to island life.
myMUA IntranetMedical University of the Americas students and staff stay connected through the campus information network: myMUA.
myMUA is the place to go for exam schedules, course syllabi and schedules, important notices, newsletters, online library access, student events and club information.
A login to myMUA is provided upon arrival on campus.