Canadian Applicants

Learn why MUA is a top choice for Canadian students.

Canadians Pay in Canadian Dollars

Save more as you pursue your MD – pay tuition and fees in Canadian currency (CAD).

1,600+ Graduates

Join more than 1,600+ MUA graduates practicing medicine in the U.S. and Canada.

Clinical Elective Sites in Canada

Gain hands-on experience at elective sites, directly applicable to your future service in Canada.

Canadian Tuition and Fees

Embarking on your medical degree journey is a significant step, and Medical University of the Americas is here to support you by offering a tuition reduction for our Doctor of Medicine program, with Canadian dollars at par with US dollars. We’ve adjusted our tuition and fees from $230,980 USD to $181,500 CAD for Canadian students, allowing you to save more as you pursue your MD.

This tuition reduction is our commitment to helping you focus on what truly matters – your studies, passion, and skills to become a practicing physician. Here’s a breakdown of our new tuition and fees per term:

MD Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition and Fees Previous Tuition in USDNew Tuition in CAD*
Basic Science Tuition:$14,450$13,000
Basic Science Administrative Fees:$5,701$3,900
Clinical Medicine Tuition:$21,506$15,000
Clinical Medicine Administrative Fees:$5,701$3,900
*Effective for matriculants beginning on or after the September 2024 Semester.

Please visit our tuition and fees page for additional information.

*Sources: Medical school websites as of May 2024; conversion rate of $1 USD to $1.37 CAD
**Average U.S. MD Program Cost:

MUA Naveen Singh

"MUA's educators are excellent and professional. I was surrounded by people who share my passion and made lifelong friends as a result."

Naveen Singh | Canadian MUA Student

Financial Aid Options

MUA’s Canadian students are approved to apply for financial aid through their provinces. In addition, numerous banks provide student lines of credit to supplement or substitute for the provincial loan alternative. Some of these banks include RBC, TD and BOM, among others. To learn more click here

MUA has a dedicated resource focused on assisting applicants in this process. Please contact the Admissions Department for further information at 978-862-9500.

Canadian Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to offer Academic Scholarships of up to $32,500 CAD designed to assist eligible candidates in financing their education. For more information, click here.

Clinical Rotations in Canada

MUA has been working with Canadian students for many years securing clinical rotations all across Canada. These rotations take place primarily during the elective phase of their education. The process and timing in some ways mirrors that in the U.S., but there are nuances, and MUA works closely with its Canadian students to ensure that each is aware of the process and is able to target rotations appropriate to his or her line of study.

  • Documentation: MUA’s familiarity with the documentation process at the various Canadian university-affiliated programs ensures an efficient path toward garnering electives of choice.
  • Historical Data: MUA students are aware of both the programs and the rotations in which previous Canadian students have participated.
  • Guidance: While electives are chosen by the students, an MUA clinical advisor will actively counsel students about appropriate selections.
  • U.S. and Canadian Options: Canadian students have the option to pursue electives in the U.S. or Canada—or both.
  • Reputation: MUA and its students have a strong reputation throughout the Canadian affiliate system, which assists in securing rotations.

Residency and Licensure

MUA has been one of the most successful international medical schools in placing Canadian students into residencies in Canada. Canadian students are eligible to participate in both the U.S. National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)* and the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS), which take place on different schedules.

To be eligible to participate in CaRMS, Canadian students must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCQE) and have written and passed, or be scheduled to write, the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination by the September prior to the CaRMS match. Specific rules on matching in Canada do vary from province to province. Please visit the CaRMS website for more detail.

*Eligible U.S. residency programs must accept H-1 and J-1 visas.

Canadian Residency Placements Over the Years


Canadian Residency Highlights

Below is a list of some of MUA’s residency programs and specialties:

  • University of Ottawa: OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology
  • Queens University: Psychiatry
  • Western University: Internal Medicine
  • Memorial University: Psychiatry
  • U. Toronto: Psychiatry, General Surgery
  • McMaster University: Neurology, Anesthesiology
  • U. of Saskatchewan: Surgery
  • Western University: Family Medicine
  • University of Manitoba: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Canadian Elective Sites

MUA recently signed strategic partnership agreements with ten new clinical elective sites.

  • Bayshore Neurology Center
    Elective Offered: Neurology
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Booth Neurology Center 
    Elective Offered: Neurology
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Medical Centre for Integrated Health Family and Women’s Medicine
    Elective Offered: Family Medicine and Gynecology
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • OliveMD Medical Centre  
    Elective Offered: Internal Medicine 
    Location: Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Carrot Health Centre
    Elective Offered: Eye Surgery & Ophthalmology Services
    Location: Brampton, Ontario
  • Bramalea Medical Centre  
    Elective Offered: Obstetrics and Gynecology  
    Location: Brampton, Ontario 
  • Strandherd Crossing Medical Centre Nepean  
    Elective Offered: Pediatrics/Addictions Medicine 
    Location: Nepean, Ontario
  • CBI Health Nepean  
    Elective Offered: Sports Medicine 
    Location: Kanata, Ontario
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital
    Elective Offered: Multiple Electives
    Location: Oakville, Ontario
  • Canada Clinics
    Elective Offered: Family Medicine
    Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario