On behalf of the Administration, faculty and staff of American International Medical University, I want to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you! Congratulations on making a very positive choice in becoming a student and a member of our AIM-U family.
Our highly qualified, committed and friendly staff will ensure that your experience at AIM-U is one that will be imprinted on your mind as the most rewarding and fulfilling. Our faculty members are committed to advising and working with you to guide your progress, along with other academic and professional goals you envision for yourself.
We look forward to working with you. Do enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of being both a university student and a developing health care professional. I wish you a rewarding and successful academic year. Once again from the entire AIM-U family, Welcome!
Accommodation & Facilities
Class Rooms/ Library/Labs
The class rooms are equipped with LCD projectors and on line teaching facilities.The university has a vast collection of books, journals and referrals in its Library.The Anatomy lab is equipped with cadavers and specimens for the dissections besides well stocked anatomy models and charts. Wide range of pathology and microbiology slides is sourced with superior microscope. The Physiology, Chemistry labs and a computer centre with internet facility are other notable facilities.
Accommodation in the campus:
Accommodation in the campus is advisable and fee is Minimum
Note: Accommodation fee is to be updated
- All fees quoted are on semester basis
2. The quoted above fee is including of Unlimited Internet
3. Electricity and Water will be additional
You are eligible to seek off-campus housing if you are married, have children, are bringing pets or with special permission from the Housing Office. The Housing Office will provide you with a list of university-approved housing.
Students can use the AIM – U Cafeteria which provides a variety of cuisine including American, Indian and Chinese at affordable prices.
The AIM-U Cafeteria is open seven days a week from 7.00 AM to 9 PM and provides breakfast, lunch and dinner during posted hours.
- For new students, the food reservation must be confirmed for a minimum of 6 months.
- The amount paid is non-refundable and non-transferrable
- Breakfast time – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Lunch time – 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Dinner Time – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. After 8:00, take away is available
- Lunch : 275 EC$ / Month
- Dinner: 175 EC$ / Month
- Breakfast: 175 EC$ / Month
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner : 625 EC$ /Month
- Lunch and Dinner: 450 EC$ / Month
- Breakfast: 8 EC$
- Lunch: 9 EC$
- Dinner: 8 EC$
Please note that alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited in the AIMU campus
Hostel Accommodation at AIMU
Accommodation and meal plans are available at AIMU. Housing options vary according to amenities and cost. Students can speak with the Admissions Office to decide upon a meal plan and housing that best suits their financial capabilities.
The American International Medical University is affiliated with a housing company which provides accommodation for students. Following are the accommodation options and conditions.
- Accommodation is reserved for 6 months and it is mandatory for every new student to stay for a minimum of 6 months. Students are required to pay 6 months’ rent up front to the accommodation bank account before travelling to St. Lucia. This includes 1 month security deposit.
- For security purposes and parental notification, students who relocate to another address must inform the housing company and the University of the new address. This information will also be communicated to parents. Additionally, whiles re-registering for classes, this information is required on the registration form and must be indicated accurately with up to date information by all students.
There are 2 packages available as follows:
- Without Air Conditioner – Package of $670 E.C Dollars/month ($250 USD) includes:
- Water bill
- Electricity(Non AC),
- Basic amenities
- With Air Conditioner – Package of $800 E.C Dollars/month ($300 USD) includes:
- Water bill
- Electricity INCLUDING Air Conditioner
- Basic amenities
A helper is appointed for washing the clothes and students have to pay $5 EC dollars per wash (bag of cloths) which includes washing and drying. Staff is responsible for the collection and delivery of the laundry.
Accommodation will be confirmed based on availability. Before making the accommodation payment, please confirm which option is available.
Immunization is not required unless the student is joining within 6 days of arriving from an infected area. There are several Hospitals available near the campus.
There are six medical facilities:
Victoria Hospital – Tel: 452-2421
National Mental Wellness Centre – Tel. 452-7393
Tapion Hospital – 459-2000
St. Jude’s Vieux Fort – Tel: 454-6041
Soufriere – Tel: 459-7258/5001
Dennery – Tel: 453-3310
Internet and Phone Services
Students can access internet services at AIM-U’s Main campus. WIFI is accessible to all students in the classrooms, library or anywhere on campus. Students living in the hostel have access to internet and WIFI.
There are three (3) main telecommunication companies on the island. They include:
- KARIB CABLE
Upon arrival students can choose to acquire a SIM card with which ever company provides the services best suited to their needs. The admissions office can guide students if they require more information.
LIME also offers a NET SPEAK package which allows a fixed monthly charge and enables student’s unlimited calls to the USA and CANADA. If you are interested in this package, please speak with someone from the Admissions Office.
Convenience & Location
AIM-U is located in the Tourism HUB of the Gros-Islet area. The Main Campus and hostel are within walking distance of Malls, Supermarkets, Banks and major recreational areas including the beach, playing fields and restaurants.
The main mode of transportation in Saint Lucia is the MINIBUS SYSTEM. AIM-U is a 15-minute drive from the capital city, Castries. Transportation costs are fairly low and vary dependent on your destination
There are a number of international and local banks in the Gros-Islet, Rodney Bay area. Students can open accounts with the bank of their choice, use wire transfer services and any other service which they might require. There are three (3) popular banks in the Rodney Bay area:
- Bank of Saint Lucia
- The Bank of Nova Scotia
- First National Bank
PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT BANKING HOURS ARE FROM 8am – 2pm weekly. Most banks are closed on the weekend. You can however, access ATMs at almost every major mall or supermarket. First National Bank is open on Saturday morning 9am-12pm at its Rodney Bay Mall.
Two airports are located in the Island, Hewanorra to the South and George F.L. Charles to the North.
Most international airlines, such as American Airlines/Eagle, Delta, Jet Blue, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, West Jet, fly regularly to Saint Lucia.
Students would have to inform the Admissions Office of their flight itinerary so that arrangements can be made for pick up at the airport. There will be a minimal charge for airport transfer. Charges will vary depending on the location of the airport (approximately 25USD – 80USD). The University will offer a complimentary airport transfer for the first time arrival