The Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), offers the possibility within the Faculty of Medicine to access courses for medical specialists in Internal Medicine and Imagery, in Gynecology and Obstetrics, in Surgery and in Pediatrics.

This in accordance with Congolese legislation governing Higher and University Education, prescribed by Decree No. 15/041 of December 14, 2015 establishing the criteria for the organization of postgraduate program; while complying with the following management instruments:

– Framework law n ° 14/004 of February 11, 2014 on National Education,

– Ordinance No. 16/071 of September 29, 2016 on the organization and functioning of administrative bodies of Higher and University Education;

– Vademecum of the Manager of a Higher and University Education Institution;

– The Sectorial Strategy for Education and Training 2016-2025, defining the government’s vision in terms of education which is summed up in the search for “the construction of an inclusive and quality education system contributing effectively to national development, promotion of peace and active democratic citizenship ”;

– The education policy letter of 2015 which sets the priority axes of the reform of Higher and University Education;

– The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) which advocates “quality education in equity and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities”.

Holder of a degree in Medicine or its equivalent from a National University recognized by the Congolese Ministry of Higher and University Education

– Having had an excellent academic or professional background,

– Having obtained at least two distinctions throughout the academic curriculum

– Having scored an average of at least 60% over the entire curriculum of medical studies and 65% in the final year;

– Candidates will be submitted to an admission test: interview, knowledge test thus allowing a selection ranking.

– Applicants from a national institution other than UCB will have to undergo an additional assessment test.

Students with a non-Congolese degree in Medicine

– Provide all the previous academic documents as requested (see point a above);

– Provide his Medicine degree and have its approved equivalent in accordance with the legislation of Congolese Higher and University Education;

– Admission is conditioned by passing the admission test;

– Comply with the doctor’s orders of the DR Congo

– Comply with the General Directorate of Migration of the DRC.

Groups of graduates : academics / research and clinicians

The Master’s in Medicine concerns both candidates aspiring to an academic and / or research career as well as those aspiring to a career as a clinical specialist in response to the socio-health needs of our country. These two aims will meet the criteria of the aspiring specialist himself and his abilities in correlation with the appreciation of his trainers.

Candidates targeting academic vocation:

– Having obtained at least three times the grade of distinction throughout the academic curriculum in Medicine,

– Having distinguished themselves by scientific and research curiosity (Associated with a publication or research work);

– Provide a certificate of good conduct delivered within three months before the application date;

– Provide a proof of scholarship or support (academic fees and subsistence means);

– Youths under 30 are more privileged.

Candidate targeting clinical vocation

– Be at most 40 years old;

– Have a certificate of good conduct delivered within three months before the application date;

– Hold a degree in medicine or an equivalent qualification;

– Have an average of at least 60% over the entire academic curriculum and do an admission test;

– Provide a proof of a scholarship or support (academic fees and subsistence means);

– For employed candidates, provide a recommendation and a deed of engagement from the employer certifying that he will continue to guarantee the candidate’s subsistence and pay his studies. The candidate, in this case, will have to sign a commitment to return to the employer upon completion of his studies;

– For any other candidate currently employed (private) without a recommendation from the employer, in addition to the above conditions, must provide a proof of his means of subsistence and fees;

– A candidate from a UCB partner university must comply with the clauses of the partnership;

– Every candidate must agree to work full time within the Provincial Hospital or any other hospital approved by the Faculty of Medicine during the period of his studies.

– The candidate for the specialization in Medicine submits a written request, a curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum), transcripts for all years of university study, copies of secondary school certificate and degree in Medicine to the Head of Department.

– Jointly a copy of the file with documents in PDF format must be sent to the Coordination of Postgraduate Program in Medicine preferably by email (

– The Head of Department, after mutual consultation with the Department Board, submits the file to the Dean’s office with mention of his reasoned opinion and simultaneously a copy to the Coordination;

– Applications are submitted for judgment to the faculty council;

– The faculty submits the selected applications to the Vice-Rector to Academic Affairs who decides in commission on their admissibility for the Postgraduate Program in Medicine and notifies applicants of the official decision.


– Before the call for applications, the Management of the Provincial Hospital (main training hospital) informs the Faculty of its capacity to welcome new graduates within the departments in terms of finance and supervision. This may constitute a limiting factor in the number of successful candidates (selection criteria).

– Once the official admission notification has been obtained, the candidate will have to go to the University’s Registration service to validate his year.

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