Citizenship programs with educational incentives

Do you know that there are citizenship programs that offer great educational incentives? One of them is the case of the Grenada program, a country with one of the best medical universities

Grenada is home to St George’s University (SGU), a center of worldwide medical, veterinary, and liberal arts education. The university is linked with a number of other educational institutions across the world, including those in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia, attracting students and teachers from all over the world.

Medical students complete a residency as part of their postgraduate training, which involves further training in a clinical setting such as a hospital or clinic. The university has branches in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India, and students undergo a 16-week internship in hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. The majority of SGU medical graduates are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and as a result, they seek residency training in the United States.

Over 19,000 medical graduates from St. George’s University embrace the principle of global education and apply their knowledge both at home and abroad. Graduates of SGU are working or furthering their education in more than 50 countries around the world. Their diploma is accepted in 47 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. SGU boasts a 94% pass rate in the 2019 USMLE 1.

Many governing bodies have authorized and approved the University’s programs, which have been continuously regarded as the best in the region.

How to study in Grenada if you are a foreigner

St. George’s University offers a range of institutional bursaries to honor academic achievement and provide admission to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial need. Institutional bursaries are provided to around 28% of each entering class, with rewards based on academic distinction and/or financial need.

Applicants and students studying medicine or veterinary medicine at St. George’s University are eligible for the Grenada Partnership Award, which provides a 90% reduction on university tuition, which means they only have to pay 10% of the university’s undergraduate tuition expenses. To qualify, citizens must have lived in Grenada for at least a year before registering. A gap year before starting university could be very beneficial to the student. If you are unable to meet these requirements, you are eligible for a Caribbean undergraduate scholarship, which entitles you to a 65 percent discount for the first year, after which the 90% award will apply. If you are a Grenadian citizen and thus a citizen of a CARICOM country, you are eligible for a Caribbean undergraduate scholarship, which entitles you to a 65% discount for the first year, after which the 90% award will apply.

Non-Grenada natives can still avail of the reduced costs in tuition through obtaining citizenship in Grenada. The country offers a Citizenship by Investment Program, inaugurated in 2013, which provides a pathway to education in St. George’s University.

How to get citizenship in Grenada

Grenada’s investment visa program grants investors second citizenship and a passport, allowing them to travel visa-free to over 153 countries, including the United Kingdom, EU Schengen countries, and China. Grenada’s citizens can also apply for an E2 treaty investor visa in the United States.

Citizenship lasts a lifetime and is transferable to future generations. In Grenada, it is also legal to have dual citizenship. Application for citizenship can include dependents such as children under the age of 30, parents and grandparents of all ages, siblings or spouses of the primary applicant who are above 18 years old, single, and do not have children. There are no language requirements for a Grenadian citizenship, no country restrictions, and no requirements to stay in the country. Citizenship also permits you to live, work, and settle in any other CARICOM member country.

There are several investment options for this program.

  • You have the option to make a donation, with a minimum contribution of US$150,000 for a single candidate. Applicants and up to three dependents are eligible for a total of US$200,000. For each additional dependent, the fee is US$25,000.
  • You may also opt to directly purchase authorised real estate with a minimum worth of US$350,000 and a five-year holding period, or purchase a minimum of US$220,000 worth of shared investment on real estate which must be held for at least five years.

Keep in mind that there are additional fees, such as Due Diligence, Application, Processing, and other Government fees, which have to be paid.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no criminal history, and submit all essential documentation in English through an authorized agent. The application process takes roughly around four to eight months, where the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Grenada makes a recommendation to the appropriate authority. Within 60 business days following the formal application submission, a decision will be made and Grenada receives the investment funds.

Approximately one month after receiving formal permission, Grenadian citizenship documents and passports are issued.

The Citizenship by Investment Program in Grenada is ideal for families who wish to invest not only in property and business opportunities in Grenada, but also in the future and education of their children and their grandchildren. If you are interested in attending St. George’s University and attaining the Grenada Partnership Award, Orience International can assist you and your family through the application process.