Aboriginal Medical Student Financial Assistance Program (AMSFAP)

Manitoba’s medical graduates are the foundation of the future of healthcare in this province. The Province of Manitoba has established the Aboriginal Medical Student Financial Assistance Program to augment the number of Aboriginal students in the undergraduate medical education program at the University of Manitoba and to increase the number of Aboriginal physicians practicing in the province.

The AMSFAP provides financial assistance in the form of an interest free conditional grant to Aboriginal students studying medicine in the province of Manitoba. Note that if Return of Service is not fulfilled, interest will be charged only from the training end date until the conditional grant is repaid in one lump sum.

Additional information is available from Manitoba Education and Training, Manitoba Student Aid Branch at 204-945-5929.

AMSFAP - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

The deadline is midnight on September 15, 2017.

Who can I call if I have questions or wish to arrange a meeting?

Call AMSFAP administration staff at 204-945-5929 between 8:00 and 4:00 Monday to Friday.

What documents are required with my application?

  • Proof of your enrolment .
  • Void Cheque or Direct Deposit form - you must have a bank account (not a line of credit) in your name that is in Canadian funds at a Canadian Institution.

NOTE: If all supporting documentation is not provided with the application, the application will not be processed until all documents are received.

When and how will I receive the financial assistance?

If the application is approved, an agreement package will be sent for completion. Upon receipt of all signed documents and confirmation of enrolment, Manitoba Student Aid will automatically transfer the funds to the applicant’s Canadian bank account as indicated on the Application Form. Processing time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks once all documentation is completed.

NOTE: Applications will not be processed until all documentation is received.

Is AMSFAP financial assistance considered an asset/income when applying for Manitoba Student Aid?


What are my requirements after receiving this financial assistance?

  • To inform AMSFAP of any changes to personal address, phone number, pager number, work number, and e-mail.
  • To provide proof of name change.
  • To inform AMSFAP of any changes to training program including leave of absence.
  • To provide annual confirmation of enrolment
  • To commence the Return of Service (ROS) commitment within 90 days of program completion. Full-time practice (minimum 35 hours a week) is required in Manitoba.
  • To provide confirmation of employment annually until all conditional grants are repaid in service.
  • If ROS commitment is not fulfilled, to repay the full amount plus interest of the financial assistance in one lump sum. If participating in the AMSFAP, interest accrual commences after your training is completed.

The administrators are dedicated to providing service excellence. Questions and comments are appreciated. Please call 204-945-5929.