Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Commonwealth Medical Scholarships for Clinical Training in UK

There is a great opportunity for International students from developing Commonwealth countries to study Medicine in the United Kingdom under Commonwealth Medical Fellowships/Scholarships programs.

These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Who can apply for these scholarships?

Mid-career medics working in universities or affiliated teaching hospitals in developing Commonwealth countries.
Fellows are expected to participate in clinical practice during their fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC).

To apply for these fellowships, you must:
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university
  • Be nominated to the CSC by an eligible institution
  • Be available to start your fellowship in the UK on 1 October 2017
  • Have qualified as a doctor between 1 October 2008 and 30 September 2010, or before 1 October 2002
  • Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) by 15 May 2017

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

See eligible countries >> Commonwealth Medical Scholarships Eligible countries 

How to apply

All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2017 at the latest. Opening in August 2017.

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