Commonwealth Fellowships for Mid-career Medical Staff from Developing Commonwealth Countries, 2017

Commonwealth Fellowships for Mid-career Medical Staff from Developing Commonwealth Countries, 2017

UK Department for International Development (DFID) is offering Commonwealth Medical Fellowships. These fellowships are available for mid-career medical staff from developing countries to spend between three and six months at an approved UK university hospital, learning or improving a specific clinical skill.

The purpose is to provide mid-career medics with the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.

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.

Applicants must be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to doctors and dentists to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital.

Study Subject:  Fellowships are awarded to undertake a programme designed to enhance clinical skills.

Scholarship Award: Each fellowship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Research support grant, payable to your host university hospital ? Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,594 per month, or £1,977 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Reimbursement of the fee for a single English language test and the fee for General Medical Council (GMC) registration
  • Arrival allowance
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK or overseas
  • If applicants are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if applicants are accompanied by their children and solely legally responsible for them. The level of financial support provided through family allowances is under review and subject to change in both eligibility and rate

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: To apply for these fellowships, applicants 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 2007 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.

Nationality: Students from developing Commonwealth country can apply for these  scholarships.

List of Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.