The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK offers Commonwealth Medical Fellowship for doctors and dentists from The Commonwealth Countries. This fellowship provides the opportunity to enhance clinical skills and to have catalytic effects on the workplace for the duration of three to six months at an approved UK university hospital.
Eligibility criteria for Commonwealth Medical Fellowships
You must have fulfilled below mentioned criteria to apply:
- Commonwealth country citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
- Permanent resident of a developing Commonwealth country.
- Employed by a hospital affiliated to the 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 or dentist 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)/General Dental Council (GDC) by 15 May 2017.
What does it cover?
Each fellowship provides:
- Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
- 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 2016-2076 levels)
- Reimbursement of the fee for a single English language test and the fee for General Medical Council (GMC)/ General Dental Council (GDC) registration
- Arrival allowance
- Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK or overseas
- If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your 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.
Selection Criteria: Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
- Academic merit of the candidate
- Quality of the application
- Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
How to apply for Commonwealth Medical Fellowships
You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these fellowships:
- Selected universities/medical colleges that are invited to nominate members of staff at affiliated hospitals. For a full list of eligible institutions.
- In Bangladesh, lndia, and Sri Lanka, through the national University Grants Commission.
- In Pakistan, through the Higher Education Commission
Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.
- Last date for apply: 15 November 2016
- Candidate has to send references from at least two individuals to be received by CSC by 06 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration.
- Universities that wish to be invited to nominate candidates for these fellowships should write to The Executive Secretary,
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, Woburn House,
- 20-24 Tavistock Square, London
- WC1H 9HF, UK
- Please read full information on how to apply, included detailed guide is available at
- http://bit.ly/cscuk-medical-fellowships and for detailed notice of Commonwealth Medical Fellowship 2017 CLICK HERE
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