Organisations which offer grants, bursaries or scholarships


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United Kingdom

·   British Medical and Dental Student’s Trust– A charity providing scholarships for medical and dental students going abroad for their electives. 

·   British Geriatrics Society – Offers grants to medical students who wish to do a placement concerning healthcare in old age.

·   Nursing Association of JamaicaCharity offering grants for health education or science students, primarily for black and minority students.

·   Professional Medical Finance A bursary is offered via Professional Medical Education. 

·   Royal College of Surgeonsoffers the Preiskel Prize for students pursuing a career in surgery who wish to do a surgery elective in developing countries. 

·   Royal Society of Medicine – offers several awards and prizes through various competitions. 

·   Pathological Society – offers various grants to support research in pathology.

·   Medical Women’s Federation – various grants and prizes offered. 

·   The Medic Portal – three elective prizes offered. 

·   Beit Trust Medical Elective Bursaries – 20 bursaries per year are offered to selected applicants who apply to go to Zimbabwe, Malawi or Zambia. 

·   The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Elective Bursary – for medical students in Great Britain and Ireland who wish to focus on anaesthetics, intensive care or pain relief. 

·     The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust – Various grants and awards available for midwifery students, including those wishing to undertake an elective abroad. 



·   American Academy of Family Physicians – Various scholarships and funding opportunities in global health. 

·   Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – A grant program that enables U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. 

·      The Fund for Education Abroad – Several scholarship options for undergraduate students available. 

·      International Clinical Elective Program Scholarship – Scholarships available for 3rd and 4th year medical students wishing to do an elective abroad.

·      Massachusetts Medical Society International Health Studies Grant – Medical students and resident physicians members of Massachusetts Medical Society are eligible to apply for study abroad grants. 


·   Medical Insurance Group Australia – Electives Grants Program which provides financial support for medical students undertaking their electives in developing communities abroad.


·   Auslandsaufenthalt – Variety of scholarships available for medical students wishing to undertake an elective or research internship abroad. 

·   AuslandsBAföG – Partial funding options available for studies or internships abroad.