Top Medicine and Nursing Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Africans and other International Students

Top World-Class Medicine and Nursing Scholarships

Highly-trained and skilled doctors and nurses are constantly in demand as healthcare continues to be a growing burden for most countries, both in the developing and developed regions of the world. However, the study of medicine and nursing can be a very expensive venture, and an impediment to the dreams of otherwise intelligent and brilliant students.

Thus, it becomes important to encourage students who aspire to go into the medical profession either as practising clinical or hospital doctors and nurses, or as medical researchers whose duties (of medical research) continues to improve the delivery of healthcare and health systems, diagnosis, medications and other tools used by medical doctors and nurses the world over.

Once again, has compiled a list of top world-class scholarships for medicine and medical students, and for nursing students, in order to encourage brilliant but poor students. We aim to help in your climb to the zenith of your dream as a clinician or researcher. [IMPORTANT NOTE: Many scholarship awards below are currently ongoing, while some have already been offered for this year and will be reopened/re-offered next year. Interested applicants should note that these scholarships are offered every year on an annual basis. Subscribe to receive our alerts by Email]

  1. Austrian Government Scholarships for International Bachelor, Diploma, Master and Doctoral/PhD Students
    The Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria offers scholarships in the form of Grants and Research promotion to international students (except Austrians) for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate study.
  2. American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarships
    The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research.
  3. Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship for Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine – Japan
    Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority. Candidates are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
  4. Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Low and Middle Income Countries – UK
    Wellcome Trust offers Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Masters students from low- and middle-income (developing) countries. Fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying.
  5. University of Dundee School of Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship
    The University of Dundee Scholarship is available to self-funded overseas PhD students, on a first come basis, with the criteria set out by the School’s Research Postgraduate Committee. The 50% fee reduction would be on the basic tuition fee, currently £15,950 per year. Students should be made aware that there may be other costs related to the running of their PhD project.
  6. Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Wellcome Trust is offering fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries.
  7. Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    This scheme enables researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
  8. East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme
    The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in the fields of neurology and oncology.
  9. Government of Liberia Local Scholarship Program for Liberian Students
    The Ministry of Education is pleased to call for applications for the Government of Liberia’s local scholarship program, which offers scholarships to Liberian students to study at local institutions. The program will prioritize the certain disciplines including Medicine and Engineering.
  10. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Scholarships for Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene for Developing Countries
    LSTM is inviting applications from medical doctors (MBBS or equivalent) from developing countries for its professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H).
  11. University of Calgary Doctor of Medicine Bursaries for International Students
    The University of Calgary offers bursaries to students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in the Cumming School of Medicine. Students wishing to apply for the competitive Medical Elective Awards submit a separate application; refer to the “Medical Elective Awards” section in this Calendar for details.
  12. Gadjah Mada University International Postgraduate Scholarships in Medicine for Developing Countries
    Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with a focus on Implementation Research for the academic year.
  13. Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) for International Medicine Students
    The Academic Medical Centre of the Universiteit van Amsterdam offers the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS), a scholarship for outstanding non-EU/EEA students who have been admitted to one of the (Master’s) programs of the Faculty of Medicine.
  14. King’s College Undergraduate Medicine Scholarships for International Students
    The award will be paid in instalments over the duration of the degree.  Subject to enrolment, a payment of £3,000 will be made in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.
  15. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
    There are a number of sources of funding available for International undergraduate students. These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary scholarships in a range of subject areas including Medicine and Dentistry. Apply today.
  16. Australia Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students
    From 1st September, application opens for Australia Awards Scholarships in various fields including Agriculture/Food Security, Education, Health etc. There are two categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. And Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.
  17. Carl Duisberg Scholarship in Human and Veterinary Medicine for Students and Young Professionals
    The Carl Duisberg scholarships offer individual support to committed students and young professionals with 1 to 2 years of experience in the disciplines of human and veterinary medicine, medical science, health technology, public health and health economics.
  18. Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Developing Countries
    Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (Enhancing Clinical Skills) are offered for mid-career medical staff from developing Commonwealth countries. 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.
  19. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries
    The Masters in Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a well-established course that aims to train leaders in prevention of blindness and to strengthen research and academic capacity for eye care programmes and training facilities, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
  20. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Jeroen Ensink Full Masters Scholarship for Developing Countries
    The Jeroen Ensink Memorial scholarship is offered to support students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in developing countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development course.
  21. Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships for Second Degree in Medicine Fields & Postgraduate Studies in all Fields
    Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarship for second degree students of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, and postgraduate students in all fields of study.
  22. Oak Foundation Clinical Medicine Scholarships for Select African Countries
    Up to four full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Nepal, Zimbabwe, Kenya or Vietnam and who are applying to the full-time DPhil in Clinical Medicine, specialising in Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
  23. Grenada: School of Medicine Full Tuition Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries at SGU
    The Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Program, commemorating the 60 years of the Queen’s reign as the Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, provides for 60 full-tuition scholarships to be awarded to citizens of Commonwealth nations  for study at St. George’s University.
  24. University of Edinburgh eoSurgical ESSQ Scholarship for Masters in Surgical Sciences
    The University of Edinburgh will offer one Masters scholarship for the MSc in Surgical Sciences distance learning program to a developing country’s national.
  25. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Masters Scholarships for Medical Doctors from Developing Countries
    LSTM is inviting applications from medical doctors (MBBS or equivalent) from developing countries, who have at least two years clinical working experience specialising in the field of Paediatrics and applying for the MSc Tropical Paediatrics (MTP) at LSTM.
  26. Agbami Scholarship for Undergraduate Nigeria Students
    Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, offers scholarship opportunities to a number of students undertaking Medicine and Surgery studies. Application is open to full-time 100 or 200 level students admitted into any Nigerian schools.
  27. University of Malawi College of Medicine PhD Fellowships
    The Center for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a regional (Africa) center of excellence that supports capacity development for therapeutic discovery in Africa. CDT-Africa is supported by the World Bank and the government of Ethiopia and hosted by Addis Ababa University.
  28. Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Wellcome Trust is offering  fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries. Wellcome Trust also offers fellowships for Masters,  Intermediate and Senior Researchers. 
  29. Tehran University of Medical Sciences International Scholarship Iran
    The TUMS Scholarship Program is set up by TUMS-IC to facilitate students and scholars from all over the world to conduct their study and research at TUMS-IC. The scholarship aims to increase the mutual understanding and scientific exchange of scholars and students of Iran and scholars and students from the rest of the world. Scholarship is open for students pursuing studies in the following schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Advanced Technology in Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery and Rehabilitation.
  30. McDonald Fellowships for Emerging Countries
    Every year the MS International Federation offers a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries. Fellowships enable the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with leading researchers in MS, with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research that involves the application of the newly learned techniques.
  31. The Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship at University of Edinburgh UK
    The University of Edinburgh UK offers the Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for full-time one year Masters study at the University. One scholarship is available for postgraduate full-time one year Masters study for eligible programmes offered by the University.
  32. Newcastle University Foundation Scholarships for International Undergraduate Pre-University Students
    Newcastle University and INTO Newcastle University invites applications for its Foundation Scholarships for talented International students to study post-secondary courses leading to admission into undergraduate degrees at the University.
  33. Royal College of Physicians Masters in Internal Medicine Scholarships for International Medical Graduates
    The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) is inviting applications for three types of RCPE Scholarships: RCPE Turner Scholarship, 75% Scholarships and 50% Scholarships from students worldwide.
  34. Scholarship in USA for Physicians from Developing Countries
    The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend The Annual Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.
  35. American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program
    American University of Beirut (AUB) and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to students at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).  This $9 million scholarship program will enable young adults who are sensitive to their communities’ concerns and proactive in their environment to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health or Medical Laboratory Sciences at AUB. In addition to full scholarships and living expenses
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