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Top 10 Medicine Scholarships for students

Medicine has been and remains one of the most prestigious majors that many high school students dream of studying. However, the high costs of studying this major stand in the way of achieving this dream for many.

Whether you want to attend a public or private university, and whether you decide to study in your home country or abroad, medical school fees are high, and you may often have to resort to student loans in order to cover these costs, which increases the financial and psychological burden on you.

Fortunately, another option students can turn to is a scholarship to study medicine. Although there are few scholarships available for medical specialties compared to other specialties, they are not non-existent.

In today’s article, we have compiled a list of the 10 most popular scholarships available to medical specialties around the world.

1- Ibn Sina Medical Scholarships in Turkey

Ibn Sina Medical Scholarships are administered by the Turkish government. It is available to students coming from developing countries and wishing to study medical specialties in Turkey, whether in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees. The specializations covered by the scholarship are as follows:

Scholarship Benefits

The Ibn Sina Medical Scholarships are fully funded and cover the following costs:

  • Tuition and registration fees.
  • Accommodation and accommodation.
  • Monthly living allowance.
  • Health insurance.
  • Transportation allowance.
  • Turkish language course.

2- STRC Research Fellowships for Visiting Scientists in Turkey

The TÜBİTAK (STRC) Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey offers a range of fellowships to international researchers in the following fields:

  • Medical Sciences.
  • Natural Sciences.
  • Engineering.
  • Technology.
  • Agricultural Sciences.
  • Social Sciences.
  • Humanities.

Through these fellowships, the Council allows researchers to present lectures and participate in various conferences and workshops in Turkey.

Fellowship Benefits

STRC Research Fellowships cover the following costs:

  • A monthly allowance of 3000 US dollars for researchers, and 3500 dollars for researchers on sabbatical leave.
  • Round-trip travel costs.
  • Health insurance throughout the fellowship period.

3- ACLS Essay Competition for Healthcare Students

This competition is mainly conducted in the United States, but students enrolled in healthcare programs in developing countries are also eligible.
The competition requirements are simple: just write an essay in English about emergency health care or in English: “Emergency Medical Care”. If you win first place, you will receive a prize fund of $1,000 to cover part of the costs of your medical studies.

For more information about this competition, please visit the official website: Pacific Medical Training.

4- American Surgeons Scholarships

The American College of Surgeons offers a number of international guest scholarships for young surgeons from around the world outside of America and Canada, who wish to enhance their experience and education in the United States.

Scholarship Benefits

This scholarship is worth US$10,000 and allows its winners to:

  • Opportunity to attend the Medical Congress in Chicago.
  • The opportunity to participate and enroll in various courses offered by the American College of Surgeons.
  • The opportunity to attend various surgical clinical trainings and exercises in the United States and Canada.

For more details about this scholarship, please see the official website of the American College of Surgeons.

5- David Geffen Medical Scholarships at the University of California, Los Angeles

The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles offers a range of scholarships for international students who wish to attend the college and study one of the medical specialties available there. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

Scholarship Benefits

David Geffen College Merit Scholarships cover the following benefits:

  • The tuition costs are complete.
  • Monthly living allowance.
  • Costs of books and school supplies.
  • Housing costs.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the official website of David Geffen Medical School.

6- University of Adelaide Scholarships in Australia

The University of Adelaide, Australia, offers a number of scholarships annually to international students wishing to attend one of its colleges. Unlike most universities that exclude medical specialties from their scholarships, the University of Adelaide offers these international scholarships to medical students as well, with the value of these scholarships being about $12,000 per year and coming in the form of discounts of different percentages on tuition fees.

Two major scholarships are available for international students at the University of Adelaide:

7- John Hamel MacGregor Awards in Medical Sciences

The University of Auckland in New Zealand is offering a prize of up to $10,000 for international or local students wishing to enter a full-time or part-time program in the field of biomedical sciences (BMedSc) or a postgraduate research degree in medicine. The scholarship is specifically available to MBBS students.
To find out more about how to apply, visit the official website of the University of Auckland.

8- Carl Duisberg Scholarships in Germany

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation offers a range of financial aid to students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies or conduct research in specialized fields through a range of scholarships and research fellowships in Germany. One of the most important of these scholarships is the Carl Duisberg Scholarship for students who conduct research and training in a number of medical fields.

This scholarship is available to international students wishing to conduct their medical research in Germany, or German students wishing to study abroad.

For more details on how to apply for Bayer Foundation Scholarships, please visit the official Bayer Fellowships website.

9- King’s College London Global Health and Social Medicine Scholarships

King’s College London is offering a single £9,000 scholarship for international students from anywhere in the world who wish to attend the university in the UK and study a major in global health and social medicine.

You can find out more about this scholarship and the application process by visiting the official website of King’s College London.

10- Wellcome Trust Scholarships for PhD Degrees

The Wellcome Trust offers a range of scholarships to international students of any nationality who wish to enroll in British universities to study a medical specialty. In addition to Britain, these scholarships are available in Ireland and a number of developing countries as well.

Scholarship Benefits

Wellcome Trust grants include the following benefits:

  • 3-year living allowance ranging from £19,900 to £23,000.
  • Cover all tuition fees.
  • Opportunities to attend a number of conferences related to the student’s specialization.
  • Cover the costs and expenses of the research or graduation project at the end of the study period.

For more details about this scholarship, visit the official website of the Wellcome Foundation.

Source: studyshoot

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