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2019 Common Wealth Scholarship for Students in Developing Countries

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About CommonWealth

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UK�s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain�s un... read more


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CommonWealth Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of CommonWealth Fellowship

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.


Requirements for CommonWealth Fellowship Qualification

To apply for these fellowships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools by the World Directory of Medical Schools employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
  • Be available to start your fellowship in the UK in January 2020
  • Have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2004
  • Have qualified at a medical school recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools
  • Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) within 2 months of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award

You will be expected to participate in clinical practice during your fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If your proposed programme does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible.

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Bangladesh
Cameroon
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia


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Documents Required for Application

Supporting documentation deadline: You must provide the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (BST) on 28 May 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full university transcripts and certificates detailing the dates of qualification for your primary medical degree – uploaded to the online application system
  • Academic reference from the Head of your Teaching Hospital Department outlining how the skills gained are required. All references are to be submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
  • Endorsement by the Dean of the Medical School at which you have the academic appointment confirming your academic appointment submitted directly by the Dean to the online application system (the Dean will be sent an email request)
  • Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK university hospital – submitted directly to the CSC (supervisors will be sent an email request)


Application Deadline

April 14, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to CommonWealth on cscuk.dfid.gov.uk to apply

You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by the Dean of the Medical School which you have the academic appointment The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the CSC’s online application system.

Only one application per applicant for these fellowships will be accepted.

Application deadline:

All applications must be submitted by 16:00 (BST) on 13 May 2019 at the latest.


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