Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical 2020 (Fully Funded)

Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical

Applications for the Fully Funded Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical in Uk are now open. The aim of these fellowships is to help medical professionals who are at mid career level. Medical staff belonging to low income or middle income countries so they can enhance their skills.

These fully funded medical Scholarships are included in the CSFP Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Scheme. The CSFP is one of the largest scholarships and fellowships awarding scheme in the world. It provides a large number of scholarships to people who belong to the Commonwealth area.

About Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical:

This program of scholarships and fellowships is one of the largest programs in the world. It was established in 1959. And from then till now they have given scholarships and fellowships to 35,000 individuals from which 27,000 were funded by the UK government through CSC.

Their main purpose for starting this program is that they can provide such an opportunity to the medical students in which they can enhance their medical skills and they have a catalytic effect on their places where they work. And this program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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Brief Description: 

  • Location: United kingdom
  • Program type: Medical fellowship
  • Program level: Mid career professionals
  • Scholarship type: Fully funded
  • Deadline: 23 March 2020

Eligible Regions:

People from Commonwealth countries  can apply. This is a list of all the Commonwealth countries.

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Belize
  4. Botswana
  5. Cameroon
  6. Dominica
  7. Eswatini
  8. Fiji
  9. The Gambia
  10. Ghana
  11. Grenada
  12. Guyana
  13. India
  14. Jamaica
  15. Kenya
  16. Kiribati
  17. Lesotho
  18. Malawi
  19. Malaysia
  20. MauritiusMontserrat
  21. Mozambique
  22. Namibia
  23. Nauru
  24. Nigeria
  25. Pakistan
  26. Papua New Guinea
  27. Rwanda
  28. St Helena
  29. St Lucia
  30. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  31. Samoa
  32. Sierra Leone
  33. Solomon Islands
  34. South Africa
  35. Sri Lanka
  36. Tanzania
  37. Tonga
  38. Tuvalu
  39. Uganda
  40. Vanuatu
  41. Zambia

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of or have a refugee status at one of the Commonwealth countries (list given above) or have British protection.
  • Applicants must be the permanent residents in one of the Commonwealth countries.
  • Applicants must be at an academic position at a medical school in one of the Eligible countries. (The medical school must be recognized by the world directory of medical schools.
  • Applicants must also be employed by a hospital related to one of the medical school where they have the appointment.
  • Applicants should have become a doctor before October 1 ,2005.
  • Applicants should have the qualification of a medical school that has been recognized by the world directory of medical schools.
  • Applicants primary medical qualification should have been verified by ECFMG for General Medical Council by the date of 31 August 2020.
  • Applicants should also meet the English language requirements by the general medical council by the date of 31 August 2020.

Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical covers:

  • Airfare cost (approved by the CSC) from your country to UK and then from UK back to your country
  • A stipend for cost of living worth £1,696 every month or £2,104 every month ( depending on the area of residence)
  • Fee of one English language test and the General Medical Council Registration will be reimbursed
  • Allowance for warm clothes
  • A travel study grant
  • A grant to support your research
  • If you bring your children with you (on your own expenses ) , and are either divorced, widowed or a single parent , you will also get a child allowance for children under 16 years of age as (£466 every month for the first child, £114 every month for the second and third).

Required Documents:

All Documents will be submited Online:

  • You must have a valid passport or national ID card in which your photograph you country citizenship and your date of birth is clearly visible.
  • All your university transcripts and the certificates in which your date of qualification of your primary degree is visible.
  • An academic reference is required from the head of your teaching hospital department.
  • All your references will be submitted by the referee online (they will receive an email where they have to submit the reference).
  • Endorsement by your Medical School Dean (Dean have to submit it online when Dean gets the email).
  • Must submit a supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK university Hospital. (directly submit to CSC, Supervisor will get an email).


23 March 2020 is the last date to Apply For Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical 2020.

How to Apply:

Commonwealth Fellowship for Medical student’s Application Link is given below:

Application Link

Selection Process:

Once you have submitted all the documents and the online form. Then a Selection process will run through which you will be selected.

Selection Process will check:

  • Academic Merit.
  • Quality of the proposal that you have submitted (proposal must have more than 200 words).
  • The potential impact of the work on the development of the home country of the applicant.

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Last Updated: 25 Feb 2020