COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN – 2014 – U.K. Medicine & Dentistry

Uni of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

MEDICINE & DENTISTRY

Field of Study: Clinical training in Cancer Research, Cardiology, Gynecology, Medicine, Dentistry, Orthopedics, Neurology and ENT.

Level: Graduate/Postgraduate

Eligibility: Applicants must be Indian nationals. The candidates should not be more than 40 years of age as on 11.10.2013. Scholarships are offered to MBBS, BDS, MS, MD degree holders only who have qualified as MBBS and BDS between 1st October, 2004 and 30th September, 2009. The candidates must have completed tertiary education in English Medium. One should hold or able to produce the certificate of Bachelor’s Degree by October, 2014 in the subject field concerned securing 65% or above marks. Candidates should give one page academic justification for pursuing the course in U.K.

Candidates whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient competence in English to practice Medicine or Dentistry in the United Kingdom. Nominated candidates will be required to take the IELTS. An IELTS test will only be considered valid if taken after 1st October 2013 and before 6th March 2014. All international medical graduates, including those on Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships, who apply for registration with the GMC will be required to score 7.0 or above in every band of the academic IELTS test.

Applicants whose programme requires them to practice clinically, or to work in a laboratory department reporting on samples from patients, can be considered only if they are eligible for registration with the General Medical Council or the General Dental Council. Information about current conditions for registration can be obtained from:

The General Medical Council,
Overseas Registration Division,
178 – 202 Great Portland Street,
London WIN 6JE.
www.gmc-uk.org

or

The General Dental Council,
37 Wimpole Street,
London WIM 8DQ.
www.gdc-uk.org

Duration: Six months of clinical training

Value: Return airfare (economy class), approved tuition and examination fees, personal maintenance allowance at the rate of £917 per month (£1,134 per month for those studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area).

How to apply: Applications can be made  either on line through http://mhrd.gov.in/ or on plain paper in the prescribed format.

Application form containing detailed guidelines can be downloaded from the ministry of HRD website.

Last date for applying for the scholarships and fellowships

For applying online: 6th October, 2013.
For receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand: 11th October, 2013.

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