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Student Bursaries

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has a number of bursaries available each year for medical and dental students.

These bursaries are available only to students who are affiliates of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The Affiliate Network scheme offers a range of benefits for all students with an interest in surgery, including discounts on skills courses, quarterly copies of Surgeons' News and opportunities for networking and career advice. For further information on benefits of the Network and how to become an affiliate, click here.


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & Ethicon Medical Students Elective Travel Awards

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in association with Ethicon, is pleased to offer medical students an opportunity to apply for financial support towards their elective in Surgery. This award is open to medical students in the UK and the Republic of Ireland undertaking approved surgical electives abroad. These awards will be advertised and awarded annually around April/May. The award provides a contribution towards the overall costs of travel and subsistence. The awards will be £250 each.

Further information: Guidance Notes and Application Form

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15 February 2017


Bursaries for Affiliate Medical Student Elective Placements in Africa

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is offering a number of bursaries to Undergraduate Affiliates of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, enrolled at UK universities, who have planned to carry out their elective placements in Africa.

The elective need not necessarily be in a surgical specific unit but priority may be given to students demonstrating an interest in surgery. The bursary will comprise a single payment which can be used towards travel and accommodation costs or other expenses involved with the placement such as vaccinations and visas.

For further information, please contact Mrs Cathy McCartney, Awards and Grants Administrator, Secretariat, Tel: 0131 527 1618, email: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk.

Further information: Guidance notes and application form

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4 January 2017


Bursaries for Undergraduate Elective or Vacation Studies 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is offering a number of bursaries to undergraduate students of medicine or dentistry to enable them to work for elective or vacation periods in universities, medical schools, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the United Kingdom. Proposals for work on research projects in any branch of surgery are eligible for consideration.

Preference will be given to applications sponsored by a Member/Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, but quality of project and applicant shall be the over-riding consideration. Students must be affiliates of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. To become an affiliate of the College please go to our Student Affiliate Network page. Reports from individuals who have previously benefitied from these bursaries can be viewed here.

For further information, please contact Mrs Cathy McCartney, Awards and Grants Administrator, Secretariat, Tel: 0131 527 1618 or email: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk

Opening for Applications: November 2016


Wong Choon Hee Medical Student Elective Travel Bursaries

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), in association with Meducatus (formerly known as Surgicareers), is pleased to offer medical students an opportunity to apply for financial support towards their elective in surgery. This award is open to medical students in the UK and the Republic of Ireland undertaking approved surgical electives abroad.

These awards will be advertised and awarded annually. The award provides a contribution towards the overall costs of travel and subsistence.

For further information, please contact Mrs Cathy McCartney, Awards and Grants Administrator, Secretariat, Tel: 0131 527 1618, email: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk.

Closed for applications 2016.

Opening for applications: February 2017



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