How to get scholarship to study MBBS abroad

Wide acceptance of the noble profession that MBBS is, is the reason why there are ample number of scholarships available for students who wish to study medical graduate courses abroad. Though the opportunities for scholarships for undergraduate courses are low, there are still options that one can explore.
Below given are some examples of the types of medical scholarships on offer at all degree levels around the world.

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Australia or New Zealand

AFPHM John Snow Scholarship – Scholarships awarded to students at accredited medical schools and universities, by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
University of Auckland John Hamel MacGregor Award in Medical Science – Medical scholarships for international and domestic students to study for courses including Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
University of Melbourne Baillieu Research Scholarship – Scholarships for Australian medical students at graduate level at the University of Melbourne, Australia with preference given to Australian descendants of WW1 soldiers.
University of Wollongong Scholarships – They have a multitude of scholarships to fund study at the University of Wollongong in Australia, in the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health.
North America

AMA Minority Scholars Award – For underrepresented students from countries like African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanics and Native Hawaiians.
American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarships – For graduates aged 35-50 who are interested in medical teaching or research, to study and undertake research.
AMWA Awards – Offer to all The American Medical Women’s Association student members.
ASCP Siemens Scholarships – for graduate medical technologists, technicians and scientists to study at selected medical schools.
Edith SeVille Coale Scholarships – Scholarships for women in their third year of medical school studying in the US at one of four medical schools near Washington DC, including Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine.
Harvard Medical School – scholarships with priority given to students from the UAE include the Emirates Cardiac Society Scholarships.
US Army Health Professions Scholarship Program – The US army will pay 100% of the tuition for a graduate-level healthcare degree for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the US or Puerto Rico, restricted only for US residents.
UCLA David Geffen Medical Scholarships – Merit-based scholarships covering financial support upto 100 percent of the four-year cost of attending medical school – including tuition, accommodation and other expenses for students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program – 32 awards of $7,000 are available to medical students who identify with a minority group, are US citizens, and are currently enrolled in medical school.
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship – for a US students or permanent residents pursuing a medical-related program, a sum of $1,000 is awarded. An essay describing why you’re passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health need to be submitted for this.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship – 10 awards of $10,000 and 30 awards of $5,000 are made available for US or Puerto Rican citizens.


Carl Duisberg Scholarships – Medical scholarships for international students wishing to study in Germany and German students wishing to study abroad, currently undertaking their clinical traineeship or practice year in selected medical fields.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Scholarships and Grants – Research scholarships for students within the fields of clinical or basic biomedical research wanting funding to conduct independent research in Denmark.


• Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine – Imperial College London offers a range of scholarships are available to study an MBBS or BSc in medicine.
• NHS Student Bursaries – The NHS offers large numbers of grants every year to UK students who are studying medicine, generally made available to residents of England.
• QMUL John Abernethy (Barts) Scholarship for Medicine – Need-based scholarships for medical and dental students studying at Queen Mary University of London on an MBBS or BDS.
• UCLan MBBS Scholarships – Scholarships for UK students from the North West of England to study an MBBS degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
University of Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Bursary – Scholarships for medical students from within the EU to gain funding for study at the University of Cambridge.

To study anywhere:
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships – A small number of doctoral scholarships are available for students of any nationality to undertake medical research at doctoral level at a university in the UK, Ireland, or a low-to-middle-income country.