Short course places sponsored by the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund and Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund
Scholarships available to visiting Polish students.
The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund and Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund support thriving scholarship programmes which enable successful applicants to undertake a period of further study or research at The University of Edinburgh Medical School and related institutions.
Each year depending on the funds available, a limited number of places are made available on each of the short courses listed below (providing the course is being run that year):
Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education
This is a one week intensive course on teaching methods and is normally held in August.
For further information about the course, visit
A call for applications will be sent out to Polish medical universities in January and the closing date will normally be in late March/early April of the year in which the course is being held.
Edinburgh Clinical Neurology course
This is a very popular two day course in clinical neurology which has been running for over 40 years. It attracts applicants from across the globe and is normally held at the beginning of October.
For further information, visit:
A call for applications will be sent out to Polish medical universities in May and the closing date will normally be in late June of the year in which the course is being held.
Edinburgh Winter Stroke School
The three day winter stroke school run by experts in the field is highly popular and feedback from previous participants is very positive. It is usually held in February.
A call will normally be sent out to all Polish medical universities in October of the preceding year and the closing date for scholarship applications will be in December of that year.
For further information, visit:
Edinburgh Radiology Course for Intensive Care Medicine
This is an intensive two day course is aimed at senior trainees and early career consultants in intensive care who wish to deepen their understanding of the various imaging modalities and is focused towards the Intensive Care Medicine training syllabus.
A call for applications will normally be sent out to Polish medical universities in October of the previous year and the closing date will be in early January of the year in which the course is being held.
Edinburgh CT imaging short courses
The two day thoracic CT and the five day cardiac CT imaging courses are held twice a year, in the spring and late summer.
A limited number of places will be sponsored on the courses held in the spring.
A call for applications will be sent out to Polish medical universities in the October of the preceding year and a closing date will be set for early January of the year in which the courses are to be held.
For further information about the courses go to:
About the scholarships
Each scholarship will normally cover the course fee and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Pollock Halls of residence for the duration of the course with candidates being expected to arrive on the day before the course opens. An additional night’s accommodation will also be included so that candidates will be able to attend the full course and not depart early. The scholarship does not cover travel to and from Poland.
These scholarships are open to Polish medical scientists /clinicians working in the relevant specialty/specialisation or in the case of the Summer school in Clinical Education are involved in clinical teaching.
Applicants should be in their early career (usually within ten years of their medical graduation - MBChB equivalent) working in Polish medical academies/universities and research Institutes committed to the further development of expertise in the relevant field in Poland and have excellent mastery of English.
Successful applicants are:
- expected to meet the general criteria for the award of these scholarships
- attend the full course, not arrive late and/or depart early
- submit a short report of their experience on the course by email to the Scholarships Coordinator within one month of its completion
The expectation and intention of the founders of both The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund and the Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund Scholarship programmes are that successful applicants will return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies, use their newfound skills to further enhance and develop Polish medicine including medical research, and thus foster academic links between Polish medical universities and research institutes and The University of Edinburgh.
Please note: There may be a separate application process for the course itself and applicants should check the course website (see above) to ensure they meet the relevant course criteria.
How to apply
Applications should be sent electronically to the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE (PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk) by the closing date. Late applications will not be considered
Applicants must submit the following documents in support of their application:
- an up- to-date CV giving adequate up-to-date information about their expertise and training in the relevant field. A list of dates and posts held will not suffice
- a letter of support from their rector or vice-rector
- documentary evidence of having an adequate mastery of English. Where no externally validated certificate ( for example, IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Certificate or equivalent) is available, applicants will be required to undergo a Skype or telephone interview to establish the level of their English language skills. Applicants must indicate that they agree to this assessment in their scholarship application
- a statement ( of no more than 500 words) of why they wish to be considered for a scholarship and how they personally and their department are likely to benefit from their participation in the course
- a signed statement in which they agree to write a short report of their experience on the course and submit it by email to the scholarship coordinator within one month of completing the course.
Note: a template for preparing the report is available but the scholars are not obliged to use it.
For enquiries about applying for these scholarships, please contact:
Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE
Polish School of Medicine Coordinator for The University of Edinburgh
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Room SU205, Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent