Scholarships and Student Funding

Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarships

The scholarship enables medical doctors and medical scientists at the outset of their careers to undertake a period of further study or research at the University’s Medical School and return to Poland.


The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund was set up in 1986 by former members of staff, graduates, alumni and friends of the School to commemorate the endeavours of the School at The University of Edinburgh from 1941 to 1949 and to foster academic links between The University of Edinburgh and Poland. 

A variable number of scholarships will be made available each year. These will normally take the form of a subsistence allowance for a period of up to 12 months. Some assistance may be available in relation to the course fees for scholars attending an Edinburgh based degree course. 

In the case of distance learning students the award will normally cover the tuition fees, subject to satisfactory progress, but no subsistence allowance is payable.  

Travel costs to and from Poland are not covered.


Applications will be considered from eligible candidates  wishing to apply for a 1 year taught Masters programme/ Masters by research offered at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine or a Masters by distance learning provided that they have the full support of their Head of Department and Polish Medical University authorities.

The programme is open to Polish doctors and postgraduate medical scientists:

  • in their early career (usually within 10 years of their medical graduation - MB ChB equivalent)
  • working in Polish Medical Academies/Universities and Research Institutes
  • with excellent mastery of English; and
  • who are committed to the further development of medical research expertise in Poland.


Applicants must agree to provide the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Committee with a scholarship report within 1 month of completing their programme of study/ research.

The expectation and intention of the founders of the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarship Programme is that successful applicants should return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies, use their new found skills to further enhance and develop Polish medicine and thus foster academic links between Polish Medical Universities and Research Institutes and The University of Edinburgh.


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 16th of June deadline has now passed.

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