Our students

We currently support four medical students, eleven nursing students and 2 midwifery students, from the far west and southern Nepal, who will go on to be doctors, nurses and midwives helping those in isolated communities in Nepal. We also continue to support our four qualified Doctors for Nepal.

But we need to do more than that, so that we can increase our nurses and midwives training programme, and offer financial support to our doctors for postgraduate training.

More money means more scholarships!

Most of our support comes from individuals, either through one-off donations or standing orders. We currently have six DFN scholars studying for medical degrees at Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, a teaching hospital that specifically trains students for community medicine in remote and isolated areas. We also have 7 DFN scholars training to become nurses with PHASE Worldwide (3 at PAHS and 4 at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, KAHS), 1 DFN scholar training to become a nurse at PAHS, and 3 more DFN scholars training to become nurses at KAHS.  We have just started supporting 2 DFN midwifery scholars training to become midwives at KAHS.  It is the first degree level midwifery course to be set up in Nepal. Our scholars are selected by a rigorous process, which includes:
  • family background and financial need
  • willingness to serve in a remote area
  • preference given to lower caste and female applicants.
Medical Scholarships cover:
  • tuition fees
  • hostel fees
  • books
  • laptop
  • one visit home each year

The cost is about £30,000 per medical student for the five-year course, and £5,000 per nursing and midwifery students for a 3-year course. In return for their funding, medical scholars are contracted to work for not less than four years and nursing and midwifery scholars for 2 years, in a remote area after graduating.

To apply for a medical scholarship, click here. If you would like to apply for a nursing or midwifery scholarship please email: cesca@doctorsfornepal.org.

Meet our qualified doctors, medical, nursing and midwifery students below.

Meet our doctors and students

Lalit Jung Shahi

Doctor
My Sponsors are my living GOD... Thank you very much to all my sponsors!

Nahakul Shahi

Doctor
"I was pursuing the dream of thousands who live amongst poverty..."

Meena Kafle Chaulagain

Doctor
I wanted to be a good physician and serve those people in rural areas who are poor, uneducated, and innocent but they have desire to improve their life style.

Prakash Thakulla

Doctor
Your financial generosity has allowed me to reach my dream and has inspired me to help others by giving to the community.

Kamal Hamal

Doctor
Everything I have learned during my 5 years of study to become a doctor will help me as I embark on my life as a newly qualified doctor. Thank you DFN.

Apsara Hamal

Doctor
Thank you Doctors For Nepal for all your support to make my dream come true

Purna Adhikari

Medical Student
I feel so much happy and proud to and to be a part of DFN

Dhanendra Shahi

Medical Student
I want to thank you from the core of my heart for selecting me

Jeevan Pandey

Medical Student
I feel so happy to become a part of this DFN family

Santosh Upadhayay

Medical Student
I was very happy and proud to be selected as the member of DFN. I couldn’t express my feelings, more than that my parents were so pleased to hear this good news.

Binita Rai

Nursing Student
When I got my scholarship from DFN I was so happy and glad

Apsara Jirel

Nursing Student
I am enthusiastic to study nursing because we can contribute to the community from my district

Prabha Devkota

Nursing Student
I am overjoyed to be the recipient of a Doctors for Nepal nursing scholarship to fulfil my dream of becoming a nurse in the remotest parts of Nepal

Yuna Shahi

Nursing Student
I express my commitment to my studies and to the healthcare field. I will not let DFN down.

Neelam Yadav

Nursing Student
About Age: 17 Home:  Terai Region, Southern Nepal Background: Father and ...

Sita Sharma

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Sinja, Narakot, Jumla Background: Father and Mother ...

Niruta Shahi

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Tila, 4 , Shapully, Jumla Background: Father owns ...

Hardevi Bhandari

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Kalaka Sundari, ward no. 1, Jumla Background: Father ...

Rita Jirel

Nursing Student
About Age: 24 Home:  Jiri, Dolakha Background: Father and mother are ...

Sangita K.C.

Nursing Student
About Age: 24 Home:  Kumbukasthali, Ramechhap Background: Father and ...

Satya Ukhada

Nursing Student
About Age: 18 Home:  Attariya, Kailali Background: Father is ill and ...

Parbati Bhandari

Midwifery Student
About Age: 24 Home:  Kanaka Sundari, 1, Jumla Background: Father and ...

Aarati Budthapa

Midwifery Student
About Age: 20 Home:  Chandranath Rural Municpiality, 3 Jumla Background...