We currently support four medical students, six nursing students and two 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 mentor our one qualified consultant, six qualified doctors and six qualified nurses.
More money means more scholarships!Most of our support comes from individuals, either through one-off donations or standing orders. We currently have four 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 6 DFN scholars training to become nurses (1 at PAHS and 5 at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, KAHS). We also support 2 DFN midwifery scholars who are 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.
- tuition fees
- hostel fees
- one visit home each year (if appropriate)
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, scholars are contracted to work for two years in a remote area after graduating.
To apply for scholarship please CLICK HERE.
Meet our qualified doctors, nurses, and our medical, nursing and midwifery students below.