DFN Scholars

We currently support four medical students, six nursing students and one midwifery student, 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 eight qualified doctors and seven qualified nurses.

But we need to do more than that, so that we can increase our nursing and midwifery 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 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 six DFN scholars training to become nurses and one to become a midwife (at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, KAHS). Our scholars are selected through a rigorous process, taking into account:
  • family background and financial need
  • willingness to serve in a remote area
  • preference given to lower caste and female applicants.
Our Scholarships cover:
  • tuition fees
  • hostel fees
  • books
  • laptop
  • 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 student for a 3-year course. In return for their funding, scholars are contracted to work for two years in a remote area after graduating.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? CLICK HERE.

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Meet our doctors, nurses and students

Lalit Jung Shahi

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

Nahakul Shahi

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

Meena Kafle Chaulagain

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

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

Kamal Hamal

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

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

Purna Adhikari

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

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.

Sangita Adhikari

Medical student
I have had a dream to become a doctor and to serve the people of my home village for many years of my life. I would not be able to study for my MBBS smoothly if DFN hadn’t helped me - I am very grateful for this.

Sita Sharma

Nursing Student
About Age: 18 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 ...

Parbati Bhandari

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

Arju Nepali

Nursing Student
About Age: 27 Home: Jumla, Chandannath Municipality-3 Dadakot Background: ...

Man Bahadur Darji

Medical Student
'Now I have thread of hope that I got DFN as backbone to concentrate only on study and career. Thank you for helping me in this crucial time.'