We currently support four medical students, nine 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 support our six qualified Doctors for Nepal and two 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 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 5 DFN scholars training to become nurses with PHASE Worldwide (1 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 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our qualified doctors and nurses, and our medical, nursing and midwifery students below.