Edward Boyle Medical Elective Bursaries

Massolo Children's Ward

The Edward Boyle Medical Elective Bursaries offer financial support to medical students from the UK wishing to spend an elective period benefitting from practical experience in a low or middle income country within the Commonwealth.

About the bursaries

The bursaries have a value of £500 and may be taken any time between January and August in the elective year. Six bursaries are awarded each year.

The bursaries are intended as a contribution to the student’s travel, subsistence and local costs, and payment will be made directly to the successful candidates.

How to apply

Medical Schools in the UK are invited to seek applications from their students. The deadline for Medical Schools to nominate a candidate to the ACU is Wednesday 24 October – successful candidates will be notified by the end of November.

Applicants must complete Section B and return the form to the Medical Elective Coordinator or Dean of their institution. Each institution will then conduct an internal selection process and nominate one candidate to the ACU.

Please note that medical schools will have different internal deadlines for receipt of the form, so please check this with your Medical Elective Coordinator. Applications submitted directly to the ACU will not be considered.