RCP medical student elective bursaries

Up to 12 grants of £500 each are available each year to undergraduate medical students at UK universities who will be undertaking a medical elective overseas.

Unfortunately this bursary is unavailable in 2019. Students undertaking an elective in 2020 are encouraged to contact the RCP.


Applications, which can be for an elective that is linked to any medical specialty, must be made before the start of the project/elective period. Please note that the primary criteria for assessment are academic excellence and financial need, so ensure that your application addresses each of these criteria. 


Applicants must be medical student members of the RCP of at least 6 months' standing prior to the application deadline.

How to apply

For more information or to receive an alert when applications reopen, please contact the RCP: