International Bursaries

A number of international bursaries are available to provide support to surgical trainees from poorly resourced countries in the development of their training, by giving them the opportunity to spend two days in a UK hospital and to attend the Association’s 2019 International Surgical Congress. Each bursary is worth £2,000 and includes:

  • Up to six nights’ accommodation
  • Three day registration for the ASGBI Congress
  • £20 / day subsistence rate
  • £800 towards travel expenses (re-imbursement of receipts)

The 2019 Congress will take place from 7th to 9th May inclusive at the International Centre in Telford. Bursary winners will be hosted in a hospital or Trust local to the conference for two days prior to the Congress. Applications should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, with two supporting written clinical references, and a covering letter, describing why you wish to attend the Congress and the ways in which you hope to benefit, before Friday 8th February 2019. Any Trainee in a specialist training programme in General Surgery in a poorly resourced country is eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted to For full details, feedback and case studies from previous recipients can be found in this section of the website.

2013 International Bursary Winners

2012 International Bursary Winners

2011 International Bursary Winners

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