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Eligibility criteria

Find out what is and what is not eligible and check that you and the course you want to study fit within the criteria of the programme.

This information is also available in a Word document.


Eligible organisations and staff

You must be:

  • living and working in one of the commonwealth resource poor countries named in the eligible country list

  • working for an organisation that will directly benefit from a palliative care course one of their employees undertakes

  • clinicial staff, ie nurses, doctors or clinical officers.


Eligible courses

Bursaries are available to attend one of the following courses or a particular year of multi-year courses.

  

Course organiser

Course

Hospice Africa Uganda/Makerere University

*Diploma in Palliative Care (DPC)

Hospice Africa Uganda/Makerere University

*BSc in Palliative Care

Hospice Africa Uganda

*Health Professionals Course in Palliative Care

Hospice Africa Uganda

*Palliative Care Initiators Course

Hospice Africa Uganda/IHPCA

*Diploma in Clinical Palliative Care (DCPD)

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Diploma in Palliative Medicine

University of Cape Town, South Africa

MPhil in Palliative Medicine

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network

Diploma in Palliative Care

Oxford Brookes University/Nairobi Hospice

Diploma (HE) in Palliative Care

CanSupport, Delhi

Foundation Course in Palliative Care

Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut

National Fellowship Programme in Palliative Medicine.

Pain and Palliative Care Society, Calicut

Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing

Pain and Palliative Care Society, Calicut

Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine

 

 

 

Priority is given to applications to attend one of the courses above. If you wish to apply for a bursary to attend a different course, please contact us before making an application. Decisions regarding suitability will be taken on a case by case basis.


Eligible costs

Bursaries can be used to pay for:

  • course fees (we expect these to form the major part of your application)

  • travel costs, up to a maximum of £500 per course

 

Please note that a contribution towards accommodation costs will only be considered on a case by case basis.

 

What is not eligible?

Applications which are:

  • for less than £100
  • from individuals working in the UK
  • for courses, or a particular year of a multi-year course, that have already started at the date of application (it takes up to six weeks from receipt of your application to let you know if you have been awarded a bursary)
  • from individuals who are not clinically qualified
  • for costs towards research funding

 

Next steps 

The criteria above will let you know if you and the course you want to study are eligible to apply for a bursary.

 

If you are going to apply, you make sure that your application is as strong as possible by looking at the criteria that will be used to assess your application.