Merck Foundation Medical Scholarships 2022

Merck Foundation is calling for applications for Medical scholarships in critically underserved specialties for candidates from Africa and Developing nations. If you want to apply for this Scholarship opportunity, read here to know the eligibility criteria and the application process.


About Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Merck KGaA, Germany, to improve the health and well-being of people and advance their lives through the use of Science and Technology. The foundation is focused on improving access to quality healthcare solutions to people from underserved communities, building scientific research and healthcare capacities, and empowering the community in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with a special focus on youth and women.


Merck Foundation Medical Scholarships

Merck Foundation Scientific Committee of Academic Partners is focused on African countries, especially French and Portuguese speaking, and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), to develop healthcare and scientific research capacities and transform patient care in the public sector.

Medical Scholarship is available in the following list of online courses:




 Course Name

1PG Diploma1 yearDiabetes
2PG Diploma1 yearPreventive Cardiovascular Medicine
3PG Diploma1 yearSexual and Reproductive Medicine
4PG Diploma1 yearEndocrinology
5PG Diploma1 yearRespiratory Medicine
6PG Diploma1 yearAcute Medicine
7PG Diploma1 yearRheumatology
8PG Diploma1 yearGastroenterology
9PG Diploma1 yearDermatology in Clinical Practice
10PG Diploma1 yearClinical Psychiatry
11M.Sc.15 MonthsBiotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology
12PG Diploma18 MonthsCancer and Clinical Oncology
13PG Diploma18 MonthsEndocrinology and Diabetes
14PG Diploma21 MonthsEmergency and Resuscitation Medicine
15PG Diploma21 monthsLaparoscopic Surgical Skills
16M.Sc.3 yearsPsychiatry
17M.Sc.2 yearsCritical Care
18M.Sc.2 yearsAdvanced Surgical Practice
19PG Diploma2 yearsNeonatal Medicine
20M.Sc.2 yearsPain Management
21PG Diploma2 yearsPaediatric Emergency medicine
22ChM2 yearsUrology
23ChM2 yearsGeneral Surgery
24ChM2 yearsTrauma and Orthopaedics
25PG Diploma2 yearsClinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases
26PG Diploma2 yearsPrimary Care Ophthalmology
27PG Diploma2 yearsInternal Medicine
28M.Sc.3 yearsNeuroimaging for Research


Who can Apply?

All Merck Foundation scholarships are provided to citizens of African countries, developing countries, and underserved communities according to the list of developing countries in the World Human Development Index. You can check the list by clicking here.

  • Requests from Medical Societies or Ministries of Health are preferable. For individual requests, a letter of recommendation is required from Medical Societies or Ministries of Health to indicate the country gap in a specific specialty and the objective to improve access to quality health care in the community are identified.
  • Further, factors like the Human Development Index, Population and number of applications received from each country, and the number of already provided scholarships to the country in the selected specialty will be considered while selecting a candidate.
  • Moreover, Merck Foundation will offer English courses to candidates applying from Portuguese and French-speaking African countries and Latin American countries to provide equal opportunity to benefit from the online specialty training provided in English only.

Mandatory Eligibility Requirements:

  • Proof of proficiency in the English language
  • Should be currently working in the applied specialty
  • Access to a stable internet connection


How to apply?

Eligible candidates need to apply for the medical Scholarship by submitting their application on the following link: Merck Foundation Medical Scholarship 2022


Application Deadline

The last date to submit your application for the scholarship program is 31st December 2021


Contact information

  • For African Countries, contact:

Leonard Saika
Senior Program Director – Regional Head of Africa
Mobile: +254 722 762 037

  • For Asian Countries, contact:

Venu Nair
Vice President & Regional Head of Asia Pacific
Mobile: +91 70453 46937

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