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Please note that the Student Elective Scholarship is currently under review and may be subject to change prior to the 31 December 2019 deadline.

Any changes will be made available here and announced via our grants newsletter - you can sign up for this by registering for the website or updating your MyBSH.

This grant supports UK-based undergraduate medical or Master in Science (MSci) students undertaking electives in the field of haematology.

Apply now through our online form.

Read the reports of students who have received BSH elective support.

Grant details

31 December
When submitting an application, please allow sufficient time for this to be processed and the Trustees’ decision notified. Please note that no retrospective claims will be considered.

Maximum value

What the Scholarship covers
Reasonable accommodation, registration, travel and subsistence costs. Reasonable expenses are expected to align with recommended rates.

The applicant must be an undergraduate medical or Master in Science student resident in the UK.

20 scholarships annually

How to apply
Apply now through our online form.

What to include in your application 

  • a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying for funding
  • details of the proposed elective
  • an estimated budget
  • a letter of support from your Dean or Clinical Tutor
  • a letter of confirmation from the supervisor at the host institution
  • a brief curriculum vitae (<5 pages).

If you are awaiting confirmation of your elective, we would still encourage you to apply and state this in your cover letter. Please note that preference may be given to those with who supply all of the above documentation, and if your application is selected it will be provisionally approved pending confirmation of your elective.

Requirements for successful applicants 
We ask for a short one-page report for publication on the BSH website within eight weeks of your return from the elective, explaining how valuable you found the experience. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on website, member bulletins and social media.


For more information, see the terms and conditions of the grantour Grants FAQs, or contact us at