World Federation of Neurology in collaboration with Mohamed V Souissi University & University of Cairo are offering Neurology fellowships for African Neurologists to undertake a training course. The application deadline is 7th August, 2015.

Brief Description: The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is pleased to partner with two WFN Teaching Centres – The Department of Neurology of Mohamed V Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco and the Department of Neurology of Cairo University – on two Visiting Fellow Programmes for newly trained African neurologists. The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has 117 member societies and aims to foster brain health worldwide, working in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) amongst others. The WFN will offer the option of either a four year neurology training course or a one-year fellowship at the Mohamed V Souissi University in Rabat, Morocco (French speaking), and a one year neurology fellowship at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt (English speaking), starting in September 2015. The purpose is to promote international neurologic training exchanges within the African continent, meet new colleagues, and foster future cooperation.

Eligibility: In addition to graduation from a medical school (for all positions), for the 1-year fellowship positions the applicant must have recently completed his/her neurology training and be ranked 1st in his/ her final evaluation of the last year of neurology training.
-The applicant must be a resident of an African country
-The applicant must be born after 31.12.1975
-French proficiency: oral and written for the position in Rabat, Morocco; or English proficiency: oral and written for the position in Cairo, Egypt.

Award Includes: The visiting fellow will receive the following support for the training period (4 years or 1 year in Rabat, Morocco/ 1 year in Cairo, Egypt)
-Reimbursement for one economy round ticket from the Fellow’s country of residence to Rabat, Morocco or Cairo, Egypt (once per year)
-Free accommodation
-A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage)
Attention: Please note that support is provided for the visiting fellow only, and does not include family or dependents. WFN is not responsible for financial issues other than related to the project.

Study Program: Fellowship is available for undertaking a training course. Training will be conducted in French in Morocco and in English in Egypt.

Study Major: The training for the four-year course in Rabat will include general and subspecialty neurologic patient care, electromyography, electroencephalography, and more. The one-year fellowship option in Rabat will be in Neurophysiology.

Host Organization: Mohamed V Souissi University and University of Cairo

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Resident of an African country (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these Neurology fellowships.

Governing Body: World Federation of Neurology (WFN), Mohamed V Souissi University and University of Cairo

Application Procedure: To apply, applicants must submit their CV, a supporting statement indicating which training programme they wish to apply, and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by email to

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 7th August, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.