International Scholarship Awards


Free registration for UEG Week 2024 and a subsidy of € 1,000

The award grants up to 30 young GIs to support their travel and related expenses to attend UEG Week 2024.

The aim is to encourage exchange and expansion of knowledge among gastroenterologists on a worldwide level. Award holders will receive free in-person registration for UEG Week 2024 including free entry to the UEG Week Postgraduate Teaching Programme and a lump-sum subsidy of € 1,000. 

Applications are open until May 23, 2024.

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2023 Awardees

Extent of the support  

The scholarships are restricted to citizens of countries with a Human Development Index (HDI) of less than 0.8 according to the Human Development Report 2021-22. 

Benefits and obligations related to the scholarship: 

  • Awardees receive free in-person registration for the same year’s UEG Week, including the Postgraduate Teaching Programme.  
  • Awardees receive a grant of € 1,000, which shall help to cover hotel and travel expenses related to the attendance of UEG Week. 
  • Awardees must present themselves onsite at the registration counter of UEG Week with an ID/passport and are requested to fill-out and sign the award-related payment form. Otherwise, the award money will not be paid.  
  • The award money will be transferred to the scholar’s bank account approx. 8 weeks after conclusion of the congress.

Target Group

Candidates for the International Scholarship Award 2024 must be: 

  • myUEG Young GI Associates*
  • citizens of a country with a HDI of less than 0.8 according to the Human Development Report 2021-22 
  • either a young gastroenterologist, fellow in training, or Master’s or PhD student; applicants with a full professor title will not be accepted 
  • The grant can only be awarded once to the same individual. 

* Main carers of children can apply for an extension of the age limit (2 years per child) to become a myUEG Young GI Associate. To do so, please fill out this form and send it to .

How it works

Applicants must submit the following mandatory documents:

  • Completed online application form  
  • A personal statement in English (max. 150 words), addressing the following questions:
    • how will this award benefit you and your future career?
    • What will be your contribution to UEG Week?
    • How will you use your learnings from UEG Week in your home country?
  • Confirmation letter of the head of department in English, which must specify the applicant’s current work and the level of work/training 
  • Copy of passport

Complete information and criteria for applicants.

Selection process  

UEG awards 30 International Scholarships per year. The Scholarships are restricted to citizens of countries with a Human Development Index (HDI) lower than 0.8 according to the Human Development Report 2021-22. Selection is based on multiple factors, such as country and gender balance, personal statement, commitment to UEG and UEG related activities, etc. 

The awardees of the International Scholarships 2024 will be announced by end of July 2024. 

Awardees 2023

Samagra Agarwal, India
Sophia Andreola Borba, Brazil
Noiba Azimova, Uzbekistan
Munkhsaruul Bayaraa, Mongolia
Khalaf Ben Abdallah, Tunisia
Jihane Benass, Morocco
Giovanna Katherine Casadiego Santiago, Colombia
Khaoula Chabbouh, Tunisia
Dhouha Cherif, Tunisia
Viktoriya Georgieva, Bulgaria
Kateryna Gerasymchuk, Ukraine
Qirjako Gjino, Albania
Sofya Grigoryan, Armenia
Denisa Horanlli, Albania
David Janelidze, Ukraine
Masood Muhammad Karim, Pakistan
Peter Khalil, Egypt
Ahmed Khirallha, Egypt

Zohre Khodamoradi, Iran
Tatyana Kugler, Ukraine
Vira Kulaiets, Ukraine
Gaurav Mahajan, India
Mohamed Matar, Egypt
Pedro Alberto Mendoza Rosales, Mexico
Daria Nekrut, Ukraine
Das Roby, India
Resha Dermawansyah Rusman, Indonesia
Hasan Sadigov, Azerbaijan
Pann Ei San, Myanmar
Marta Semen, Ukraine
Mariia Sobchenko, Ukraine
McHenry Stephen, Nigeria
Nirajan Subedi, Nepal
Quang Trung Tran, Vietnam
Karyna Uvarova, Ukraine

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