Visiting Scholarship Programme Europe

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The ESOR Visiting Scholarship Programme (Europe) offers qualified trainees the opportunity to get to know another training environment and to spark an interest in radiology subspecialisation. Over three months, scholars will be given a structured, modular introduction to different subspecialties and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed academic training centre in Europe.

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Available training centres for the 2025 admissions period have not yet been selected.

In 2024, 60 training centres across Europe were available.

Please click on the topic below to view the enrolled training centres.
In 2024, 60 training centres across Europe were available.

 

Please apply through the MyESR portal on the ESR website. Under ‘Visiting Scholarship Programme’, please select your field of interest and a first, second, and third choice of training centre. The number of available places is limited. It will therefore not be possible to consider every applicant.

 

  1. These scholarships are available to residents with an interest in subspecialisation, who are in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of training in radiology.
  2. Applicants must be fluent, and provide all documentation, in English.
  3. You must provide proof of completion of at least two years of residency, verified by the head of the department. Competence in producing a radiological report and communicating with clinicians and patients is appreciated, as well as knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment.
  4. Previous experience of specialisation, including basic knowledge of imaging methods, indications for imaging and, clinical expectations, is advantageous.
  5. An active ESR membership is required. To apply for, or renew, your ESR Membership, please click here.

 

Please note:

  
  •  Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme USA in the past cannot be considered again.
  • You may apply to one programme, and one topic, only.
  • Candidates may only apply to institutions outside of their country of residence / work. No exceptions can be made.
  • The selected candiate must be a radiology resident at the time of the scholarship.
  • The selected candidates will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes.
  • Selected candidates are asked to apply for their own work permits and insurance. Please consider potentially long visa application waiting times when applying. Training centres will provide assistance.
  • All applications will be carefully reviewed by an evaluation committee after the submission deadline.
 

The following documents must be submitted to the MyESR portal in a single PDF:

 

01

Letter of Motivation

addressed to the ESOR Evaluation Committee, explaining your personal interest in the chosen topic

02

CV*

using the ESOR curriculum vitae template (.docx)

03

At least two Letters of Recommendation

Addressed to the ESOR Evaluation Committee, from the head of department of the current training centre or a previously undertaken academic training

 

 

04

Confirmation of Resident Status

Please use this Proof of Resident Status Template, signed by your Head of Department

 

Please submit your application through the MyESR portal.

*PLEASE NOTE: Applicants from Brazil are asked to upload also a proof of their results of the 2024 and/or 2025 Annual Progression Exam for Residents – Brazil.

*Each candidate must submit their CV in the provided ESOR format. Differing CV formats will not be considered. Please note that only complete applications can be considered. To apply for, or renew, your ESR membership, please click here.

For more information, please take a look at the Guidelines for a Successful Application.

 

Duration of Fellowship
and Funding

The training will start in the second half of the year in accordance with the training center and last for three months. The scholarship must be completed by the end of 2025. The scholar will receive a grant (€3.500,-) upon completion of the training, delivery of a final report and submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the training period the scholar is responsible for covering their expenses and their own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.

 

programme structure

The trainee will have the opportunity to follow and participate in the core knowledge training programme through tutorials and lectures, followed by hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases and/or modality techniques and protocols, led by an assigned tutor.

Training in non-native English speaking centres is in English, but radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.

The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre should the trainee want greater responsibilities. ESOR acts solely as a facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.

TIPS & TRICKS TO A SUCCESFUL APPLICATION

During ECR 2024 several great sessions were held involving ESOR Tutors and former ESOR Scholars and Fellows who talked about their experience abroad and gave valuable tips and tricks on how to submit a successful application and make the most of your time abroad. Watch them now!

ECR 2024 – Studio Session
How to start or boost your academic career with an ESOR Exchange Programme

ECR 2024 – Open Forum Session
Making the most of European scholarships and fellowships

For further information:

ECR 2024 – ESOR Session
ESOR – Soft Skills

 

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