Brussels University/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Funded by SICOT & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Every year FOSFOM-ULB (Bourse de soutien à la formation médicale de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles) offers trainees in medical specialties a one-year fellowship at a training hospital of Brussels University. The candidates are selected jointly by a Jury of Faculty Members of Brussels University and of local universities that have a convention with Brussels University.

The selection criteria of FOSFOM can be obtained from them. Important criteria include being in training at one of the following universities and speaking fluent French to facilitate communication with the patients.

These universities are:



Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Alger



Université de médecin d’Etat d’Erevan "Mkhitar Heratsi"



Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Biomédicales de l’Université de Yaoundé I



Pending (Faculté de médecine created in 2006)



Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé



Faculté de médecine et des sciences médicales de l’Université de Balamand Liban



Faculté des sciences médicales de l’Université de Beyrouth Liban



Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de l’Université Mohammed V Souissi-Rabat



Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de l’Université Hassan II Ain Chock



Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de l’Université Cadi Ayyad



Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de l’université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah



Université d’Etat de médecine et de pharmacie "Nicolae Testemitanu"


For orthopaedic surgery, about 30 candidates will pass this first selection with different evaluation scores. Based on these scores and their CV, the Jury of Orthopaedic Surgery will select 4 to 10 fellows, depending on the yearly available positions. SICOT Members (under 45 years old) who are among those candidates with the highest score will be given priority. Recommendation from the SICOT National Delegate will also be considered.

The one-year fellowship includes a salary for one year and an economy flight ticket covered by FOSFOM. SICOT will cover the cost of three flight tickets (economy ticket only).



  • must be a SICOT member with membership dues paid two years in a row at the time of the application (the year of the application and the year before)

  • must be 45 years or under at the beginning of the fellowship

  • must have at least 4 years of professional experience

  • health insurance coverage during stay at centre

  • medical check-up before travel


Application: To apply for this fellowship, candidates should send their application (CV and recommendation letter from their Head of Department) to their own university faculty (from the list above).