International Guest Scholarship Program

The WOFAPS Foundation offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young pediatric surgeons (less than 40 years old) from developing countries who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The Foundation will cover economy class travel expenses and additional support. The scholarships provide the recipients with an opportunity to visit well recognized and established pediatric surgical teaching centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa for a clinical observership. The host institution will provide lodging and sustenance.


  • Prof Atsuyuki Yamataka (Chairman)
  • Prof Prem Puri
  • Prof Patricio Varela
  • Prof Gonca Topuzlu Tekant

All applications for WOFAPS Scholarships should be submitted to Prof Atsuyuki Yamataka, who then will circulate these among the WOFAPS scholarship committee members.

The 2018 WOFAPS Scholarship application deadline is May 30, 2018. Applications for this year are CLOSED now. This year, we have received the fellowship funding for the 2 Pacific/Asia region fellowships from Karl Storz Australia. We will be accepting applications from Pacific/Asia region for the two new above-mentioned to fellowships in addition to the usual WOFAPS global fellowship.


Applications must be completed in full with all the relevant requirements including a full and detailed CV with publications if applicable as well as letters of recommendation from your department head and the President of the National Association of your Country. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Questions may be addressed to