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 scholarship will be up to Euro 4000 and successful recipients are expected to use the funds towards their travelling and accommodation expenses.

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.


  • Prof. Sameh Shehata (Committee President)
  • Prof. Amulya Saxena
  • Prof. Sherif Emil
  • Prof. Paul Tam

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


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

The Scholarship applications are CLOSED for now.