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UICC Scholarship programme 

Inequities in cancer care can be found in every country. However, the cancer burden is often highest in countries, or in regions within countries, where health systems are least able to cope with the impact of cancer. 

The UICC Scholarship programme supports individuals from UICC member organisations working in low- and middle-income countries to attend the Congress, and creates bespoke networking opportunities for the Scholarship community.   

The World Cancer Congress, in line with UICC’s mission, is committed to promoting greater equity among its delegates, speakers and programme content, both in ensuring individuals from all contexts and settings are able to benefit from the rich learning opportunity, and likewise, that all delegates benefit from content that reflects the diversity and breadth of the cancer community.

Who can apply? 

Individuals from UICC member organisations working in low- and middle-income countries who are actively involved in the programme (abstract presenters, session speakers or spotlight stage presenters). 

The following eligible candidates will be given priority in the selection process: 

  • Those with the ability to transfer the skills and knowledge acquired to their own organisations, coalitions and communities; 
  • People with lived experience of cancer; 
  • Emerging leaders and early career professionals working in cancer control. 

Selection will be based on the criteria detailed above, in addition to ensuring the geographical diversity of the selected participants is respected.

What is provided? 

Financial support will be provided to attend the Congress as well as bespoke networking opportunities for the Scholarships community.  

Financial support 

The scholarship includes: 

  • Return Economy flight to Geneva from the airport of your choice. 
  • A per diem of 75 CHF per day to cover your general expenses for a maximum of four days or 300 CHF, including food etc. 
  • A contribution of up to 100 CHF for your visa expenses (only if required). 
  • Accommodation including breakfast for up to 4 nights in a hotel selected by UICC. 
  • A free public transportation card to move around the city of Geneva during your stay (to pick up at check-in). 
  • Registration fees to the World Cancer Congress 
  • 3 lunches during the WCC (lunch boxes) – included with your registration 

Network strengthening 

Community: Joining a network of peers in the UICC Scholarships community 

Bespoke programme: Tailored opportunities for networking during the Congress


Please send an email to, specifying the type of active participation in Congress you will have, your organisation (full UICC membership) and country of residence (only those residing in low- and middle-income countries are eligible to apply). 

If eligible, you will be contacted and invited to apply through an evaluation platform. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 10.  

Please note that UICC has a limited number of scholarships available. Individuals will be notified, if successful, in early June 2024.   

3 April 2024