The ESCP Fellowship Programme is an integral, highly appreciated and renowned part of the educational and training activities of the society. We are pleased to report that 80+ young members have visited over 40 host centres in 14 countries over the last 12 years.

Click here to read more about the fellowship programme 2012 - 2022

All applications for ESCP Fellowships are now made via the online application forms!

Expectations vary among the applicants, but there is also great variance in what the host centres can offer, in part due to national regulations. There has been increasing popularity of ESCP’s Fellowship/Observership programme over the past several years and ESCP has successfully managed to deliver these training opportunities despite regional variations in licensing and work restrictions. ESCP continue to support trainees to observe, learn and implement variations in clinical practises in coloproctology.

We would like to thank all host centres for their ongoing support for this programme.

With kind regards

Dieter HahnloserKapil Sahnan Irshad Shaikh

Left to right: Janindra Warasuvitarne (Education Committee Chair), Kapil Sahnan and Irshad Shaikh

Fellowship OpportunitiesApplicationsPlacesHostDuration

ESCP 6-month Colorectal Robotic Surgery Fellowship

Supported by Intuitive

Applications are now OPEN

6 Choice of host centres in Europe 6 months

ESCP 3-month Functional Disorders Fellowships

Supported by Medtronic

Applications are now CLOSED

2 Choice of host centres in Europe 3 months
ESCP-funded 2-week Observerships 


20 Choice of 37 host centres in Europe 2 weeks
JSCP Travelling Fellowship


1 Japan Society of Coloproctology 1-2 weeks
KSCP Travelling Fellowship

Awarded to the highest scorer of the EBSQ Exam in 2023

1 Korean Society of Coloproctology 1-2 weeks
ASCRS Travelling Fellowship Awarded to the winner of the Twelve Best Abstracts at the ESCP Annual Meeting 1 Americal Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons 3 days

Travelling Fellowships: The person who receives the highest score of the EBSQ examination will be awarded a Travelling Fellowship in the following year, in 2023 the highest scorer of the EBSQ will be awarded the KSCP Travelling Fellowship.

Click to read the fellowships reports from our recent successful candidates

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