The European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP) opens doors for you, enriches your learning experiences, broadens your horizons, and prepares you for a meaningful career ahead. Our scholars can attest to that. Read the latest reports on their invaluable education and excellent opportunities they have experienced.

One-year Scholarships

Gaelle Fiard (EUSP Best Clinical Scholar 2021): “Looking back this past year has been one of the highlights of my young career. It has been an incredibly enriching experience to spend one year surrounded by brilliant young researchers and adademics, and to experience first-hand how research was led and organised in the UK.” 

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the University Hospital College of London (UK)

EUSP report Fiard

Ivan Lysenko (EUSP Best Research Scholar 2021): We thank the EUSP for the sponsorship that allowed us to release this project and really hope to continue basic science research to improve treatment modalities in MIBC patients.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the Medical University of Vienna (AT)

EUSP report Lysenko

Mark Behrendt: “Motivated by my own experience, I keep on referring the NKI and the EUSP scholarship to others. In the last six months, I have been helping and coaching two colleagues to apply for the same scholarship.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) – Amsterdam (NL)

EUSP report Behrendt

Dr. Giuliana Lista: “What I appreciated the most during my training period was the step-by-step approach to surgery. In my case, this was useful especially for endoscopic procedures since I never had the chance to get this kind of training during my residency programme.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the Saint Augustin Clinic – Bordeaux (FR)

EUSP report Lista

Ilaria Lucca: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all [EUSP Board] for your support this entire year and for making my project possible.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology, Vienna General Hospital (AKH) – Vienna (AT)

EUSP report Lucca


Clinical Visit

Clara Sanchez Guerrero: Overall my clinical stay at Pitié Salpêtrière hospital has been a great opportunity. It has changes my view of the neurourology and the importance of collaboration between medical departments to give our patients the best care.” 

Host Centre: Department of Urology at Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital – Paris (FR)

EUSP report Sanchez Guerrero

Arif Aydin: “Hamburg became a memorable place to me. I would like to build a reconstructive unit at my university based on the experience that I gained [via the scholarship programme]. I would like to wholeheartedly thank all the staff of the department of urology of UKE and the EUSP Office for giving me this priceless opportunity!”

Host Centre: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) – Hamburg (DE)

EUSP report Aydin

Tiago Manuel Ribeiro de Oliveira: “I believe that the opportunity to have dedicated training periods in renowned centres is one of the best ways to improve in a specific field. For that reason, the support of the European Association of Urology through the EUSP, represents one of the most important ways of improving the level of urological care nowadays. The scholarship programme has considerably developed my skills and knowledge in the laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic surgeries, thus putting me one step closer to my goal of differentiating in minimally invasive procedures in urology.” 

Host Centre: University Hospitals of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven (BE)

EUSP report de Oliveira

Michal Kups: “Participating in the EUSP was a perfect opportunity to visit a centre of excellence and gain a new experience that will definitely have a positive impact on my career. I would strongly recommend it to all residents. Do not miss your big chance and apply to become a EUSP scholar!”

Host Centre: University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street – London (GB)

EUSP report Kups

Estefanía Linares Espinós: “My expectations on the clinical fellowship programme were met mostly with confidence and experience gained during the six-month fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic procedures. The overall experience has motivated me to improve my academic profile. I have gained confidence in my surgical skills. After a broad surgical training supported by the EUSP, I would like to extend my gratitude to the EUSP and EAU for allowing a young urologist to improve her surgical skills and academic profile.”

Host Centre: L`Institut Mutualiste Montsouris – Paris (FR)

EUSP report Linares

Dr. Saskia C. Morgenstern: “As a person who is on one hand, a urologist from her deepest conviction, and on the other, someone who is strongly interested in people from different backgrounds and cultures, the EUSP perfectly helped me to broaden my horizons in both aspects. All in all, it was really a fantastic experience. I return to my home clinic, professionally and personally enriched.”

Host Centre: University Hospital of the Canary Islands – Tenerife (ES)

EUSP report Morgenstern

Dr. Amelia Pietropaolo: “My experience as an EAU scholar in Pforzheim was very exciting. It gave me clinical and surgical knowledge on several fields of urology. The experience also imparted strong examples of different work organisation.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the Siloah St. Trudpert Klinikum – Pforzheim (DE)

EUSP report Pietropaolo

Dr. Egor Sokolov: “I have significantly expanded my clinical horizons and I do believe that this acquired knowledge will be very useful in my future professional life and career. I can sincerely recommend to anyone wishing to participate in the European Urological Scholarship Programme to consider visiting this department.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology, University Hospitals of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE)

EUSP report Sokolov


Short Visit

Francesco Esperto: “My experience as an EUSP scholar in Sheffield was most rewarding. It allowed me to expand my clinical and surgical knowledge in several fields of urology, surpassing my initial expectations. I would strongly recommend it [EUSP scholarship] to all urology residents and young specialists.”

Host Centre: Department of Urology of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital – Sheffield (GB)

EUSP report Esperto


EULIS Fellowship

Begona Ballesta Martinez:I recommend young urologists to enroll in an internationally-recognised fellowship programme in the urological field they like the most when they have completed the residency. A good friend told me once that residency gives you the hull of your ship, but fellowships provide you with the sails to start your professional path as a consultant”

Host Centre: Department of Urology at the University of Patras (GR)

EUSP report Ballesta Martinez