Since 1998, the ITI has supported over 200 Scholars from more than 40 different countries.
The goals of the ITI Scholarship Program are to help young clinicians further their training in implant dentistry and related treatments and to foster international exchange along with professional networking as an enriching educational experience.
The ITI awards up to 20 Scholarships each year as one of its contributions towards fulfilling its mission "to promote and disseminate knowledge on all aspects of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration through research, development and education to the benefit of the patient". The program allows ITI Scholars to gain insight into case planning, implant surgery and prosthetic restorations and, in most Scholarship Centers, into research and teaching.
ITI Scholars spend their Scholarship year at one of the ITI Scholarship Centers around the world. These are university departments or clinics under the supervision of longstanding ITI Fellows, all experts in the field of implant dentistry. The ITI Scholarship Centers have been chosen for their ability to provide insight into every aspect of implant treatment for patients. Each Center and its Scholarship coordinator organizes the Scholarship program independently. Candidates can determine where their needs would be best served by reading the descriptions of each of the ITI Scholarship Centers on this website. Any issues or queries may be discussed before application by contacting the Centers directly.
The ITI supports each ITI Scholar with a stipend equivalent to 35,000 Swiss Francs towards living expenses. The stipend is paid in the currency of the Scholarship Center country and calculated in line with purchasing-power parity. This means that the stipend has the same buying power in the Scholarship Center country as CHF 35,000 in Switzerland.
Please refer to the table below for the currencies and the stipend amounts that apply to the different ITI Scholarship Center countries:
|Country of ITI Scholarship Center
||Currency||ITI Scholarship Stipend*|
|Canada||Canadian Dollar (CAD)||33,333.00|
|Hong Kong||US Dollar (USD)||34,653.00|
|Mexico||US Dollar (USD)||34,653.00|
|South Africa||Euro (EUR)||26,515.00|
|Switzerland||Swiss Franc (CHF)||35,000.00|
|UK||Pounds Sterling (GBP)||20,468.00|
|USA||US Dollar (USD)||34,653.00|
* The figures listed are valid for ITI Scholars who start their ITI Scholarship in 2014. Figures are adjusted annually in September for the following year based on purchasing power parity.
The ITI Scholarship year starts each year on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the year following application.
The ITI anticipates that ITI Scholars will remain involved in the ITI after their Scholarship year. To enable an ITI Scholar to become more familiar with the ITI and its activities already during the scholarship year, each Scholar is given free ITI Membership for the Scholarship year.