Jeroen Ensink Memorial Full Masters Scholarship for Developing Countries 2017/2018 – LSHTM, UK

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial scholarship is offered to students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in developing countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development course. 

Application Deadline: 17.00 (GMT) Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): UK

Type: Masters

Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship under this fund, applicants must:

  • Preference will be given to those applicants with experience and/or interest in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and public health.
  • be a citizen of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian countries: Afghanistan; Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Botswana; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Republic of Congo; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • have been accepted onto the 2017-18 MSc Public Health for Development course; and
  • Applicants must meet the School’s minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements if shortlisted for this funding.

Selection Criteria: The MSc Public Health for Development Course Directors will assess all applications for suitability for the course. Successful applications (i.e. those with applicants who will be made an offer of admission) will be considered for the Scholarship.

The short-listing and final selection will be made by a committee. If deemed necessary, the committee may request a short telephone interview with prospective candidates as part of the selection process. All decisions taken by the committee will be final and there is no provision for appeal.

The successful applicant and short-listed reserve candidates will be notified of the decision by 1 June 2017.

Number of Awardees: One

Value of Scholarship: A full scholarship covers

  • full-time overseas tuition fees for 2017-18 (including the mandatory field trip fee), and
  • flights from the student’s home country to the United Kingdom, and return on expiry of the scholarship (to be booked by the Scholarships team in Registry), and
  • a tax free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 16,500.00.

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: Applicants should follow both steps outlined below by the scholarship deadline.

Step 1: Submit an application for study for the MSc Public Health for Development, via the School’s Admissions portal.

Please ensure that all the necessary supporting documents have been uploaded to your study application before the Scholarship deadline. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with their referees as early as possible in the application process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their references have been submitted by the scholarship closing date.

Step 2: It is not possible to complete this step yet. Please monitor this web page closely and as soon as the scholarship application system is available this page will be updated.

Submit a Scholarship Application, via the School’s Scholarship Application portal, indicating that you are applying for the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship.

As part of this application you should submit

  • a complete Curriculum Vitae (CV), and
  • a statement of motivation of no more than 1,000 words. Your statement of motivation should address the following:
    – A brief biography of your life and career
    – Your reasons for choosing the MSc Public Health for Development
    – Your future plans and ambitions in the field of public health.

Applicants must submit this statement of motivation with their scholarship application to be considered for this funding, even though they may have already submitted a statement with their application for admission. You may choose to tailor this statement for the funding (and therefore submit something different to your standard MSc course application statement).

Your application for this scholarship award may be considered alongside the documents you have submitted for your application to the MSc Public Health for Development course.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

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