The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is currently accepting applications for a limited number of scholarships for International Master of Public Health Program. The one-year APHEA-accredited English-language IMPH Program provides its trainees with tools for examining public health challenges and formulating relevant responses at the institutional, community and national level.
The overall objective of our Program is to provide knowledge of the theory and practice of public health and community medicine for those either currently engaged in this field or planning to do so in the future.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as it’s leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities. The Hebrew University strives for excellence, an integral element in its academic life.
- Application Deadline: March 29, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Master degree programme.
- Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn international master of the public health programme.
- We will work toward helping you develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Epidemiology, research methods, and biostatistics
- Health administration, health economics, and health systems
- Public health practice, planning, administration and evaluation
- Planning and conducting research projects
- Diagnosis of the state of health of communities
- Design and implementation of community-based health programs
- Control of communicable diseases
- Environmental, industrial and occupational health
- Sociological and behavioural determinants of health
- Nutrition in public health, food security, and combating malnutrition
- Scholarship Award: A limited number of scholarships are available for selected students from lower-income and small-island-countries. These scholarships cover virtually all costs related to participation in the Program including tuition, housing, basic living expenses, medical insurance, social/cultural activities, administration fees, and textbooks. Outstanding applicants may also be eligible for additional travel awards.
Scholarship support is not available for students from high-income countries. The cost of participation in the IMPH program for non-scholarship students is 100,000 New Israeli Shekels (NIS). All payments must be made in Israeli currency or foreign currency based on the official exchange rate on the day of payment. This sum covers tuition, medical insurance, social/cultural activities, administrative fees, and textbooks. Rent and living expenses are not included.
- Nationality: Students from lower-income and small-island-countries.
- Number of Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are provided annually by MASHAV, the Pears Foundation, British Friends of Hebrew University, American Friends of Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization and other donors for selected candidates from lower-income developing regions, countries in transition and small-island-countries.
- Scholarship can be taken in Israel
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: A limited number of scholarships are available for selected students from lower-income and small-island-countries.
Lower and Middle Income Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde* (Capo Verde), Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Small-island-countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Federated States of, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have met the following requirements:
To be eligible for the IMPH Program you must hold an academic degree (BA/BSc, MA/MSc, MD) in medicine, dentistry, nursing, another allied health field, or in one of the basic biological or social sciences relevant to health from a recognized university. Diploma/Advanced Diploma degrees are not recognized as academic degrees by Hebrew University.
Applicants who hold only a bachelor’s degree must have obtained an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 75% in their undergraduate studies. Practical experience in public health is taken into account as well as academic achievement. Students must have a command of basic computing skills.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents listed below. All documents should be labelled with the file name. Do not upload zip files.
- Completed application form.
- Copy of an academic degree certificate and valid transcripts (for all degrees), including transcripts for all transfer credits. If transcripts are not in English, submit official translations and original.
- Applicants from countries where English is not the language of instruction must present results of an English language proficiency exam from a recognized language-instruction institute. Applicants who have previously studied at an institution where English is the language of instruction do not need to submit proof of English proficiency.
- Medical report attesting to the applicant’s good health signed by a physician. Please note, medical insurance does not cover dental care and expenses arising from pre-existing conditions and other health conditions/procedures.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- “Personal statement” or autobiography describing the reasons for wanting to pursue a master’s degree in public health.
- Letters of recommendation from 3 senior academicians or professionals who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications and ability to successfully complete the Program. Letters must be written on letterhead, signed, and uploaded by the person writing the letter. Letters uploaded by the applicant will be removed.
- Photocopy of a valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months from the end of the program). Israeli citizens only please upload a copy of Israeli ID and Israeli passport and foreign passport if relevant.
- Optional: A letter from an employer or future employer attesting to the intent to re-employ the applicant upon completion of the MPH degree.