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LSHTM Fully Funded PACF MSc Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans in UK, 2018-2019

Two highly competitive PACF Scholarships are available to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa intending to study at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on a one-year, full-time, London-based 2018-19 qualifying MSc programme.

It is intended to support an excellent candidate who would be unable to take up a place of study without this financial support.

London School’s mission is to be a world-leading school of public and global health, working closely with partners in the UK and worldwide to address contemporary and future critical health challenges.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc programme.
  • Study Subject: The qualifying programmes are: MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, MSc Epidemiology, MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, MSc Public Health, MSc Public Health for Development, and MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research.
  • Scholarship Award: Each scholarship will cover:
  • Tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip fees, and
  • A tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 16,750.00, and
  • GBP 2,000.00 towards MSc project costs, and
  • A training support grant for the practical learning element of the award.
  • Nationality: Sub-Saharan African countries
  • Number of Scholarships: Two highly competitive PACF Scholarships are available to applicants
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply.

List of countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must

  • Be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School; and
  • Have 2 years experience working in any function (board, staff, volunteer etc.) within a grassroots community-based organization with a focus on HIV/AIDS and/or public health intervention. The selection committee considers a grassroots community organization to be a non-profit group that works with local communities in delivering HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions. Applications are encouraged from volunteers, youth group leaders, peer-support group leaders who are delivering locally based interventions.
  • confirm (by submitting an application for this scholarship) that s/he would not otherwise be able to pay for their proposed programme of study, and
  • agree to undertake a 3-month placement with PACF, in their London office, during the summer (whilst simultaneously undertaking their MSc project); and
  • meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed; and
  • hold an offer of admission for 2018-19 for one of the following London-based MSc programmes of study:
  • MSc Control of Infectious Diseases
  • MSc Epidemiology
  • MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health
  • MSc Public Health for Development

Applicants should ensure they demonstrate outstanding experience and qualifications in their study and scholarship applications, as appropriate. Preference will be given to those candidates who show how their skills and knowledge might be applied to community HIV/AIDS interventions, and who explain how they will be effective catalysts of change in their communities, particularly with regard to community HIV/AIDS interventions, once they have completed their MSc programme of study.

English Language Requirements: Students must meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study if short-listed.

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Application Procedure:

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

Step 1: Submit an application for an eligible 2018-19 London-based MSc programme of study, as per instructions under the ‘How to Apply’ tab on the relevant programme of study page, ensuring that all necessary supplementary documents (including references) are submitted via the Admissions portal as soon as possible to ensure that an offer of admission is held by the scholarship deadline.

Step 2: Submit an online scholarships application, selecting the option ‘PACF MSc Scholarships’. A completed Supplementary Questions Form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of the Scholarship application. (This is the only document which should be uploaded to the Scholarships online application.)

Online Application

Scholarship Link