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PACF MSc Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in UK, 2019

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering two highly competitive PACF Scholarships for sub-Saharan African students. Scholarships are available to study one-year, full-time MSc programme.

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 2019-20 qualifying MSc programme.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a public research university on Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, London, and specialized in public health and tropical medicine and a constituent college of the University of London.

It is essential that all students should have an adequate command of the English language to benefit from studies at the School.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc programmes.

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 16,950.00, and
  • GBP 2,000.00 towards MSc project costs, and
  • a training support grant for the practical learning element of the award.

It is a condition of this funding that PACF Scholars must undertake a three-month practical element at PACF’s London office, during the period they conduct their MSc project. The purpose of this is to provide students with training, learning, and practical experience, and an opportunity to complete their MSc project, whilst undertaking their placement at PACF.

Number of Scholarships: Two highly competitive PACF Scholarships are available

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: 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 organisation with a  focus on HIV/AIDS and/or public health intervention. The selection committee consider a grassroots community organisation to be a non-profit group that work with local communities in delivering HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions. Applications must be from those who are delivering locally based interventions, for example youth group leaders; peer-support group leaders; mentors; peer educators; community outreach workers.
  • 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

Applicants should ensure they demonstrate outstanding experience in working in a grassroots community organisation. Awards can only be made  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.

Nationality: Nationals of sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: A student must normally satisfy the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine general entrance requirements and the additional programme specific entrance requirements as follows: The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master’s programme is at least one of the following:

  • A second-class honors degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • A registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

English Language Requirement: It is essential that all students should have an adequate command of the English language to benefit from studies at the School.

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

  • Step 1: Submit an application for an eligible 2019-20 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 ‘2019-20 PACF MSc Scholarships’. A completed 2019-20 PACF Supplementary Questions Form must be uploaded as part of the Scholarship application. (This is the only document which should be uploaded on the Scholarships online application.)

Application Form

Application Deadline: The scholarship deadline is 27 February 2019.

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