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10 Wits African Union Master Awards in Epidemiology, South Africa

Applications are invited for up to 10 African Union Scholarships for the Masters Programme in Epidemiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health for the 2019 Academic Year.

The Africa CDC will provide fully-funded positions for ten Masters students in the 2019 academic year. These are available to pursue Master degree program.

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The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of Wits School of Public Health (WSPH) has since 2000 established itself as an institution of choice for the provision of postgraduate training in epidemiology and biostatistics within the sub-Saharan African region and beyond.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of Wits School of Public Health
Department: NA
Course Level: Masters Degree
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States.
The program can be taken in South Africa
Application Deadline: Closed

Eligibility

The studentships are awarded to the citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States.

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

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States, and working with a National Public Health Institute
  • Must be nominated by a National Public Health Institute of any of the 55 African Union Members States
  • Have proof of admission to undertake the full-time master program at the University of Witwatersrand
  • Be a holder of a honors degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an MBBCh or another health-related degree, at the level of Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent
  • The degree must be from a reputable fully accredited University
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards, if any
  • Be able to commit to work in a National Public Health Institute in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years
  • Applicants should be 35 years or younger by 31st August 2018
  • Be proficient in English
  • The African Union believes in equal opportunities for men and women, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To participate, the applicants need to submit an online application. The application process is in two-fold.
  • Supporting Documents: The application for the opportunity must be done separately. Interested candidates should send the Completed application form, Recent passport-size photograph, Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts, Certified copy of bio-data page of Passport or National Identity Card. Comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work experience and names and contacts of two referees, Evidence of application to study in the MSc Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand of the School of Public Health commencing in the 2019 academic year.
  • 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.

Benefit

The Africa CDC will provide fully-funded positions for ten Masters Students in the 2019 academic year. The scholarship covers the following:

  1. The cost of one most direct return economy air ticket per year;
  2. Tuition fees will be paid directly to the University;
  3. Basic medical and accident insurance;
  4. Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation;
  5. A limited allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference textbooks and necessary software);
  6. Limited support for the research project expenses and
  7. Limited support for the cost of a laptop.

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