University of Ghana TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship 2016/2017

Application Deadline: January 31st 2016

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with a focus on Implementation Research, for the 2016/2017 academic year, commencing August 2016.

  1. Master’s Degree Scholarships (12 months – Fulltime)
    1. Master’s in Public Health
    2. MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences
    3. MSc Occupational Health/Hygiene
  2. PhD Scholarships (48 months – Fulltime)

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies. Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.

The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries.

Eligibility

·       Nationals and residents from low- and middle income countries (data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups) of WHO African Region.

·       Applicants should normally be under 35 years old for the Master’s programme, and under 40 years of age for the PhD.

·       Meet the standard University admission requirements for international graduate students.

·       For postgraduate admission requirements at University of Ghana, visit the how to apply to postgraduate programmes page.

*Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

Scholarship Package

The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

·       Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.

·       Tuition fees and a basic medical and accident insurance

·       Monthly stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to local living cost

·       Provision of a laptop computer

·       Allowance toward recommended learning materials

·       Support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection

·       Intensive English language course to improve integration in the host institution environment, if applicable (for Francophone and Lusophone students)

How to Apply

Timeline:

Application Deadline: January 31st 2016

Announcement of Selection Result : February 28th 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Ghana TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship 2016/2017

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