University of the Witwatersrand’s WHO/TDR 2020 Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: July 31st 2019

The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR – hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland) invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full scholarship supported by TDR to undertake full-time Master Degree Programme in the field of Implementation Science.

The degree programme is open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programme should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields.


•MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)


•Be resident in and a national of a low- or middle-income country in the WHO African Region.

•Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the Master’s Programme. Women are encouraged to apply.

•Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty

•Be proficient in English

•Meet the Programme’s requirements


The scheme will provide full scholarships for nine (9) Masters in the 2020 academic year and covers the following:

•Return economy air fare

•Tuition fees

•Basic medical and accident insurance

•Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation.

•Support for the research project expenses Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as provide opportunities for networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.


The application process is two-fold.

1.APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRANDApply by completing a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online at: fee is R200 for both international and local applications.

Application deadline: 31 July 2019.

Applicants should also note to: i)apply for accommodation at: application deadline is 30 October 2019.

ii)apply to the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) at: with foreign certificates,to get their certificates evaluated.

The SAQA certificate or evidence of application MUST be uploaded as part of the required application documents

For more information on applications, please go for general application queriesorContact Mrs Gloria Bowe at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WHO/TDR 2020 Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science


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