African Union MSc Scholarships 2019 at WITS School of Public Health
The Africa Union is currently welcoming suitable applications from qualified and suitable candidates for its ongoing African Union MSc Scholarships 2019 at the WITS School of Public Health which is available for every citizens from the 55 African Union Member States; read Down to see details on how to apply for African Union MSc Scholarships. The deadline for application is 31st August, 2018.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – a Specialized Technical Health Agency of the African Union, invites qualified candidates to apply for a full scholarship to undertake the full-time study in the Master of Science in Epidemiology degree programme at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health.
The candidates can apply for any of the six fields of study under the programme. These are:
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Public Health Informatics
The degree programmes are 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 scholarship will focus on candidates currently working with the National Public Health Institutes in their respective countries.
The Africa CDC was launched in January 2017 by the African Heads of State and Government to ensure Africans have public health institutions capable of mitigating against the social, economic, and security dimensions of infectious disease threats. In supporting the African Union Member States to establish and strengthen National Public Health Institutes, the aim of the scholarship is to strengthen public health workforce capacity within the Member States.
DEGREE PROGRAMME TO BE SPONSORED: Master of Science in Epidemiology in any of the fields of study listed above (18 months full-time)
Benefits African Union MSc Scholarships:
The Africa CDC will provide full scholarships for ten Masters students in the 2019 academic year. The scholarship covers the following:
The cost of one most direct return economy air ticket per year;
Tuition fees which will be paid directly to the University;
Basic medical and accident insurance;
Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation;
A limited allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference text books and necessary software);
Limited support for the research project expenses and
Limited support towards the cost of a laptop.
Eligibility African Union MSc Scholarships:
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 Masters programme at the University of Witwatersrand
Be a holder of a honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an MBBCh or other 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
The African Union believes in equal opportunities for men and women, and women are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply for African Union MSc Scholarships 2019 at WITS School of Public Health.
The application process is in two-fold.
1. a. Application for admission to the University of the Witwatersrand
Apply by completing a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online at: http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/
You can also go to: www.wits.ac.za/askwitsfor general application queries.
An application fee of R200 is required for all applications.
Deadline for application for admission into the programme is 31 August 2018.