Fully Funded TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand 2020 is available to students looking to pursue their studies in South Africa. This post provides the requirements, eligibility and how to apply for the scholarship.
Fully Funded TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand Guide
The School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), held at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, summons aptly qualified individuals to put in for a full scholarship backed by TDR to embark on the full-time Master Degree Programme in the area of Implementation Science.
The degree program 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 program should also attract individuals who wish to become more involved in research in health-related disciplines.
Many candidates who are interested in the TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand have been asking some questions, such as:
- How can I apply for TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand?
- When is the deadline for TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand?
- When will TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand start?
- What are the benefits of TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand?
- What are the requirements for TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand?
These questions will be answered on this page and also more detailed information will be presented about the scholarship.
Degree Programme: MSc Epidemiology in the area of Implementation Science (18 months full-time).
Eligibility TDR Scholarships at University of the Witwatersrand
- Be resident in and a national of a low- or middle-income country in the WHO African Region.
- Candidates should typically be 35 or younger for the Master Programme. Women are encouraged to apply.
- Be interested in creating a career in implementation study on infectious diseases of poverty.
- Be proficient in English.
- Meet the Programme’s requirements: http://www.wits.ac.za/publichealth/academic-programmes/postgraduate/master-of-science-in-epidemiology/
Not qualified for this particular scholarship? See other scholarships here.
Benefits of Fully Funded TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand
The scheme will provide full scholarships for seven Masters in the 2020 academic year and covers the following:
- Return economy airfare.
- Tuition fees.
- Basic medical and accident insurance.
- Monthly stipend for living costs and 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 program, as well as provide networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.
Method of Application for the Fully Funded TDR Scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand
The application process is two-fold.
- Application to the University of the Witwatersrand
Submit an application by filling out a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online at http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/
The program application fee is R200 for both international and local applicants.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 July 2019.
Applicants should note to apply for accommodation also.
For more details on applications, please visit: www.wits.ac.za/askwits for general application inquiries, or send an mail to Mrs. Gloria Bowe (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za) for the MSc Programme related inquiries.
- Application for the TDR scholarship
The application for the TDR scholarship must be made independently in writing and should comprise the following documents:
- A letter of motivation for applying for the scholarship.
- A certified copy of the bio-data page of the passport.
- Proof of application to study Implementation Science as the area of study in the MSc Epidemiology Program at the University of the Witwatersrand of the School of Public Health starting in the 2019 academic year.
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work experience.
- Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to Mrs. Gloria Bowes (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za).
The application deadline for TDR scholarships is 31 July 2019.