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Online Commonwealth Global Health Scholarships 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open12-May-2017
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What is Online Commonwealth Global Health Scholarships 2017?

The University of Edinburgh is offering 10 fully funded studentships for the citizens of developing commonwealth countries. Scholarships are awarded across six online master programmes within the domain of Global Health. 

The aim of Global Health Academy is to improve global health and make life better for collaborative, interdisciplinary research, education and resource development.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The scholarships will be awarded to a candidate who is accepted for admission onto an eligible programme and who is a citizen of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia


Eligible programmes:

  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Family Medicine
  • MSc Global Challenges
  • MSc Global eHealth
  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • eMPH Public Health

Students enrolled on these eligible Masters programmes become members of the Global Health Academy community which encourages both intra- and inter-disciplinary engagement and communication

The Global Health Academy initiative cuts across the traditional vertical health structures moving to novel integrated health systems training. Our aim is to promote a global community of practice where students can access multiple strands of knowledge from many different experts to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century.

For example, non-communicable diseases are changing the face of African, Asian and Latin American health and healthcare and require not just disease specialists but experts in logistics, in training and policy and in technologies especially, e- and m-health, in order to create stronger community health. Students taking these courses find them rewarding in the opportunity they present to engage with professionals from industry, medicine, policy and research.

How can you apply ?

Applicants who are eligible for these scholarships should apply for one of the six eligible programmes in the first instance and notify the programme director of their intention to apply for the scholarship. The programme director will then give you further information on how to apply. The closing date for scholarship applications is 12th May 2017 at 2359 hours BST.

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