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WHO Scholarship Requirements And How To Apply

Are you a 35-year-old from Nigeria or any other country in Africa? Are you interested in working for the World Health Organization (WHO)? Are you interested in building a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty? Are you proficient in English language? If your answer to the questions is “yes”, then now is the time to apply for the Implementation Science WHO-TDR Postgraduate Scholarship for Developing Countries for Master.

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The University of Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health is welcoming suitable candidates to apply for a full-time and fully funded Master Degree Programme in Implementation Science. The scholarship programme is being bankrolled by TDR, the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

In this article, we will show you the criteria for eligibility to apply for this scholarship, benefits, as well the method of application. You will do yourself a lot of favor by reading this article till the end.

Goals of the WHO scholarship scheme

  • Enhance graduate training capability in implementation research,
  • Increase the number of researchers in low-and-middle-income countries,
  • Focus on implementation research on contagious diseases of poverty.

What are the conditions for eligibility?

• You must be a resident or a national of one of the low-and-middle-income countries.

• You must be 35 years.

• You must be interested in building a career in implementation research.

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• You must be proficient in English language.

What are the benefits offered by the scholarship?

• Return economy flight ticket between the applicant’s home county and Johannesburg, South Africa.

• Full tuition fees.

• Accident and medical insurance (Basic).

• Monthly allowance to cover living expenses (accommodation inclusive).

• Support for research project expenses.

How to apply for WHO scholarship

Below is the method of application;

All application processes are to be completed online at

Documents required for the WHO scholarship application

  • Letter of motivation,
  • Certified data page of applicant’s international passport,
  • Proof of application to study Implementation Science in MSc,
  • A robust Curriculum Vitae including description of a relevant research and work experience,
  • 2 confidential referee reports (must be sent to by 31st July 2021.

Source: Nyscinfo

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