2015 Africa London Nagasaki MSc Scholarships for African Scientists , and applications are submitted till 12 September 2014. Applications are invited for Africa London Nagasaki Scholarships available for African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa. Scholarships will award to study either the Institute of Tropical Medicine or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Up to four scientists will receive up to a maximum award of US $50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK | Japan or UK
Level: Master’s degree (MSc program)
Field(s): elevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa.
Deadline: 12 September 2014
Funded By: Africa London Nagaski (ALN) Scholarship Fund is the collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London (LSHTM) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki (NEKKEN).
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 Africa London Nagasaki MSc Scholarships are targeted for African scientists (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Africa London Nagasaki scholarship.
‣ Award No: Up to four awards per year will be made, with the awards being distributed between London and Nagasaki.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Funds are currently available to support the programme for an initial five-year period.
‣ Scholarship covers: Each year up to four scientists will receive up to a maximum award of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. Successful candidates are required to write a formal report on completion of their course.
‣ The ALN scholarship fund is a source of support for African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa.
‣ Candidates should only apply to the university of their choice when they have been awarded a scholarship.
‣ Candidates applying for an Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc scholarship must meet the following criteria.
‣ LSHTM: Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine must: -be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
‣ be fluent in English. I
‣ f the applicant’s first language is not English or if the studies at university have not been conducted wholly in the medium of English candidates must take and pass one of the approved internet-based tests (IELTS, TOEFL or a Pearson Test of English).
‣ The standard of English needed to pass the tests is high and is in line with the level of English required by the UK Border Authority in order to issue a student visa. \
‣ have a first or upper second class BSc degree or equivalent from an established university in a relevant area of science (a medical degree is not essential),
‣ usually have had at least two years’ prior research experience in an area relevant to the study of infectious diseases, and -have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.
NEKKEN: Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagaski must: -be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
‣ be fluent in English,
‣ have obtained an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification from a recognised university,
‣ have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation.
Selection Criteria for 2015 Africa London Nagasaki MSc Scholarships
‣ Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career. Applications will be considered by a selection committee comprising two representatives each from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki, plus two distinguished African scientists.
‣ Criteria on which selections will be based include past academic experience, evidence of a commitment to research as shown through work experience and publications, evidence of an aptitude for independent learning (which is especially important for candidates wishing to take the distance learning degree), a personal statement of why attending the chosen course will further their career, and referees’ reports.
Notification of the 2015 Africa London Nagasaki MSc Scholarships
‣ Shortlisting of candidates will be done electronically and final selection of shortlisted candidates will be done through a video link or teleconference.
‣ All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by mid February 2015.
‣ Applications should be submitted via online.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 12 September 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship