Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund for Africans, 2018-19

Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund for Africans and applications are submitted till 01 September 2017. 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. Full  details: 

School:London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Institutes of Tropical Meidicine(NEKKEN), Nagasaki, Japan.

Level: Masters

Fields: Control of infectious disease in Africa

Deadline: 1 September 2017

Funded by: Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund

Beneficiaries: African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa

Benefits:

  • Eachar, 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.


Description

  • The ALN scholarship fund supports African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa.
  • The scholarship funds a candidate to undertake an MSc in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK.
  • Both residential and distance learning MSc courses are available at LSHTM. Candidates offered a course at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki will be required to reside in Japan for the duration of the course.

Eligibility

  • 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 and Tropical Medicine must:
  • Be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa, be fluent in English.
  • If 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.
  • 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 recognized university.
  • Have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation, have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.


Scholarship Application Method

Apply via online

Application process overview

To apply for an Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship please follow these steps by the deadline dates.

Step 1 - Select the course

Identify an MSc course at either LSHTM or NEKKEN that you would like to study, but do not apply to the university.

Step 2 - Check eligibility

Ensure you are eligible for the MSc course and ALN Scholarship. Please note NEKKEN applicants must have a medical qualification.

Step 3 - Register with ALN

Register to create an account with ALN. You must have an account before you can apply.

 Step 4 - Apply to ALN

Log in and click 'Start application' in the header. Complete and submit the application form by Friday 30th September 2017. No supporting documentation is required at this stage.

Step 5 - Candidates are selected

Applications will be considered by a selection committee and four candidates will be offered Scholarships by end February 2018.

Step 6 - Apply for MSc

Successful candidates to apply for the MSc course at the specified university by 31 March 2018.

Step 7 - Start MSc course

Scholarship awardees that are given a place at university start their MSc course in September 2018 at LSHTM and October 2018 at NEKKEN.



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