Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) scholarship fund offers Master’s scholarships for Africans to undertake a Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki in UK and Japan
Level: Master's Degree
Field(s): A subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa
Deadline: 27th September 2013.
Funded By: Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is targeted for The scientists of Africa (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)
‣ Award No: Up to four awards per year will be made, with the awards being distributed between London and Nagasaki.
‣ Scholarship covers: Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.
‣ The Africa London Nagasaki Master’s Scholarships 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.
‣ The 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.
(1) Candidates applying for Africa London Nagasaki Master’s Scholarships 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. 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 test (IELTS, TOEFL or a Pearson Test of English) (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/english.html).
‣ 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. (2) Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki 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,
‣ Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career;
‣ Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply online.
‣ Eligible candidates that want to apply for Africa London Nagasaki master's scholarships must follow these steps and submit their completed application by the deadline date:
Step 1 – Register: Enter your details to create an account with ALN. Create your account now. Step 2 – Activate your account. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in this email and login to the ALN web site to activate your account.
Step 3 – Complete the application form. Log in (if not already done so) and click ‘Start application in the header to complete your application.
Step 4 – Submit your application. You may only submit your application form once to ALN. To submit the form, tick the box ‘Submit to Secretariat’ and click ‘Save’.
Step 5 – Confirmation: A message will appear confirming that your form has been submitted successfully. You will also receive an email confirming that your application has been received by the ALN secretariat.
Step 6 – Wait: You will receive an email from the selection committee about your application by the end of February 2014.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due by 27th September 2013.
‣ Short listing 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 the end of February 2014.
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