Master’s degree is the next level for any bachelor degree holder who seeks to strengthen his knowledge on the subject matter. However, we want to discuss about Public health scholarships.
This article clearly gives an indebt knowledge on opportunities for Public health Students to Study Abroad. Before we get you going, here are basic information about Public health Scholarships
Public health is a discipline that involves the science, art and ways of disease prevention, elongating life and supporting human health through the planned organized efforts and well informed choices of the society, the core of this discipline is to analyse the health of a population, and the threats to the health of the population.
Public health is an interdisciplinary field encompassing some of the following subfields biostatics, community health, behavioural health, epidemiology, mental health, and occupational safety.
The major aim of this discipline is to increase the quality of life of a population through the prevention and treatment of diseases, the aim is achieved through the surveillance of health cases and health indicators, and also through the advancement of good and healthy behaviours.
Some of the initiatives of public health include encouraging and promoting hand washing, breast feeding, and use of condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
The roles of public health as a discipline in health care
Asides from the major role of public health in seeking to improve the health of a population through different interventions, Public health also plays the following roles in healthcare:
The evaluation and the assessment of current healthcare services, if they are in line with the stated objectives of the health system.
Researching and identifying the most appropriate healthcare interventions.
Checking the effects of the interventions on the population, and then cost- effectiveness of the said intervention.
Educating, informing, and empowering people about their health and wellbeing.
The world health organization (WHO) also identifies the following as core functions of public health practitioners.
Communicating evidence-based and ethical policy options.
Determining agenda of a research, and encouraging the creation, interpretation and spread of valuable knowledge.
Setting of norms and standards, and also the monitoring of the implementation of the said standards.
Provision of leadership on critical health matters.
Monitoring of a populations health situation, and assessing the trends.
Graduates of this discipline are called public health practitioners, and below are some of the top Public health scholarships available to practitioners of this field.
1.Wellcome Masters Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Welcome masters fellowship in public health and tropical medicine, is a fellowship scheme that is offered by the Wellcome institute, the scheme is mainly for nationals of low and middle income countries, offering them the opportunity to run a master’s degree programme in a course related to public health or tropical medicine, the scheme is run annually, with the deadline every 31 August and the recipients get to study in any country in the world.
The research project should have a focus on a health priority in target companies, and be within the Trust’s science remit.
The fellowship boasts of the following packages, an amount of £120,000, which includes student’s stipend, salary, fees and research expenses, the duration of the fellowship, is 30 months, shared into two unequal parts, with 12 months for the taught master’s course, and 18 months for the research project.
Who can apply?
Graduate students can apply for a Master’s Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if they have the following requirements:
The Graduate students come from a low or middle income country
The Graduate students proposed research places emphasis on a health priority in a low or middle income country.
The graduate student must be at an early stage in their career, with limited research experience, but with an interest in research.
How do you apply?
Your application must be submitted via the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker.
For more information please visit the official website here: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/international-masters-fellowships
2. AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellowships in USA for Women
The American Association of University Women international fellowships for women is a body that awards scholarships to women in Public health who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States, high priority is usually given to women who have shown commitment to their societies especially in the advancement of girls and women.
The recipients are to study in any accredited institution in the United States. The application for this scholarship is on-going and the deadline is 15th November. The scholarship for the master’s programme or professional fellowship is $18,000.
Who can apply?
Graduate applicants who want to apply for this scholarship must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must be citizens of any country other than the United States.
Applicants must hold an academic degree earned in an accredited institution.
Applicants must be proficient in English language, with relevant tests to show their English proficiency.
Applicants must have the intention of returning back to their country to pursue a professional career.
For more information about this scholarship and other requirements please visit the official website here: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/
3. DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses
The DAAD scholarships is given by Germany to international students who want to study a range of development related postgraduate courses, public health included at any accredited university in Germany .
It is an annual scholarship with the deadline always around August –October.
The scholarship has the value of monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates students, payments covering travel allowance, accident, health and personal liability insurance cover, unless these payments are otherwise sponsored by another source of funding.
The duration for the scholarship is usually 12-24 months.
Can I apply? You may ask
Yes you can! If you meet the following requirements
You hold a bachelor degree in related subjects.
You hold a degree with far above average results, and have at least two years related professional experience.
The academic degree you hold should not be more than six years old
You possess relevant language test results.
For more information concerning deadlines and how to apply, kindly visit the official website here: https://www.daad.de/der-daad/unsere-aufgaben/entwicklungszusammenarbeit/foerderprogramme/hochschulen/infos/en/45192-development-related-postgraduate-courses-epos/
4. Edinburgh Online Global Health Scholarships
The University of Edinburg, United Kingdom offers fully funded masters scholarships in Public health online, it is an annual scholarship, with the deadline for application around late June, the target group for this scholarship are students who are resident in developing commonwealth countries.
The scholarship package includes a full tuition fee, free participation in a summer school, payments towards internet usage and printing of materials, and project costs.
Applicants who are interested in applying for this scholarship and are eligible should apply for the programme and after receiving an offer of admission from the university, can then apply for the scholarship.
For more information concerning eligibility and how to go about the application please visit the official Website here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/e-learning/commglobalhealth
5. The Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh
The medical postgraduate scholarship scheme at the University of Edinburg offers two scholarships yearly for fulltime master’s degree study in human medical programmes, which includes public health the scholarship is offered annually, with the deadline for the yearly application around June each year.
The scholarship is open to eligible international students, the scholarship comprises of tuition fees of about £21,200, and any surplus is paid as stipend.
How can I be eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply if you already have an offer of admission from the university and you have accepted the offer of studentship.
Please note that it is the hope of the sponsors that the applicants would wish to return back to their home countries after studies, where their work will be of benefit to their people.
So if you are eligible go ahead and complete the online application form. Please note that you will not be to access the online application form if you did not apply to the university and have full ease authentication.
For more detailed information please visit the Official Scholarship Website here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/medicine-vet-medicine/glenmore
6. Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
The commonwealth distance learning scholarships , is a scholarship scheme offered to nationals from commonwealth countries, with main focus on those from developing common wealth countries, the scholarship is for a part time master’s degree programme online, on selected courses, including public health offered in the United Kingdom universities, it’s an annual scholarship with the deadline for application late June.
The scholarship is valued as a full-tuition scholarship, with payments for other costs accrued in the duration of the programme.
How can I apply?
To apply for the scholarship candidates must meet the following requirements
Applicants must be a citizen of a common wealth country, and permanently residing in that country.
Applicants must hold a bachelor degree with at least 2:1 standard.
Applicants should be unable to cater for their education without the aid.
Applicants should please note that they have to take the necessary steps to secure an admission in their chosen in a United Kingdom university, alongside also applying for the scholarship, most UK universities have their own requirements and different application dates.
For more information on this scholarship please visit the official website here: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/
7. Civil Society Leadership Awards
The civil society leadership awards is funded by the open society foundation, the scheme provides fully funded master degree scholarship to individuals who have demonstrated all round excellence, and show a deep commitment to be leaders of positive change in their societies.
The recipients of this scholarship get to study in various countries which include, but are not limited to France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.
This scholarship is given annually, with the deadline for applications mid-May. The awards are for a target group of countries, from Africa and Asia.
The scholarship includes full support for tuition, program related travels, monthly stipend, accommodation and other expenses, health insurance, educational materials, and all other expenses accrued during the course of the program and application
For one to be able to apply for this scholarship one must meet the following requirement
Applicants must be a citizen of an eligible country.
Applicants must demonstrate maturity and show potentials for leadership.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, and show professional excellence in a relevant area.
Applicants must have proof to show their language proficiency.
Applicants must show a clear commitment to return to their home country, and contribute to their society.
For more information, about the scholarship guidelines and how to apply please visit the official website here: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-leadership-award-20160708
8. ADB Scholarships
The Asian development bank ADB scholarship is a joint scholarship with the government of japan, which aims to provide the opportunity for qualified citizens of member countries to advance their studies at the postgraduate level in the fields of management, economics, science and technology, public health included, the awardees get to study in New Zealand, in the participating institutions, it is run yearly with the deadline for applications in late July.
The scholarship package includes fully funded tuition fees, transport to and from New Zealand, health insurance, stipend and a special research grant.
For on to be eligible to apply, he/she must meet the following requirements
Be a member of the target countries.
Have already secured admission at an approved institution.
Have a good standard bachelor’s degree certificate, with at least two years of professional work experience.
Have a mastery of the English language.
Be under the age limit of 35 years.
Have the intent to return to home country after completion of studies.
It is noteworthy that it is only after one has gained admission and received a placement offer from an acceptable academic institution, that one can apply for the scholarship, for more details on this scholarship please visit here: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/international-students/is-scholarships-loans-and-funding/is-asian-development-bank-japan-scholarship.html
9. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship
This is a scholarship scheme that is jointly run by the government of Japan and the world bank (JJ/WBGSP), this is open to men and women from target countries, in possession of relevant professional experience, and with a record of supporting their country in areas of development, who wants to obtain a master degree in development related courses, public health included.
An annual scholarship, with the application deadlines around mid-April. The awardees get to study at universities in Africa, United States and Japan.
The scholarship package includes full tuition, monthly stipend, to and from University airfare, health insurance and travel allowance.
Am I eligible?
Yes you are if you meet the following requirements:
You are a member of the target nation.
Hold a bachelor degree that was obtained at least 3 years before the application deadline date. Applicant must not be related in any way to anyone working in World Bank, nor be a staff either.
Please note that you must have an unconditional offer of admission from one of the participating Universities. Please it is important to visit the official website for more information, see the link below: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships
10. Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships
This scholarship scheme is funded by the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and it was developed to aid international students who have the desire to obtain a master’s degree from the university and want to make an impact in the development of their country. It is an annual scholarship, with application deadline late April.
The awards are directed towards study in the faculty of engineering, medicine and health, science and social sciences. A whooping number of 105 scholarships are given out, with 50-100% tuition funding.
The target group of internationals are those from Africa, India or one of the common wealth countries
You can apply for this scholarship if you:
Come from the target nation
Is classified as international student for fee payment purposes
Have not studied outside home country before
Holds an offer of admission from the university
Applicants must have gotten an offer of admission before they can apply for the scholarship.
For more detailed information please visit the official website here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/scholarships-fees-and-finance/scholarships/masters-scholarships/dev-sol-masters.aspx
11. Common Wealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities
The Common Wealth shared scholarship scheme at UK universities is offered to citizens of common wealth countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree, and who would otherwise with this fund not be able to afford one.
This is a joint scholarship that is jointly funded by the UK department for international development and participating United Kingdom universities, the scholarship is run yearly with application deadlines at mid-April, over 200 plus scholarships are given out yearly, and the awardees get to study in participating UK universities, the scholarship is usually tenable for a year, covering tuition fees, airfare to and from the United Kingdom, and other allowances, to apply for this scholarship you must:
Come from a Common Wealth country
Permanently reside in a Common Wealth country
Hold a bachelor degree of at second class upper division
When applying you should apply to study a public health master’s course at a participating UK university, all applications are to be made through the chosen university. The application must be done using the CSC’s Electronic Application System in addition to other applications that are required of you by your university.
For more information please visit the official website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/
12. Australia Awards Scholarships
The Australia awards scholarships is a scholarship that targets nationals of countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to enable them study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level in participating Australian universities, this scheme is run annually, with the deadline at the end of April, the fields that this scheme covers has public health inclusive.
The scholarship covers the full tuition fees, airfare, living expenses. Overseas student insurance, language course fees etc. the scholarship is on for the minimum duration necessary to complete the program
Who is eligible?
You are eligible if you are:
A citizen of the target country
At least 18 years at the commencement of the scholarship
Not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
Not married or engaged to anyone who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand permanent resident or citizenship at any time application process etc.
The deadline of application varies for most companies, so to be more informed please visit the official website here: http://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/Pages/australia-awards-scholarships.aspx
13. Westminster International Scholarships
The University of Westminster, United Kingdom offers internationals scholarships that are fully funded to study for a full time master’s degree programme at the university, in any course except MBA, the scholarship comprises of full tuition, living expenses, accommodation, to and from air fare to the University.
For one to be able to get this scholarship one must be an international student that holds a full time offer to study for their masters at the University of Westminster, the main criteria of focus are first class honours bachelor’s degree, serious financial need of the scholarship, and the individuals shows development potential.
To apply for this scholarship ne must have gotten an offer of admission from the university. To start the application process you will need to download and complete the scholarship form, and submit it with other relevant documents via post. This is a yearly scholarship, with the deadlines for applications around October. For more information it is of utmost importance that you visit the official scholarship website here: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/january-2017-scholarships/westminster-international-scholarship
14. Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The Netherlands fellowship programme (NFP) is a scheme that caters for professionals who are nationals of the 51 NFP countries, the aim of this scheme is to facilitate capacity building within organisations in the 51 member countries, by training and educating their professionals, it offers master’s degree programmes and other programmes at participating Dutch Universities that offer qualified NFP programmes.
The chances of getting this scholarship is very high if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman, the scholarship is meant as a supplement to the salary that the fellow will continue to receive during the period of study, a stipend to cover travel cost, visas, fees, health insurance and research projects.
To be able to apply, one must meet the following criteria:
A national of the target country
Not be in the employ of an institution that has its own staff development programmes such as multinational companies, multi-lateral donor organisation, international NGO’s
Have an official or valid passport
For more details about the application process please visit the official website here: https://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes
15. Australia Awards Masters Scholarships for Africa
The Australian government are the sponsors of this scholarship, it offers the opportunity of a lifetime for eligible African candidates to bag their master’s degree scholarships in participating Australian universities in Australia, it’s an annual scholarship, with deadline around Nov-Dec, it focuses on different countries priority fields of study, public health inclusive the target groups for this scholarships are African countries, and a list of them can be found at the official site.
The scholarship covers full tuition fees, air fare, stipend for living expenses, health insurance and so on.
One can be eligible for this scholarship if they meet the under listed requirements
You must be within the age range of 25-50 years
Must possess at least 3 years post graduate work experience
Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Must not have had a master’s degree or in the process of getting one
Must be willing to return back to home country
Must meet the country and the scholarship scheme eligibility criteria
Each country has its own deadlines for application, but the deadlines all fall around November –December, for more details please visit the official website here: http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/
16. ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries
This is an annual scholarship that is sponsored ARES, handing out 150 master degree scholarships to nationals of target countries, the recipients get to study in participating universities in Belgium, the eligible courses for master’s degree programs range from agriculture, economics, human rights, information technology to health courses, public health inclusive.
The target countries eligible for this scholarship includes but are not limited to Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ecuador, Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger and Vietnam. The scholarship covers tuition fees. Allowance, travel expenses, living accommodations and health insurance.
If one is to be deemed eligible for this scholarship, he must meet the following criteria:
Be a national of the target country
Must reside and work in their home country
Has at two years professional working experience
Has a fluency in the French language, and is committed to learning the language in order to actively participate in daily life in Belgium
For more information concerning the application process and guidelines visit the official website here:
http://www.ares-ac.be/en/cooperation-au-developpement/bourses/masters-et-stages-en-belgique , deadline for applications is usually early February.
17. Eira Francis Davies Scholarship at Swansea University
The Eira Francis Davies scholarship is offered to female students resident in target countries, who are admitted to pursue a course at the undergraduate or postgraduate level within the college of human and health sciences at the Swansea University, United Kingdom.
The target group for this scholarship are women from developing countries as listed by the World Bank; this is a full tuition scholarship, covering all expenses.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
Hold an offer of admission from Swansea University in the target field of study
The female must show academic excellence and in need of financial aid
Must hold a bachelor degree with at least second class upper division
Be a full time new degree seeking applicant, from a non EU country
Must have accepted the offer of admission
You must not be eligible for other financial support from the Swansea University.
Those in need of this scholarship can apply for it after they have been offered admission in the target field of study, and they have accepted the offer application deadlines are usually around July, for more information about this scholarship please visit the official website here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/fees-and-funding/eira-davies-scholarship/
18.Taiwan International Higher Education Scholarship Program
The Taiwan ICDF international higher education scholarship program is a scholarship scheme by the Taiwan government that aims to support partner countries to attain sustainable development via education.
This scheme provides citizens of partner countries to be able to bag an undergraduate, masters or doctoral degree as the case maybe in participating universities in Taiwan. It is an annual scholarship with deadline for application mid-march. This scholarship covers fields of science and technology, engineering, public health and medicine, agriculture, humanities and social sciences.
The Taiwan ICDF scholarship provides its awardees with a full scholarship that encompasses return air ticket, housing allowance, full tuition, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.
For one to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Must be a national of the target countries
Must meet the regulation set by the national immigration agency
Must satisfy the admission requirements of the participating university, to study under the scholarship
To apply for this scholarship applicants must fill an online application, for more details on how to apply, and the target countries please visit the official website here: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=
19.Taiwan Government Scholarships for International Students
This scholarship is sponsored by the Taiwan government through the ministry of education, offering international students the chance to study for their bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees in a wide range of courses public health inclusive in Taiwan colleges and universities.
The reason behind the scholarship is to encourage brilliant and exceptional international students from around the world excluding internationals from Hong Kong, Macau, and China, the opportunity to get degrees in Taiwan, and in the process get familiar with the academic environment in the country, thereby promoting good relations between Taiwan and other countries of the world. It is an annual scholarship with deadlines for application on the last day of March.
The scholarship covers full tuition and subsistence allowance; all other fees are paid by the recipients.
One is eligible for this scholarship, if they meet the following requirements:
Must be a foreign national with excellent academic records and of good moral standards
Must have applied directly to universities listed under the Association of Taiwan Scholarship Program Schools before the deadlines specified for each universities elapses.
For more information on how to apply for this scholarship please visit the official website here: http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/EngLawContent.aspx?Type=E&id=122
20. The John Hopkins School of Public Health Scholarships and Tuitions
The John Hopkins School of public health is a foremost authority in the field of public health, and awards scholarships to all students both international and U.S citizens alike.
They give their students various scholarships, and the admission application to get into the school also serves as the scholarship application, so only the best of the best gets the scholarships, the review process for the scholarships is extremely rigorous, and candidates who opt to submit their application without a standardized test score are usually at a loss, other eligibility factors includes the applicants having a strong professional background, leadership potential in the public health field, and having excellent academic records. The school offers both part time/online and full time students scholarships.
Below is a list of scholarships for online/part time students
The Bloomberg fellows – This is a full tuition scholarship, that includes a small stipend, offered to individuals who currently work in the United states with organizations to fight against violence, addiction, and other health challenges.
The Welch scholarship– all new online/part time MPH students are going to receive this scholarship.
Scholarships for full time Students
The Bloomberg fellows – This scholarship which includes a full tuition scholarship and a small allowance
The Sommer scholars program– This is a highly prestigious award giving to exceptional students who show the potential to be future public health heroes, it is a full tuition scholarship, with living allowances, and a total of 12 recipients get to receive this.
Other scholarships which range from partial to full tuition scholarships are also given out by the school, the names of these scholarships are:
Peace corps Coverdell fellows
Reed frost scholarship
Endowed student funding
For more information on more application details and deadlines, please visit the official website here: https://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/tuition-and-scholarships/index.html