2014/15 Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund

Deadline: September 27, 2013

Applications for the 2014/15 2014/15 Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund is now open. This is a source of support for African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa. The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

An award will only be made on condition that the candidate meets the criteria set for entry on the course for which they have applied. Candidates should only apply to the university of their choice when they have been awarded a scholarship.

Eligibility

PhD student in the laboratory at the Centre for Molecular Parasitology,University of Copenhagen © J LusinguCandidates 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. 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) (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.

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,

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