April 15

PACF MSc Scholarships


PACF MSc Scholarships are available to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa intending to study at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on a one-year, full-time, London-based 2017-18 qualifying MSc program. The qualifying programs are MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, MSc Epidemiology, MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, MSc Public Health, and MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research.

Objectives of the PACF MSc Scholarships include:

  • Build knowledge, understanding, and skills in global health theory.
  • Apply this learning within the development industry context through practical experience.
  • Develop strategies to address in-country health gaps and accelerate country-level responses, with a particular focus on community-led interventions.
  • Grow in-country advocates and catalysts for positive change in HIV/AIDS programming.

PACF MSc Scholarships value

Each scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip costs.
  • A tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 16,500.00.
  • GBP 2,000.00 towards MSc project costs.
  • A training support grant for the practical learning element of the award.


It is a condition of this funding that PACF Scholars must undertake a three-month practical part at PACF’s London office, during the period they conduct their MSc project.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must

  • Be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa and intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School.
  • Have two years experience working with within community-based HIV/AIDS and public health interventions.
  • Meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed.
  • Hold an offer of admission for 2017-18 for one of the following London-based MSc programs of study:

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases

MSc Epidemiology

MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing

MSc Public Health

MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health.

Preference will be given to those candidates who show how their skills and knowledge might be applied to the community.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete both steps below by the scholarship deadline.

Step 1: Submit an application for an eligible 2017-18 London-based MSc programme of study, as per instructions under the ‘How to Apply’ tab on the relevant programme of study page, ensuring that all necessary supplementary documents (including references) are submitted via the Admissions portal as soon as possible to ensure that an offer of admission is held by the scholarship deadline.

Step 2: Submit an online awards application, selecting the option ‘PACF MSc Scholarships.’ A completed Supplementary Questions Form for this award must be uploaded as part of the Scholarship application. (This is the only document which should be uploaded to the Scholarships online application.)

Deadline: Sunday 23 April 2017

Level of study: MSC degree

Location: London




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