WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2018/19 | Fully Funded to Study in Ghana

Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is now accepting postgraduate scholarship applications from suitably qualified candidates for 2018/2019 academic session. The scholarship is funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship


The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for One-year Masters studies in Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year, funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation Research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries.

WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Eligibility.

  • Nationals and residents from low- and middle income countries of WHO African Region
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years old at the time of application for the for the Master’s programme.
  • Meet the standard University admission requirements for international graduate students.
  • For postgraduate admission requirements at University of Ghana, visit the how to apply to postgraduate programmes page.  

*Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.

Please take note that the language of instruction is English

WHO/TDR International Masters Scholarship Benefits.

The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

  • One round return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.
  • Tuition and academic user facility fees;
  • Basic medical and accident insurance;
  •  Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost; and
  • Support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.

WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Study Area.

Ten (10) Master’s scholarships will be offered under the programme for the 2018/2019 academic year in the following areas:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences

How to Apply for WHO/TDR International Masters Scholarship.

Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online at: http://admission.ug.edu.gh/tdr.

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: http://admission1.ug.edu.gh/freshstudents/index.php/graduate-admissions/apply-now.html.  

Please take note that the deadline for UG admission is 2nd March, 2018.

Apply Before: The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2018.

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