University of Witwatersrand has a school of public health which has an epidemiology and bio-statistics department. It provides training in statistics and epidemiology. The program for successful applicants is to begin in 2019.Applicants have a list of the following five courses to choose from:
1. Field epidemiology.
2. Public health informatics.
3. Infectious diseases epidemiology.
4. Epidemiology and bio-statistics.
5. Bio-statistics and implementation science.

Requirements for application of the scholarship

The applicant must be able to commit to work for at least three years in a National public health institute in any of the fifty five member-states of the African Union after graduating.
-Applicant must be working with a National public health institute.
-Applicant must be nominated by a National public health institute as a citizen of any of the member-states of the African  Union.
-Applicant must be a citizen or student from the fifty five member-states of the African Union.
-Applicant must be a good English speaker and writer.
-Applicant must not be older than 35 years old by August 31ST 2018.
-Applicant should have evidence of admission to study the full-time master program at the university.
-Applicant must have a Honor’s degree or its equivalent in a relevant field which must be from a recognized and fully accredited university.

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Benefits that successful applicants will enjoy

-Tuition fees will be directly paid to the university.
-A monthly allowance to cover costs of the necessary text-books and learning soft wares.
-A monthly allowance to cover costs of accommodation.
-Medical and accident insurance covers will be provided.
-A direct return flight payment yearly.
-Support towards costs of a laptop.
-Support for research project expenses.

Documents to be included or attached in the application
-A recent passport size photograph.
-A copy of the national identification card or passport.
-Copies of academic transcripts and certificates.
-A curriculum vitae (CV)

-Names and contacts of referees must be included. The CV must have details of work experience and relevant research.
-Applications should be sent by both email and post.

The deadline of submitting an application is August 31ST 2018.

The applications are to be sent by email to and by post to;
P.O.BOX 3243
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