Applications are invited for Fully Funded VLIR-UOS Scholarships for Master of Epidemiology at The Global Health Institute, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Epidemiology is the study of occurrence of health-related states or events in human populations and its determinants in order to identify targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiology is thus the scientific discipline that forms the cornerstone of public health, guides evidence-based clinical practice, and shapes the development and evaluation of public health policy.
In low and middle income countries (LMIC), where the ratio of health problems to health resources is much greater, it is of extreme importance that health care workers and public health policy makers base their decisions on evidence in order to ensure cost-effective use of the limited resources available for clinical care and public health.
VLIR-UOS and the Flemish Interuniversity Council provide Fully Funded scholarships to scholars from 31 different countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America to complete a master program at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The Global Health Institute can thus provide 12 full scholarships that cover all expenses related to the Master of Epidemiology (MEPI) at the University of Antwerp.
All the applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Course Fee
- Air ticket
- Health insurance
- Visa costs
- Daily living allowance
Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
Applicants are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- National of one of the eligible countries on the country list
- Hold a university level Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Biostatistics or related field
- Not older than 35 years on January 1 of the intake year
- Professional experience and employment are not required for a master program
- Priority will be given to applicants who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, social economy or NGO’s
- Not received a Master scholarship funded by the Belgian government before
- Proficiency in English Language both oral and written (IELTS, TOEFL)
Applicants are required to submit the following documents with application:
- Letter of motivation based on the applicant’s trajectory, their understanding of epidemiology, and their future career perspective
- Letter of motivation
- Degrees and Transcripts
- Certificate of English proficiency