The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine LSHTM in the United Kingdom is providing the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award for MSc in Public Health for Development in the 2021/22 academic year.
Jeroen Ensink was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Engineering at LSHTM and a Course Administrator for the MSc Public Health for Development between 2009 and 2015.
After his death on 29 December 2015, the School created a Memorial Fund in his name to assist candidates from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are devoted to improving public health in low- or middle- income nations and wish to undergo the MSc Public Health for Development program.
Worth of Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
A full Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award provides:
- full-time foreign tuition fees for 2020-21 (comprising the compulsory field trip fee);
- flights from the candidate’s home nation to the UK, and return on expiry of the scholarship award (to be booked by the Scholarship awards team in Registry); and
- a tax free allowance (living stipend) of GBP 17,175.00.
Eligibility for Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
To be qualified for the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award, candidates have to:
- have been admitted onto the 2020-21 MSc Public Health for Development program; and
- have displayed a devotion to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and
- be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian nations: Angola; Afghanistan; Benin; Bangladesh; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Bhutan; Burundi; Cape Verde; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Comoros; Chad; Democratic Republic of Congo; Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Ethiopia; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Eritrea; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Ghana; Ivory Coast; India; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Madagascar; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Nepal; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Pakistan; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Zambia; Uganda; Zimbabwe.
- Preference will be afforded to those candidates with experience or passion in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and public health.
- Applicants must meet the School’s minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements if shortlisted for this funding.
How to Apply for Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should follow both steps specified below by the scholarship closing date.
Step 1: Apply for study for the MSc Public Health for Development, through the School’s Admissions website.
- Please make sure that all the required supporting documents have been submitted to your study application before the Scholarship closing date.
- Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with their referees as early as possible in the application procedure, informing them of this closing date.
- It is the responsibility of the candidate to make sure that their references have been submitted by the scholarship award deadline.
Step 2: Submit a Scholarship award Application, through the School’s Online Scholarship award Application, specifying that you are putting in for the 2020-21 Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship. As part of this application, you should submit
- a Curriculum Vitae (CV), and
- a statement of motivation of at most 1,000 words. Your motivation statement should touch on the following:
- a concise biography of your life and career, explaining your devotion to WASH, and
- your reasons for selecting the MSc Public Health for Development, and
- your future plans and aspirations in the area of public health.
- Candidates have to submit both CV and the statement of motivation with their scholarship award application to be given consideration for this funding, even though they may have already uploaded a statement with their application for admission.
- Candidates may decide to tailor this statement for the award (and therefore submit something different from the MSc program application statement).
- Candidate must be aware that their application for this scholarship award program may be given consideration alongside the credentials submitted for their application to the MSc Public Health for Development programme.
Deadline: Applications and all required supporting documents have to be received by midnight (BST) on 23:59 (BST) on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
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