Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund 2019/2020 (Fully Funded to Study in UK)

Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications from African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. The deadline for submission of applications is 31st August, 2018.

The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Fund is a scholarship fund set up to support African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa.

The awards will support a candidate to undertake a Master of Tropical Medicine degree at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan or an MSc at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

AFRICA LONDON NAGASAKI (ALN) SCHOLARSHIP FUND BENEFITS.

  • Four of five awards will be made each year for the period 2010 to 2018. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

Candidates applying for an Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc scholarship must meet the following criteria.

AFRICA LONDON NAGASAKI (ALN) SCHOLARSHIP FUND SELECTION PROCEDURE.

Applications will be considered by a selection committee comprising two representatives each from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan, plus two distinguished African scientists.

Criteria on which selections will be based include past academic experience, evidence of a commitment to research as shown through work experience and publications, evidence of an aptitude for independent learning (which is especially important for candidates wishing to take the distance learning degree), a personal statement of why attending the chosen course will further their career, and referees’ reports.

Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career.

Shortlisting of candidates will be done electronically, and final selection of shortlisted candidates will be done through a video link or teleconference. Up to five awards for the academic year 2019-2020 will be made, with the awards being distributed between London and Nagasaki.

The panel will make recommendations about scholarship support but cannot guarantee a successful candidate a place on the course that they select. An award will be conditional on a candidate meeting the criteria set by the host institution for entry on to the course that they wish to take, and on being offered a place on this course.

School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan.

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki, must:

  1. be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
  2. be fluent in English,
  3. have obtained an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification from a recognised university,
  4. have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation,

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1 – Register
    Enter your details to create an account with ALN
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  • Step 2 – Activate your accountYou will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in this email and login to the ALN web site to activate your account.
  • Step 3 – Complete the application formLog in (if not already done so) and click ‘Start application in the header to complete your application.
  • Step 4 – Submit your applicationYou may only submit your application form once to ALN. To submit the form tick the box ‘Submit to Secretariat’ and click ‘Save’.
  • Step 5 – ConfirmationA message will appear confirming that your form has been submitted successfully. You will also receive an email confirming that your application has been received by the ALN secretariat.
  • Step 6 – WaitYou will receive an email from the selection committee about your application by end February 2019.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine must:

  1. be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
  2. be fluent in English. If the applicant’s first language is not English or if the studies at university have not been conducted wholly in the medium of English candidates must take and pass one of the approved internet-based tests (IELTS, TOEFL or a Pearson Test of English) (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/english.html). The standard of English needed to pass the tests is high and is in line with the level of English required by the UK Border Authority in order to issue a student visa.
  3. have a first or upper second class BSc degree or equivalent from an established university in a relevant area of science (a medical degree is not essential),
  4. usually have had at least two years’ prior research experience in an area relevant to the study of infectious diseases, and
  5. have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.

Deadline: 31st August, 2018.

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