Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with a focus on Implementation Research for the 2015-2016 academic year, commencing December 2015.
The scheme, which is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, provides full scholarship. Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions are eligible.
The training will be 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 research those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance postgraduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle- income countries. Further information on implementation research is available from: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/
Sixteen (16) scholarships will be offered for the 2015/2016 academic year in the International Master Programme in Public Health, leading to a MPH degree (2 years duration). The programme is taught in English.
Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students, and their careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will be launched in the next year, providing ongoing monitoring of the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for students.
Eligibility for the Scholarship
- Nationals and residences from low- and middle income countries (data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups) of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions*.
- Minimum three years of working experience, preferably related to health programmes
- Applicants should normally be under 35 years old for the Master programme.
- Meet the standard University requirements for international postgraduate students (click here)
The scholarship covers:
- Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
- Tuition fees and a basic medical and accident insurance
- Allowance toward recommended learning materials (e.g. text-books, laptop)
- Support for research project/thesis expenses, including travel and sustenance during data collection in home country
- Indonesian language course to improve integration in the university’s environment
- Monthly stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to local living cost
Applying for the TDR International Postgraduate Scheme at UGM
Students must first submit their application for a master programme at UGM (http://um.ugm.ac.id/v.2015.2/foreign/idx.php). Applicants must also complete the TDR international postgraduate scholarship (application form)
Calendar for applications
Date the call for applications is posted online June 15, 2015
Deadline for application July 31, 2015
Announcement of selection result August 31, 2015
Applicants will have 7 calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student refuses the scholarship. Faculty of Medicine UGM reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if the provided information has been proven false.
Application deadline: July 31, 2015
* Indonesian students who are interested in applying to this scholarship scheme are encouraged to apply to the James P. Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh. Those who are interested to apply to the FM UGM International master programme in Public Health is encouraged to seek other funding sources (click here).
For more information on the scheme at Faculty of Medicine UGM, please contact:
Ms Sari Wulandari, the International Relations Office, Faculty of Medicine, UGM
Tel nr: (+62-274) 560300 ext. 115
Fax nr: (+62-274) 581876
Ms Yuyun Yohana, the Graduate Programme Office, Faculty of Medicine, UGM
Tel nr: (+62-274) 560300 ext. 205
Fax nr: (+62-274) 581876