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The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full-time funded Master Degree Programme in the field of Implementation Science. The scholarship is provided by TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases – hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Following the selection process, scholarship recipients will commence their studies in January 2022. Depending on the COVID-19 context at the time, the course may be delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of face-to-face and online teaching), or entirely online.


The scheme will provide full scholarships for Masters in the 2022 academic year and covers the following:

  • Return economy airfare between the candidate’s home country and Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic medical and accident insurance
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation
  • Support for research project expenses
  • Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will monitor the impact of the program, as well as provide opportunities for networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.

Applicants should:

  • Be resident in and a national of a low- or middle-income country1 in the WHO African Region2
  • Be under the age of 35.
  • Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty.
  • Be intended to study MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time).
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Meet the Programme’s requirements

1- Application to the University of the Witwatersrand

  • Apply by completing a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online : Here
  • The application fee is R200 for both international and local applications.

2- Applicants should also note to:

  • Apply for accommodation: Here
  • The accommodation application deadline is 30 October 2021.
  • Apply to the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) here if with foreign certificates, to have certificates evaluated. The SAQA certificate or evidence of application MUST be uploaded as part of the required application documents.

3- Application for the TDR scholarship
The application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation for applying for the scholarship.
  • A certified copy of the bio-data page of the applicant’s passport.
  • Evidence of application to study Implementation Science as the field of study in the MSc Epidemiology Programme at University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health commencing in January 2022.
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a description of relevant research and work experience.
  • Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to: by 31 July 2021. The referee reports label
  • MUST include the student’s name and application number. The TDR Scholarship applications should be sent to:

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021 (18 Days Remaining)


For further informations, visit : call for applicants


Studying civil engineering at the Superior Institute for Technological Studies of Nabeul, a social activist at the International Junior Chamber of Hammamet since 2016 and currently a VP in charge of training and development.

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