Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Scholarship Programs at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) is located in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) and is considered among the best institutes in the world for training, research and assistance in tropical medicine and health care in developing countries. ITM has three scientific departments as well as a dedicated outpatient clinic and various support services. The institute is completely dedicated towards a long-lasting improvement of health care and disease control in developing countries and works in association with many scientific institutions, governments and organisations all over the world in this regard.

ITM offers a large number of scholarships to students pursuing different study programs. These scholarships (partial or full) are available for the following courses:
  • Master in Public Health – Health Systems Management and Policy
  • Master en Santé Publique – Politiques et Management des Systèmes de Santé
  • Master in Public Health – Disease Control
  • Master en Santé Publique – Contrôle des Maladies
  • Master of Science in Tropical Animal Health
  • Master of Science en Santé Animale Tropicale
  • Short Course on Health Policy
  • Formation Courte en Politiques de Santé
  • Short Course on Strategic Management of Health Systems
  • Formation Courte en Management Stratégique de Systèmes de Santé
  • Planning and Management of Reproductive Health Programs
  • Planning et Gestion des Programs de Santé de la Reproduction
  • Planning and Management of Tropical Diseases Control Programs
  • Planning et Gestion de Programs de Controle de Maladies Tropicales
  • Short Course on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (SCART)
  • Short Course in Clinical Research & Evidence-Based Medicine (SCREM)

DGD Scholarships

With the financial support of the Belgian Directorate for Development Co-operation (DGD), ITM offers a number of fellowships to applicants from developing countries. Admission to a program/course is a prerequisite for, but not a guarantee of, a scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be under 46 years of age.

        Only nationals of the following countries are eligible for a DGD fellowship: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, DR Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other Scholarships

  • The ITM officially collaborates with the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). Applicants to Master’s programs from member countries of the World Bank are eligible for these scholarships.
  • ITM annually negotiates partial scholarships for applicants from the European Union (on average 10 per annum). These scholarships can cover up to 80% of tuition and registration fees. Applicants to Master’s programs and short courses are both eligible. Depending on the availability of funds, non-European students may also be eligible for these partial scholarships.
  • Yearly a limited number of fellowships for doctoral studies are awarded. These are financed from ITM’s own funds with additional support from the DGD and other sponsors.
  • In addition, a number of full scholarships are available for African students wishing to enrol in the Short Course on Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (SCREM).
  • An optional tuition fee supplement for the Master’s programs provides a subsidized portable computer with wireless technology. This is an initiative of the ITM to promote ICT compatibility between students and with the institute’s hotspots and e-environment.
For all ITM fellowships (for both applicants from developing countries and EU countries), the funding application must always be included with the course application form, and cannot be submitted later.
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