Professional Diploma Full Scholarships for Developing Countries in Africa, 2017

  • Course
  • 15 January 2017

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering full scholarships for doctors from low- and middle-income countries. These scholarships are available for pursuing three-month Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The aim of the intensive professional development programme is to build capacity for postgraduate training and clinical research in Africa, including for doctors from outside the Region who intend to work locally.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension.  The School may ask applicants to provide evidence of a satisfactory standard of English; a list of approved tests is available on request.


  • The DTM&H: East African Partnership programme is open to doctors who hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country and are registered to practice medicine by their national regulatory authority. Preference will normally be given to doctors who have several years’ experience in clinical practice with an aptitude for clinical research who can demonstrate intent to work in Africa.
  • Nurses, clinical officers and other medical professionals without a medical degree cannot be admitted since the programme is open to fully qualified physicians.
  • All students will be required to show an original or notarised copy of their primary medical qualification to a representative of LSHTM Registry at registration. A copy of this will be kept on record.
  • Comprehensive travel health insurance is mandatory and will be checked in advance.


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Full scholarships are competitively awarded to postgraduate doctors from low- and middle-income countries.  Scholarships cover tuition fees, course material, examination costs, accommodation and transport during the course. They do not cover study visas, meals, travel from Moshi to Kampala, internet connections or incidental spending.


Applicants should complete the online application form. As part of the assessment process applicants should submit a 500 – 800 word article on The current crisis in human resources for health in Africa. The article should be written in the style of an editorial from an academic journal such as the Lancet and should include references. The references do not count towards the word limit. Applicants will need to upload the essay on the last page of the online application form.

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