Management for health services delivery

Short and longer courses of study


Funding opportunities

Below are some links to pages that give information on possible scholarships or other funding opportunities.

Many universities, bilateral donors and international organizations will have a range of funding opportunities so it is worth searching their websites using terms such as "funding opportunity" or "scholarship" or other likely terms.

Remember, if you apply for a scholarship or other funding support, the application process may take several months, so you need to start well ahead of the start date for any particular course that you may be hoping to do. However, for some types of funding you need to have secured a postgraduate place at a university before you can be considered for financial support - so always check.

  • World Bank Scholarships
    Opportunities for graduate studies leading to master's degree in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from the World Bank member countries, eligible to borrow.
  • Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences
    A comprehensive compilation of international funding opportunities in biomedical and behavioral research, separated by category. Note orange tabs at the top and the links on the left, particulary the link for how to apply.
  • Wellcome Trust Biomedical Science Grants
    Offers a range of support at all career stages - from vacation scholarships for undergraduates to fellowships for established scientists and clinicians. Also a range of grants to support research projects.
  • University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    There is strong competition for scholarship merit awards for full-time students.
    Hover over the "Postgraduate" in the left column to get a link to the application forms.

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  • The Commonwealth – Grenada St. Georges University Scholarship Program
    75 full tuition scholarships will be offered over 10 years to qualified students from Commonwealth countries. Preference will be given to students from developing countries and small states
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Scholarships Website
    The site has been structured so that you can search for scholarships by Faculty and by category, including rural, women and financial need - so have a look around. Note the application opening and closing dates, and the link to the application form.
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) is committed to assisting students meet the cost of an education at HSPH. The OSFS manages both merit-based and need-based funds: scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and outside funding. Please be advised that the school has limited scholarship funds and may not be able to meet fully each student's needs. Therefore, the OSFS encourages students to explore all funding opportunities; including funding that may come directly from the academic departments, and/or externally.
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Highly competitive tuition scholarships to a small portion of the incoming full-time class. All applicants admitted to the full-time MPH program are considered for a number of merit-based scholarships. Your admission application materials serve as your scholarship application. With the exception of a few of the scholarships listed below, no additional forms need to be submitted in order to be considered.
  • Nottingham University, UK, Sources of funding for students
    A search engine to give you an indication of available scholarships and awards.

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  • DFID Funding Schemes
    See link for Funding for international students wishing to study in the UK
  • Apply for grants from SIDA
    Grants, exchange programmes and scholarships that Sida provides to students, researchers, the industry and to NGOs .
  • International Scholarships and Financial Aid Positions Search Engine
    The links above give just a sample of scholarship information on some university websites.
    However, there are thousands of universites worldwide and many will offer scholarships.
    Therefore, a search engine like this one, (and the one below) can help you find the most relevant scholarships in particular countries.
  • Get Scholarship - Beasiswa
    A site dedicated to students or anybody who need scholarships and grants in order to continue their studies. Browse our archives to find out more information about undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral financial aid. Use the links on the right of the site to focus your search for courses at the required level in specific countries.

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Does WHO offer scholarships or grants to carry out research?

WHO does not have a scholarship or grant programme as such, however certain special WHO programmes and departments do fund research. Visit the grant opportunities page in the Tropical Disease Research (TDR) web site or the capacity strengthening page in the Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) web site. Also, you may wish to consult the web site of the WHO Regional Office where your country is a Member State. The regional offices have some fellowship and scholarship programmes which are carried out in cooperation with the ministries of health in countries.

WHO Internship opportunities

WHO internships are not paid or supported financially in any way.
Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodation are the responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring institution.

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