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Scholarships are available through the DAAD.
They are awarded on a highly competitive basis.

DAAD Scholarship for MSc International Health

Candidates from developing countries with at least two years of work experience (obtained after completion of the first degree or first professional qualification) and a Bachelors degree with honours (240ECTS / 4 years) or equivalent are eligible for a Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterDAAD scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service).

DAAD scholarship holders follow a study track which consists of:

Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterTropical Medicine and Public Health (core course), Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterAdvanced VaccinologyÖffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterDesigning Managing Evaluating Projects in Berlin,

further advanced modules in Antwerp/Belgium, Bergen/Norway, or Heidelberg/Germany, and the thesis phase in Khon Kaen/Thailand or Manila/Philippines.

If you would like to apply for a DAAD scholarship, please submit the following documents as hard-copies in the following order:

1. official DAAD application form:

2. hand-signed CV (please use the Europass format:

3. hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) (max. 1 page)

4. research proposal for a suggested Master thesis project – please note that your research proposal for the DAAD application is in no way binding in terms of your thesis project for our programme. This proposal will just help us to assess your application. 
Given that DAAD scholarship holders follow a pre-defined track and will therefore undertake their research Project either at Khon Kaen University (Thailand) or at Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) thesis topics will only be discussed with the DAAD candidate once they have been accepted into our programme.
For the DAAD application, please draft.
5. academic letter(s) of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)

6. professional letter(s) of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)

7. confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and, if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home.

8. proof of language abilities:

  • English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted);
  • Candidates from Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda only need to enclose a certificate by the Dean of Studies of their previous
  • university confirming that their entire tertiary education was conducted in English. No further exemptions!

9. certified copies of awarded academic degrees

10. certified copies of academic transcripts

11. school leaving certificate

These documents must be submitted as hard-copies to our institute by 15 October of the year prior to the start of the programme:

Institute of Tropical Medicine & International Health
CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin
Student Support Officer
Master Programme in International Health
Haus 10
Spandauer Damm 130
14050 Berlin

Please note that applicants from Cameroon, Myanmar and Nigeria must submit their application via the German Embassy in their home country (please contact the German Embassy
in time regarding information about the deadlines). Candidates from the People’s Republic of China are required to submit an APS Certificate, as well as 2 address labels written
in Chinese characters with their application.

For more information see the MScIH description in the DAAD booklet   Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterDevelopment-Related Postgraduate Courses”. For detailed information on the prerequisites and requirements for a DAAD scholarship, please see the   Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen Fenster DAAD website