Application and Admission
The Postgraduate Study Programme "International Health" is open for applicants worldwide. Applications from developing countries are particularly encouraged!
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Application form for admission to the study programmes
Applications for the following will open on January 1st, 2020:
- Master of Science in International Health
- Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health
- Diploma in International Public Health
- Short Course Certificate for the course "Tropical Medicine and Public Health" (Core Course)
Who can apply?
Students from all backgrounds relevant to International Health are encouraged to apply. This includes medical doctors, nurses, midwives, veterinarians, nutritionists, biologists, social scientists, psychologists, health educators and health programme managers etc. Some of our graduates have also completed their undergraduate studies in other disciciplines.
For the MSc, applicants with professional experience in a health-related profession in low or middle-income countries will be preferentially admitted.
Minimum entry requirements
- Completion of a 3-year Bachelor's programme or equivalent (180 ECTS credits) in a health-related field or relevant health-related professional experience
- Proof of English Proficiency:
- Internationally recognised English proficiency certificate equivalent to a TOEFL score of 550 paper/213 internet/80 online, or IELTS score 6, or DAAD (A or B in all categories).
- Students who have completed a university degree that was taught in English in an English-speaking country (e.g. the United Kingdom, the US, Canada etc.) need only submit their degree certificate.
- Candidates from Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe only need to submit a certificate by the Dean of Studies of their previous university confirming that their entire tertiary education was conducted in English.
- Native speakers of English need not submit proof.
How to apply
Before you apply, please read the website on Tuiton Fees and make sure you have a realistic prospect for sufficient funding.
For self-funding students, the period of application for admission to the core course 'Tropical Medicine and Public Health' starting in September is 1st January to 31st March of the same year. Late applications may be considered if places are available.
Please download the application form and submit your complete application as explained on pages 3 and 4 of the application form.
Applicants will be notified of admission/rejection in early May.