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African Palliative Care Association MSc and PhD Scholarships for Africa-Based Healthcare Professionals, 2018

Applications are invited for MSc and PhD palliative care scholarships for Africa-based healthcare professionals. There is one MSc Scholarship and one PhD Scholarship available for those who wish to complete the course on a full time basis (MSc: one year, PhD: three years).

The scholarships for these courses will allow students to gain essential qualifications, skills and experience that can be applied to local healthcare settings and to meet palliative care needs in Africa.

APCA recognises the importance of integrating palliative care into national health systems across Africa. We see this as the cornerstone of ensuring access to palliative care for everyone on the continent. Driven by a profound desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses across Africa, APCA was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004.  We work collaboratively with existing and potential providers of palliative care services to help expand service provision (although we don’t provide direct clinical care to people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses).

 Brief Description:

  • Application Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc and PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for healthcare professionals. The MSc and PhD in Palliative Care have made a global impact on the volume of high quality research used to inform clinical care and palliative care policy.
  • Scholarship Award: Each scholarship will fund tuition fees, travel, accommodation and living expenses. Additional research costs are available for the PhD student.
  • Nationality: Available for African citizens
  • Number of Scholarships: There is one MSc Scholarship and one PhD Scholarship available for those who wish to complete the course on a full time basis (MSc: one year, PhD: three years).
  • Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility Status:

  • Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship:
    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
    The scholarships for these courses will allow students to gain essential qualifications, skills and experience that can be applied to local healthcare settings and to meet palliative care needs in Africa. The Cicely Saunders Institute is committed to working with funders to provide training for health care professionals in under-resourced countries and is pleased to welcome applications from African citizens who currently reside in Africa.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

 

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Please send the following documents:

  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • A letter of support from your current employer.
  • Personal statement (maximum 800 words) in support of your application, explaining your reasons for applying, what you hope to gain from the MSc, your ability to complete the programme of study, and your interest in Advanced Care planning
  • 2 references
  • MSc candidates must also apply online here: https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/

(If you do not apply online, your application for the scholarship will be rejected).

Please send these documents by email

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