The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN)
scholarship fund supports African
scientists wishing to undertake a
Master’s degree related to the control
of infectious diseases in Africa. Each
year, up to four scientists will receive
up to a maximum award of US$50,000
each to cover tuition fees, travel and
The scholarship funds a candidate to
undertake an MSc in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine,Nagasaki, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK.
Both residential and distance learning
MSc courses are available at LSHTM.
Candidates offered a course at the
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki will be required to reside in Japan for the duration of the course.
Successful candidates are required to
write a formal report on completion of their course.
Candidates applying for an Africa
London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc scholarship must meet the following criteria.
Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine must:
-Be of African nationality and
normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa, be fluent in English.
-If the applicant’s first language is
not English or if the studies at
university have not been conducted wholly in the medium of English candidates must take and pass one of the approved internet-based tests (IELTS,TOEFL or a Pearson Test of
-The standard of English needed
to pass the tests is high and is in line with the level of English required by the UK Border Authority in order to issue a student visa.
-Have a first or upper second class
BSc degree or equivalent from an
established university in a relevant area of science (a medical degree is not essential).
-Usually have had at least two
years’ prior research experience
in an area relevant to the study of
-Have the support of the head of
their institution for undertaking
their chosen course.
Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine,
-Be of African nationality and
normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa.
-Be fluent in English.
-Have obtained an MB ChB or
equivalent medical qualification
from a recognised university.
-Have had at least two years of
clinical experience following
graduation, have the support of
the head of their institution for
undertaking their chosen course.
Application Ends By 12 September 2014
How can I Apply?
1. Identify an MSc course at either
LSHTM or NEKKEN that you would
like to study, but do not apply to
2. Ensure you are eligible for the
MSc course and ALN Scholarship.
Please note NEKKEN applicants
must have a medical qualification.
3. Register to create an account with
ALN. You must have an account
before you can apply.
4. Log in to download the application
form. Complete and submit the
application form by Saturday 12th
September 2014. No supporting
documentation is required at this
5. Applications will be considered by
a selection committee and four
candidates will be offered
Scholarships by mid February.
6. Successful candidates to apply for
the MSc course at the specified
university by 1 March.
7. Scholarship awardees that are
given a place at university start
their MSc course in September at
LSHTM and October at NEKKEN.
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