The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Fund is a scholarship fund set up to support African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa.

The awards will support a candidate to undertake a Master of Tropical Medicine degree at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan or an MSc at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Four of five awards will be made each year for the period 2010 to 2018. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

An award will only be made on condition that the candidate meets the criteria set for entry on the course for which they have applied.

Worth of Award

Four of five awards will be made each year for the period 2010 to 2018. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

Eligibility

Candidates applying for an Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc scholarship must meet the following criteria.

LSHTM

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine must:

  1. be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
  2. 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 English) (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/english.html). 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.
  3. 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),
  4. usually have had at least two years’ prior research experience in an area relevant to the study of infectious diseases, and
  5. have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.
TMGH

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki, must:

  1. be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
  2. be fluent in English,
  3. have obtained an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification from a recognised university,
  4. have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation,

For more information please contact the Secretariat

How to Apply

  • To apply for an Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship, first check that you meet the eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates that want to apply must follow these steps and submit their completed application by the deadline date.
  • Apply online via their website, click the link below
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by end February 2019.

Deadline: applications close 31 August 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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