The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine LSHTM in the UK is offering the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship for MSc in Public Health for Development in the 2020/21 Academic session.
Jeroen Ensink was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Engineering at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Course Director for the MSc Public Health for Development between 2009 and 2015.
Jeroen was passionately committed to a simple cause: improving access to water and sanitation in countries where children continue to die needlessly due to the lack of these basic services. As a researcher and educator, his career crossed many continents, living and working in Asian and African countries, collaborating with numerous universities and international agencies. He was a natural educator and immensely popular with students in whom he invested much time and energy. He provided support and inspiration in equal measure and many of his students are now successful researchers and public health professionals in their own right.
Following his death on 29 December 2015, the School established a Memorial Fund in his name to support students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in low- or middle- income countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development programme.
Worth of Award
A full scholarship covers:
- full-time overseas tuition fees for 2020-21 (including the mandatory field trip fee);
- flights from the student’s home country to the United Kingdom, and return on expiry of the scholarship (to be booked by the Scholarships team in Registry); and
- a tax free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 17,175.00.
To be eligible for a scholarship under this fund, applicants must:
- have been accepted onto the 2020-21 MSc Public Health for Development course; and
- have demonstrated a commitment to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and
- be a citizen of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian countries: Afghanistan; Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Botswana; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Republic of Congo; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
- Preference will be given to those applicants with experience or interest in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and public health.
- Applicants must meet the School’s minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements if shortlisted for this funding.
How to Apply
Applicants should follow both steps outlined below by the scholarship deadline.
Step 1: Submit an application for study for the MSc Public Health for Development, via the School’s Admissions portal.
- Please ensure that all the necessary supporting documents have been uploaded to your study application before the Scholarship deadline.
- Applicants are encouraged to communicate with their referees as early as possible in the application process, notifying them of this deadline.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their references have been submitted by the scholarship closing date.
Step 2: Submit a Scholarship Application, via the School’s Online Scholarship Application, indicating that you are applying for the 2020-21 Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship. As part of this application, you should upload
- a complete Curriculum Vitae (CV), and
- a statement of motivation of no more than 1,000 words. Your statement of motivation should address the following:
- a brief biography of your life and career, clarifying your commitment to WASH, and
- your reasons for choosing the MSc Public Health for Development, and
- your future plans and ambitions in the field of public health.
- Applicants must submit both CV and the statement of motivation with their scholarship application to be considered for this funding, even though they may have already submitted a statement with their application for admission.
- Applicants may choose to tailor this statement for the funding (and therefore submit something different to their standard MSc programme application statement).
- Applicants should be aware that their application for this scholarship award may be considered alongside the documents submitted for their application to the MSc Public Health for Development programme.
- If you encounter any technical difficulties whilst using the online scholarships application form, in the first instance please try clearing your browser cache and ensure that you are using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. If this does not fix your technical issue, please contact the School’s IT Services team, providing your full name; the scholarship that you are applying for; and the technical issue that you have encountered. Please also attach a screenshot where possible. [email protected]
Deadline: Applications and all necessary supporting documents must be received by midnight (BST) on Sunday, March 29, 2020.