MTEC Public Health Scholarships for Promising International Students and Professionals

Matra Training for European Cooperation (MTEC) Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Medicine, Health
Course Level: Graduate (masters, professionals)
Provider: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Country to Study in: Netherlands

Scholarship Description
The Government of Netherlands through the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers the Matra Training for European Cooperation (MTEC) scholarships for students and public health experts.

The MTEC Scholarships are intended for both promising students and public health professionals, that is, those who have completed a bachelor degree in public health, the health sciences or an associated domain and have started their career in a relevant field of work.

Eligible applicants are invited to apply for this prestigious award, according to the rules as laid out below.

The MTEC scholarships are meant for students and residents of the countries listed below who completed their BSc with flying colours and who satisfy the criteria for admission to the MSc Public Health programme as offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Maastricht University.

Public health professionals are required to submit proof of their employee to study for at least 10 months abroad and be issued with a guarantee that they can take up their position upon return.

Prospective students need to have completed a bachelor degree in public health, the health sciences or an associated domain, reside in the relevant states at the time of application, have a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer-based test; or 550 on the paper-based test, or a satisfactory score on a similar test, for example, at least 6.5 on an IELTS test and not be older than 35 years.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the following countries:

Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Jordan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Participating Institutions
Faculty of Health Sciences, Maastricht University; AND
The Netherlands School of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam.

Fields of study
Graduate level studies in the fields of Public health, Health sciences and other related/associated fields

Number of awards
Approximately 30 full scholarships are available for the coming academic year 2010/2011

Sponsorship duration
This award will cover the whole duration of course

Scholarship benefits
The MTEC Scholarship covers tuition fee, study materials, housing, subsistence, travel to and from the home country, a personal development programme (including Action Learning) and a social programme.

Method of Application
Candidates should apply through the website of EVD/CROSS ( and consecutively send their printed application form to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in their country. Furthermore, applicants who want to be considered for a MTEC scholarship have to go through the regular admission procedure of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University.

Applicants who have already been admitted to the M.Sc. Public Health programme by the Board of Admissions of the Faculty of Health Sciences, can directly apply for an MTEC scholarship by using the application form which is available at the website of EVD/CROSS (Or you may want to download the application form here.)

It is important to read the Announcement(pdf), the General and Basic Conditions(pdf), and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this scholarship grant.

The deadline date for the academic year 2010/11 session is 1st of April 2010.

For more detailed information on the aforementioned five specialisations within the M.Sc. Public Health programme, the admission criteria, and the application procedures, please visit:

For specific questions on these procedures, please contact Mrs. Anke Schmitt (Officer Board of Admissions) at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Maastricht University by email ( or telephone (+ 31-43-3881438).

For more information about the MTEC scholarships, including conditions regarding application and the entitlements and obligations which are attached to the scholarships, and the application form, please visit: or contact Mr. Diederik ter Haar by email ( or telephone (+31 (0)70 778 8139).

Application Deadline: 1 April 2010
Open to International students: Yes

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