Gadjah Mada University International Postgraduate Scholarships in Medicine for Developing Countries

Call for Applications:
TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Medicine
Course Level: Graduate (MPH, research)
Provider: Gadjah Mada University
Country to Study in: Indonesia

Scholarship Description
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with a focus on Implementation Research for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The scheme, which is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, provides full scholarship. Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions are eligible.

The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research on infectious disease of poverty. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not research those who need them the most.

To be eligible, the following apply:
  • Nationals and residences from low- and middle income countries of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions.
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years old for the Master programme.
  • Meet the standard University requirements for international postgraduate students (
Eligible groups
Citizens and Residents of Low- and Middle-income Countries (see World Bank Country and Lending Groups)

Participating Institutions
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Fields of study
Courses relevant to a career in implementation research on infectious disease of poverty -- the International Master Programme in Public Health, leading to a MPH degree (2 years duration). The programme is taught in English.

The goal of this scheme is to enhance postgraduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle- income countries.

Number of awards
Limited number of scholarships will be offered for the 2017/2018 academic year

Sponsorship duration
It will cover 2 years

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship covers:
  • Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Tuition fees and a basic medical and accident insurance.
  • Support for research project/thesis expenses, including travel and sustenance during data collection in home country.
  • Indonesian language course to improve integration in the university’s environment.
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to local living cost.
Method of Application
To apply for the TDR International Postgraduate Scheme at UGM, you must send your application in 2 (two) step:

1). Initial applications:
  1. For International applicants please login here and choose “Master of Public Health” for Master Programme
  2. For Indonesian applicants, please send all requirements here to Please also send motivation letter and scholarship form (attached) in English.
  3. Please send the online form and all documents with good quality to (for International applicants)
2). Applicants must also complete the TDR international postgraduate scholarship application form (attached) and email this form to:

Only completed forms will be further processed.

This scholarship call was posted on April 28, 2017. And deadline for application to the master programme is August 31st, 2017

Announcement of selection result is for September 30, 2017. Applicants will have 7 calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student refuses the scholarship. Faculty of Medicine UGM reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if the provided information has been proven false.

Gadjah Mada University (in Indonesian: Universitas Gadjah Mada; abbreviated as UGM) is a public research university located in Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher education in the country. It has been credited as one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia, along with the Bandung Institute of Technology and the University of Indonesia.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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