Tailored Opportunities: 2020 PhD Scholarship Opportunities for Africans in South Africa


The Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development issues and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent. The aim of our PhD program is to produce expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or program implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities


Applicants Must: • Hold a Master’s Degree (first or upper second-class pass or its equivalent). • Have demonstrable research experience. • Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal • Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.


Application closing date: 30 January 2020.


APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: • A letter of motivation. • CV. • An eight to ten page concept note • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and of your full academic records. • A certified copy of your ID/passport. • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic. The second can be from an individual of professional standing. Applications must be submitted to Ms Cailin Hedderwick, PhD Programme Manager (hedderwick@ukzn.ac.za).


The value of the scholarship is R540,000, which is about 30,000 USD over the three years of scholarship

Thank you Hilina Yohannes, for the efforts you are making to share opportunities for the benefit of others.

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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