Approximately 30 full MSc in Public Health Scholarships are made available by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the M.Sc. programme in Public Health as offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences of Maastricht University in cooperation with the Netherlands School of Public and Occupational Health (Amsterdam).
Coverage of the MTEC Scholarship
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.
Who May Apply For an MTEC Scholarship?
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.
The MTEC scholarships are meant for students and residents of the developing countries 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.
Candidates should apply through the website of EVD/CROSS (www.cross-agency.nl ) 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.
Applications for admission each academic year should be sent before the 1st of April of each year.
Note: In Africa, only students from Morocco are eligible for this scholarship.
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: MSc in Public Health Scholarships
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 (a.schmitt[at]facburfdgw.unimaas.nl ) or telephone (+ 31-43-3881438).