Advert from our partners: University of Cape Town – MPH in CEH Scholarships Available
May 18, 2018





The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust MPH-CEH Scholarships have been established to provide support to Master of Public Health (community eye health track) (MPH-CEH) students from African Commonwealth countries, to strengthen the capacity of blindness prevention activities in Africa.

Call for Applications

People from African Commonwealth countries who are applying for the MPH-CEH degree and who meet the academic criteria for acceptance are invited to apply for the scholarship.


Successful applicants will be required to :

  • Register for full time study in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures, and practices for the postgraduate sector.

Successful applicants may not hold other scholarships concurrently.

Value and Tenure

The scholarship covers academic fees for two years, living expenses in Cape Town for one year, and travel expenses to and from Cape Town.

The scholarship is initially tenable for one year. Renewal for the second year of study will be considered on evidence of satisfactory academic progress.

Academic Criteria

The requirements for admission to the degree are :

An approved degree in medicine or a health profession other than medicine with at least a four-year degree from a recognised university;

Or an approved honours or equivalent non-medical four-year degree from a recognised university;

The attainment of at least a C-grade pass in higher grade senior certificate mathematics or a recognised equivalent;

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Application Requirements

The scholarship application should  be made on the attached form.

The application should be accompanied by –

A covering letter, in the applicant’s own hand writing.

A curriculum vitae.

Copies of academic transcripts.

Either names and contact details or letters of reference from at least two academics who have taught, supervised, or worked alongside the applicant.

Selection Process

Eligible and complete applications will be considered by a scholarship selection committee comprising two persons from UCT (the  convenor of the MPH and the convenor of the MPH-CEH track) and one person from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (the convenor of the MSc Public Health for Eye Care).

Closing Date for Applications

Applications should be submitted electronically.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 July.

Contact Details for Submission of Applications and for Enquiries

Applications and enquiries should be submitted to Chervon van der Ross (

UCT Indemnities

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete, and / or inappropriate applications.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of the scholarship or to not award the scholarship.



Download application here: MPH-CEH scholarship application – 2019. When completed submit application to Chervon van der Ross (