Are you an eye health professional with interest in getting a Master’s degree but incapacitated by finance? The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships 2016/2017 might just be the opportunity you need to achieve your goal.
About the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships
This scheme is set up to assist in the training of eye health professionals possessing strong skills in public health. The target individuals for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships 2016/2017 are those from low- and middle-income countries in Africa. Awards under the programme will be made towards obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health (Community Eye Health) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
The Master’s programme is aimed at equipping participants with practical skills needed to come up with and manage viable eye care programmes that are particularly tailored to meet the needs of people on the continent. The course will also enable students to carry out effective clinical and operational research that can help in the attainment of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight.
The single eligibility criterion stipulated by the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships 2016/2017 organisers is that applicants should be citizens of low- or middle-income African countries that are members of the Commonwealth. It is seemingly assumed that you are already aware the scholarships are for people engaged in eye health care.
Application and Deadline
Interested individuals are expected to follow the steps below to apply for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships 2016/2017:
• Express interest in applying for the scholarship using a Registration of Interest form on the scholarship page
• Apply to be part of the Masters Public Health, Community Eye Health course at the University of Cape Town (A link is provided on the scholarship page)
• After getting an offer of admission from the university, the scholarship organisers will contact you
Applications for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships 2016/2017 are currently on. You have until 31 July, 2016 to apply if you are interested.
No figure is put on what the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Scholarships are worth. But it is said to cover course fees as well as travel and accommodation costs.