GH Course 2015

A Global Health course will be held in 03.08.-22.08.2015 in Nepal. The course will mainly take place in Katmandu and it is organized by Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine.

The course will have 33 participants: 12 from the organizing country, 12 from Finland and 3 from each of the non-organising partner countries (Chile, Tanzania or the Philippines). The course will take about three weeks and it will include both classroom teaching and field visits.


Applicants from collaborating countries (the Philippines, Tanzania, Nepal and Chile) should follow information provided by their corresponding institutions. Links to the web pages of collaborating institutions can be found from our home page.


Information for the applicants from Finland:

Notification of the GH course 2015 for the Finnish applicants >>

Who can apply?
Eligible Finnish applicants come from medical, dentistry or veterinary background. Students of these fields can apply if they have completed minimum of four years of studies before the course. The course is open for professionals in various stages of their careers and thus medical doctors, dentists and veterinarians with extensive experience from their field are also welcomed to apply.

How to apply?
Application for Finnish medical doctors, dentists, medical students and dentistry students for the 2015 course has been completed (01.02-28.02.2015).

The form was filled in using English. The application form was included the following attachments: a CV (max 3 pages) and a motivation letter (1 page). Only applications with both obligatory attachments were taken into account while selecting the course participants at the end of the registration.

Student selection criteria included (but are not limited to): professional experience of the applicant, activity in relevant NGO’s or associations, international experience, motivation and language skills. The aim was to get a multi-disciplinary group with professionals from different backgrounds and fields. The selection committee received many applications. Thus entry to the course was competitive and a well-written and completed application was an absolute must.

How much does it cost?
The course fee for Finnish participants is 350 euros. Additionally, Finnish participants will organize and pay for their own travel to the course location, visa, vaccinations, possible malaria prophylaxis and daily costs at the course location. The course fee will cover teaching, study material and accommodation.

Students might be eligible for a scholarship from their professional union or some other organization, but it is the student’s responsibility to find out information regarding to this.