GH Course 2016

A Global Health course will be held in 08.08.-26.08.2016 in Tanzania, mainly in Dar es Salaam and it is organized by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - MUHAS.

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

Announcement for the Finnish applicants including details of the 2016 course >>

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 period for Finnish medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and students of these disciplines for the 2016 course in Tanzania is 01.12-31.12.2015.

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

Student selection criteria include (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 is to get a multi-disciplinary group with professionals from different backgrounds and fields. Usually the selection committee has received many application. Thus entry to the course is competitive and a well-written and completed application is an absolute must.

How much does it cost?
The course fee for Finnish participants is 350 euros and it will have to be paid during spring 2016. More detailed information will be sent to the selected students in spring 2016. 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.