American University of Beirut

Research and Training on Tropical Diseases (TDR)

​​​​​​​Pursue your higher education in public health at FHS with a full scholarship

​About the Scholarship

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is offering scholarships for graduate education in public health for the academic year 2021-2022. Funding for these scholarships is from the Special Programme for Research and Training on Tropical Diseases (TDR)​ hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva.  Successful applicants will be part of a global network of fellows supported by TDR that includes students enrolled in 7 universities worldwide. The objective of the scholarship program is to strengthen capacity in implementation research on the neglected tropical diseases as well as malaria and tuberculosis.  ​



  • Applicants can only be considered for ​scholarship once they are accepted on a regular basis in the GPHP program.

  • Applicants can only be considered for scholarship if they have passed the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) by achieving the required score​ on either EEE, TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Scholarships are awarded to applicants for the fall semester of every academic year. Scholarships are not awarded for mid-year admissions

  • Scholarships are awarded to new students admitted into the GPHP. Currently enrolled GPHP students are not eligible for scholarship.

  • Scholarship applicants should be nationals of and resident in a low or middle-income country of the Eastern Mediterranean region – EMRO (as defined by WHO)

Selection Criteria

Prospective applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to work in public health in a low and middle income of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region where tropical diseases/tuberculosis or malaria are endemic

  • Relevance of applicant's experience t​o public health or related fields

  • Local need for public health graduates in the country of the applicant

  • Previous employment, voluntary work or research experience concerning neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria and/or interest/experience in conducting implementation research is desirable.​


How To Apply

  • Scholarship opportunities are available for 2020-2021.

  • ​The TDR scholarship is only available to applicants to the following degree: 

​​Master of Public Health (MPH) program with 3 areas of concentration: 

  1. ​Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPBS) 

  2. Health Promotion and Community Health (HPCH) 

  3. Health Management and Policy (HMP) 

​Only complete applications with all supporting documents will be considered.

  • AUB is an equal opportunity educational institution and scholarships are solely granted on the basis of merit and not race, gender, citizenry, or religion.

  • The applicant who will be awarded the TDR scholarship will have to complete his/her degree within 2 years of enrollment, and is expected to provide FHS with 10 working hours per week starting his / her second term of enrollment.​

Contact us

Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP) 

Tel: 00961 1 374374

Fax: 00961 1 744470​


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