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The College of Medicine (CoM) offers postgraduate training scholarships in various areas of strategic importance to its research and training agenda. In addition, CoM supports excellent postgraduate students to apply for scholarships which are advertised internationally

Internal PhD Scholarship opportunities:

With funding from the Wellcome Trust through the Development of Excellence in Leadership Training and Science (DELTAS) programme, the African Mental health Research Initiative (AMARI) will fund PhD fellowships which will enable Malawians achieve research and academic excellence and leadership in the area of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. The funding, lasting 3-5 years, will cover a monthly stipend, tuition fees, research-related expenses, travel expenses for annual AMARI scientific meeting and training courses and relevant support for local and international research supervisors. Applicants interested in the AMARI PhD fellowships should have preliminary discussions with the Head of the Department of Mental Health, Dr Stefan Holzer (


With funding from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Centre in the USA, the Malawi HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program (M-HIRST) will fund PhD fellowships which will enable Malawians achieve research and academic excellence and leadership in the area of HIV implementation science research. Applicants who propose HIV implementation science projects as the basis for the master’s degree thesis or MPhil/PhD program will be considered for tuition support based on merit of the proposal, research aptitude of the applicant, and potential of the applicant to be a leader in HIV implementation science.  Applicants interested in the M-HIRST fellowships should contact the Project Directors; Prof Victor Mwapasa ( or Prof Mina Hosseinipour (


External PhD Scholarship opportunities:

Annually, aspriring postgraduate students can apply for the Commonwealth (  and Chevening ( scholarships which are due for submission in the month of November. Interested students are requested to contact potential referees at least 3-4 months before the submission due date

Application for the 2016/17 CARTA PhD Fellowships


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Commonwealth Scholarships

More details about commonwealth Scholarships  


Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund

A scholarship for African scientists The Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund has been set up to support African scientists building a career in infectious disease research.

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