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South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC): Scholarships 2024

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) invites students to apply for Scholarship Programme 2024 academic year.

Scholarship Application Closing Date: 30 November 2023

Scholarship Details:

  • Targeted at five female students for Masters (MSc) studies in Biostatistics/Statistics.
  • Funding provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Aims to increase statistical capacity among females in the country and research projects aligned with women’s health data.
  • Scholarship valued at R401,000 for 2 years covering tuition, a laptop, monthly stipend, and support for relevant conferences.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • South African citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Female candidates who completed an Honours degree.
  • Intent to study full-time for an MSc in Biostatistics/Statistics at a recognized South African University.
  • Meeting admission requirements or receiving an offer from a South African University.
  • Strong background in Mathematics, Statistics, Demography, or quantitative fields.
  • Agreement to SAMRC’s scholarship terms and conditions.
  • Not engaged in any other financial support that binds service elsewhere without prior consent from SAMRC.

How to apply

  • Complete the MSc Online Application Form.
  • Download and complete the SAMRC Scholarship Application Form (.docx) and specify “StudentRoom” as your referral source.
  • Compile required documents (ID, degree certificate, academic record, qualifications, acceptance proof, support letter, CV, motivational letter).
  • Email completed application and documents in a single PDF file to Use “SAMRC Scholarship 2024” in the email subject line.

Important Notes:

  • Ensure all necessary documents are included in the application to avoid disqualification.
  • The deadline for applications and any additional requirements not mentioned should be verified on the official website before applying.
  • It’s crucial to follow the application instructions meticulously to enhance the chance of being considered for the scholarship.

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