KIT Scholarship Fund for International Students 2024/25

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is pleased to offer KIT Scholarship Fund to talented health professionals from low income countries who want to work on improving the health situation in their countries and would like to study the Masters of Public Health or Masters of International Health at KIT.

The scholarship is worth 20.600 Euro and is intended as a contribution to the tuition fees of the Master’s programme at KIT for a maximum period of 12 months from September 2024-September 2025.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherland
  • Host Institution(s): KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherland
  • Funding Amount: 20.600 Euro toward Tuition fees
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: International Students

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following conditions for KIT Scholarship Fund:

  • Candidates must be admitted to either the Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity and meet all application requirements of the scholarship.
  • They must hold a passport from an emerging country in South America, Africa or Asia and meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (MVV residence permit).
  • Be a professional with at least two to three years relevant work experience. For most of KIT’s courses the criteria are as follows: – Minimum 3 year of relevant work experience (in low- and middle-income countries) – Minimum Bachelor in medicine, other academic education related to healthcare (nursing, health sciences, social sciences with focus on health care).
  • Preferably have a proven commitment for the public case (for example, work in remote rural areas or for disadvantaged populations).
  • Endorse the objectives and aims of the KIT Scholarship Fund and the donors. This means the candidate MUST return to his/her country of origin and contribute to improving the health situation with the knowledge and skills acquired during the Masters programme.
  • Be a national of, and working and living in a low-income country at the time of application.
  • Have academic admission to the KIT masters programme for which the candidate applies for a KIT Scholarship Fund scholarship. This means that the candidate must have met all the academic and administrative requirements set by KIT.
  • Not be employed by: a. a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft); b. a large national and/or a large commercial organisation; c. a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid); d. a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB); e. an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • Work in a field where studying at KIT can make relevant contribution.
  • Be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge.
  • Be available full-time to pursue the course or program without interruption, and be physically and mentally able to participate in the entire program.

See Also: KAAD Scholarship in Germany 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Only accepted applicants for the Master of Public Health and Health Equity can apply online for this scholarship. This means you have to apply first to KIT to obtain academic admission.

In order to apply for this scholarship, you need to have a proven source of co-funding /other funding.

Applicants are also required to have the following application package:

  • Admission letter to Master of Public Health and Health Equity.
  • Proof of financing for the remaining part of the funding (approximately 18.200 Euro. Check the financial statement you received with your admission letter for the exact sum). This proof of financing can be bank statements, a letter of financial support by another scholarship provider, employer or other source of financing. If the proof of financing is using another currency, make sure to add a correct conversion to Euro with the conversion date.
  • A motivation letter: Why you are applying to KIT Scholarship Fund and how you plan to use the skills acquired to the advantage of the public case.
  • Write a 500-700-word essay describing a public health problem you have experienced in the last two years that you would like to discuss or address in the course. Explain how this problem has consequences for the community and the health system.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

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