Scholarship Announcement for MSc in Public Health & Veterinary Entomology for Disease Control: The first in the country


In Ethiopia, vector borne diseases represent major public health and veterinary problems, and are among the leading causes of sickness and death. Professional knowledge and skills of entomologists is critical in planning, carrying out, monitoring, and evaluating diseases vector control programmes, and in operational decision-making.  By training entomologists who can carry out such tasks and Arba Minch University can play a vital role. The university is situated in area with much vector borne diseases, and is suited to serve as a regional centre for providing training on prevention and control of malaria and other vector borne diseases. Towards this end, the university has launched an MSc programme in “Public Health & Veterinary Entomology for Disease Control”; the first in the country.

The programme is can make a considerable contribution to the national efforts to improve the public and animal health through the pursuit of problem solving research undertakings at graduate level and consultancy services on vectors control at local and national levels.

Arba Minch University School of Graduate Studies announces scholarship for candidates who are interested in the programme and meet specific requirements listed below.

Application requirements

  • • BSc or equivalent degree in biology, public health, laboratory technology, veterinary medicine, animal sciences and other related fields from a recognised higher education institute
  • • Success in entrance examination which focuses on public health and veterinary entomology & disease vectors control.
  • • Official transcript from the university 1st degree is obtained

About the scholarship

The candidates are:

  • • Exempted from research and supervision fees
  • • Provided a research grant (up to 50,000 Birr)
  • • Special support will be provided to female students. Thirty per cent (30%) of the given quota will be reserved for them

The scholarships are offered by The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) through “South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health (SENUPH): improving women’s participation in post-graduate education”.

Application time

Second semester of each year (Mid-January to Mid-February).

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