Call for applications TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research


Call for applications TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research Academic Year 2019/2020

The Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a TDR Postgraduate Scholarship available in the International Master Programme in Public Health, with a focus on Implementation Research for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The scheme is supported by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, and WHO (hosted at WHO in Geneva, Switzerland), and provides a full scholarship ( Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions are eligible.

The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance postgraduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low- and middle- income countries.

Further information on implementation research is available from:

A limited number of scholarships will be offered for the 2019/2020 academic year for the International Master Programme in Public Health, leading to a MPH degree (2 years duration). The programme is taught in English and scheduled to start in September 2019.


Applicants should:

– GPA 3.00 out of 4

– AcEPT score of 268 or TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 5.5

– Desk evaluation on undergraduate academic documents


  • Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Tuition fees and a basic medical and accident insurance.
  • Support for research project/thesis expenses, including travel and sustenance during data collection in home country.
  • Indonesian language course to improve integration in the university’s environment.
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to local living cost.


To apply for a TDR Postgraduate Scholarship, you must complete the following two steps:

Step 1.    Apply for Master Programme

  1. For International applicants please login at and choose “Master of Public Health” for Master Programme (foreign students who want to register this program with their own funds, the procedure is the same)
  2. For Indonesian applicants, please send all requirements at to Please write motivation letter and scholarship form in English.
  3. Please send the online form and all documents with good quality to (for International applicants)

Required documents to be upload:

  • Photo
  • Passport
  • Most recent Graduation Certificate
  • Most recent Academic Transcript
  • Motivation Letter/Letter of Intention
  • English Proficiency Test (IELTS/iBT)
  • Health Certificate
  • Recommendation Letter from Indonesian embassy/consulate at your home country

Step 2.    Complete the TDR postgraduate scholarship application form (attached) and email this form to:

Only completed forms will be further processed.


Call for applications for Master Programme is posted online 1 February 2019
Deadline for application for the Master Programme 24 March 2019
Announcement of selection result 10 April 2019


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Applicants will have 7 calendar days to confirm acceptance of the TDR scholarship after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student refuses the scholarship. Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing UGM reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if the provided information has been proven false.

Application deadline: 24 March 2019

For more information on the scheme at Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, UGM, please contact:

Ms Yuyun Yohana, the Graduate Programme Office, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, UGM

Tel no:        (+62-274) 560300 ext. 205
Fax no:       (+62-274) 581876
E-mail :

Download forms and announcement

Download application for Master Programme scholarship form

Download this call for scholarship 

More info:

WHO TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Master in Public Health (MPH) Program in Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)


Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship for Academic Year 2017/2018 3rd Batch – Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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