Scholarships for Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health


Scholarships for Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health is a unique and collaborative Johns Hopkins academic program conducted jointly by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. It is hosted at and administered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and draws upon a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, emergency and disaster medicine, health systems management, nutrition/food security, environmental engineering, mental health, political science and human rights. The Center collaborates with a variety of organizations including national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral and UN organizations, and Governmental agencies, as well as other research institutions on field-based research and humanitarian projects. The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health is now accepting application for Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health.


Two $10,000 scholarships are available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries. To be eligible for the Humanitarian Health Scholarship for the online Master of Applied Science program, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), as defined by the World Bank ( Applicants who are temporarily residing in high-income countries may be considered as well, please contact an Admissions Officer for additional information.
  • Be able to fluently speak, read, and understand English in order to actively participate in a fast-paced English-only academic program;
  • Have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, with a strong record of successful academic performance; and
  • Be professionally involved in humanitarian health emergencies/disasters* for over two years, and plan to continue to work in these contexts after completion of the degree.

Prospective applicants from the US and other high-income countries are not eligible for the Humanitarian Health Scholarship for this program, but may apply; all enrolled MAS students will receive the OPAL Scholarship, which is a per-credit amount that will be applied to all required courses throughout the academic program. For full details about the OPAL Scholarship, please visit the OPAL Admissions webpage.

The Humanitarian Health Scholarship covers $10,000 of the tuition cost, disbursed over the length of the program.  There will be two scholarships offered for the 2019-2020 academic year.

For more information on applying to this Master’s degree program, please visit the OPAL Admissions webpage.


MAS Humanitarian Health scholarship applicants must meet the following obligations:

  • Submit an application in SOPHAS by May 1, 2019. Applications must be completed and verified in SOPHAS by May 31, 2019 to be considered for the scholarship. All completed applications from individuals residing in LMICs received by the deadline will be considered for the scholarship. All international academic records must undergo a course-by-course credential evaluation via World Education Service (WES). Once complete, the evaluation should be sent directly to SOPHAS by WES. This documentation is required for a complete application. For full details of admissions requirements, please visit the OPAL Admissions webpage.
  • Incomplete applications received after May 1, 2019 will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • Completed applications received after May 31, 2019 will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • Top candidates may be requested to complete an interview (conducted in English) with program faculty.
  • To receive the MAS Humanitarian Health Scholarship each term, awardees must receive adequate grades; specific details to follow. 
* Humanitarian health emergencies/disasters refers to a wide range of settings and situations that includes conflicts, natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks as well as mixed migration in low- and middle-income countries.

Please note that applications for 2019 MAS and Certificate program are now open. Applications for all 2019 OPAL programs will close on July 1, 2019. Additional scholarship funding is available for applicants to the MAS program in Humanitarian Health. In order to be considered for the additional CHH scholarship funding, eligible LMIC applicants must apply to the MAS in Humanitarian Health by May 1, 2019.


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