2024 Fellowships for Advanced Biostatistics in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The DELTAS Africa SSACAB II Consortium is inviting full-time applications for 37 MSc, 18 Ph.D. & 7 Post-Doctoral fellowships in Biostatistics for the 2024 academic year. Fellowships are open to candidates with a strong background in Statistics, Mathematics, Additionally, qualified applicants from health science disciplines such as biomedical sciences, pharmacy, and medicine who may benefit from a biostatistics degree are urged to apply.

 Eligible applicants should apply for a place at one of the Consortium Partner or Collaborating Institutions.


  • MSc scholarships are open to candidates with a strong background in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, and other quantitative fields. Additionally, the following are also encouraged to apply:

 (1)Competent individuals from health science disciplines such as biomedical sciences, pharmacy, and medicine may benefit from a postgraduate study in biostatistics.

 (2) Candidates who have completed their master’s coursework and require support with their research component.

  • Eligible applicants should have applied for a place at either the partner or collaborating institutions offering postgraduate biostatistics degree programs.
  • The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle-income countries in the Sub-Saharan African region who are resident in the region as per World Bank’s definition
  • Applicants should be under 35 years of age to qualify for the MSc program. Applicants
  • Before applying for the fellowship, applicants must satisfy the entrance standards of the individual universities offering the MSc degree.

Host Institutions:

  • Wits University
  • UMCU
  • Wits Global Change Institute (GCI)
  • University of Abomey- Calavi
  • Moi University
  • University of KwaZulu Natal
  • KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme
  • University of Pretoria and South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University Medical Center Utrecht


The MSc scholarships will cover the following for selected fellows in the 2024 academic year:

  • Tuition fees and basic medical insurance.
  • A stipend to help with housing and living costs each month.
  • Reasonable supervision and assistance for the MSc research project.
  • Travel costs to and from the academic training institution and the host research institution

Method of Application

The application process is two-fold:

  1. Applicants should first apply for places at their preferred host training institution. Contact information for each institution and their respective Institutional Leads is provided below.
  2. Separate written applications for the DELTAS Africa SSACAB II scholarship should be sent to Dr. Pascalia

Munyewende: pascalia.munyewende@wits.ac.za and copied to Prof. Eustasius Musenge: eustasius.musenge@wits.ac.za

Applications must provide the academic training institution with:

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research and work experience
  • Letter of motivation explaining why you want to pursue an MSc in biostatistics
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Evidence of acceptance or application to study Biostatistics at a partner institution in the 2024 academic year
  • Two confidential referee reports should be submitted immediately to the training facility.

For More Information:

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2023

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