Commonwealth Scholarships - Royal Veterinary College

The 2016 Commonwealth Scholarship students
Commonwealth Scholarship students from 2016
Maryanne Mwimali, Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever and Jim Katu
Maryanne Mwimali, Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever Programme Director and Jim Katu at the London 2017 Graduation ceremony.

MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health - Developing Commonwealth Countries

Please note this scholarship is now closed for 2017.

Applications are invited for Postgraduate Scholarships to study the MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health by distance learning.

The scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and academic direction is provided by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), a constituent College of the University of London.

The scholarships are available to nationals of developing Commonwealth countries only and the application deadline is Friday 12 May 2017. Applicants must be living and working in a developing Commonwealth country.

The MSc is offered via distance learning and the programme is supported by a wealth of online resources and support, in addition to annual residential teaching workshops at the RVC.

Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever, Programme Director from the Royal Veterinary College said:

“These scholarships are a great opportunity for veterinary and other animal health specialists, to benefit from postgraduate training in veterinary epidemiology and public health; these subject areas are essential when addressing issues such as disease surveillance, zoonotic diseases and trade and market access for animal products. The scholarships will afford an opportunity for animal health specialists to further develop their knowledge and skills, which will ultimately enhance the veterinary capacity of their countries."

Entry criteria

To study the MSc, students must have:

  • Either a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific subject:
    • veterinary science
    • animal science
    • agriculture
    • biological sciences or medicine.
  • Or a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific discipline, which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.

English language requirement:

Applicants must provide documentary evidence acceptable to the University that the applicant has passed the IELTS English Proficiency test within the past three years, with an overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test.

Applicants are invited to apply whilst awaiting IELTS results. The English language result is not required prior to application.

  • Deadline for application: 12 May 2017
  • Studies commence: January 2018

Application is a two-stage process:

Please note this scholarship is now closed for 2017.

Stage 1 - Deadline 12 May 2017

Interested applicants should complete and submit the following:

  • The application is accessed via the Commonwealth Scholarships website.
    • Click 'Go to the EAS' and on the Electronic Application System [EAS] click 'Applicant's Portal', you can register as a new user with your email address.
  • Complete the Scholarship Application Form [Word Doc] and email with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Course Administrator:

Successful applicants of Stage 1 will be notified when they may progress to Stage 2 of the application process (end August).

More information

For further information please contact the Course Administrator via:

Daniel Karugu from KenyaRead our Q&A session on London Connection with Daniel Karugu, of Kenya. He shares how the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health gave him expertise in managing disease outbreaks.