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DELTAS Africa Sub-Saharan African Consortium For Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) Scholarships 2024


The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) is a consortium of six African and two northern partner institutions and nine collaborating institutions, with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, as the Lead Institution. SSACAB II has received funding through the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) program. DELTAS Africa is an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) with funding support from Wellcome Trust and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The funding aims to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers in order to create biostatistical research nodes of excellence and a network to nurture researchers with advanced skills and expertise.


The scheme will provide full scholarships for MSc Fellows in the 2018 academic year and covers the following:

  • Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance

  • A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses

  • Reasonable support for the MSc research project and supervision

  • Travel costs to and from the academic training institution and the host research institution


  • 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 candidates from the health science fields, such as biomedical sciences, pharmacy, and medicine who may benefit from a postgraduate course 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.

  • Applicants should be under 35 years of age to qualify for the MSc program. Applicants

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the respective universities offering the MSc degree before applying for the fellowship.


31st July 2023

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