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Merck Foundation Postgraduate Medical Scholarships 2021 for African & Asian Students

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About Merck Foundation

The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to quality & equitable healthcare solutions in underserved communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and youth. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available... read more


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Merck Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship


Requirements for Merck Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (Primary Medical Qualification) (e.g.: MBBS or MBChB)
  2. Candidates working within a public sector clinical setting (Preferably) with the aim to continue working in the public sector after graduation, in order to improve patient access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions.
  3. Recommendation from the Ministry of Health or Office of The First Lady (For Asian Countries- Recommendation letter from The Ministry of Health or Vice Chancellor/Dean/Rector of the Medical University or President of respective Society or Medical Association)
  4. Proof of English language proficiency (requirements vary according to the requirement of the institution. Proof may include: a minimum accepted score in TOEFL, IELTS – or another recognized language test provider accepted by the Institute, which is not older than 2 years, or a confirmation of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country – further details will be provided with the full course details)
  5. Accessibility to stable Internet connection.

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2021


How to Apply

Submit your application along with your CV to: [email protected]

Download Application form from here

Merck Foundation contacts:

For African Countries:

Leonard Saika

Senior Program Director- Regional Head of Africa

Mobile: +254 722 762 037

Email: [email protected]

For Asian Countries:

Venu Nair

Vice President & Regional Head of Asia Pacific

Mobile: +91 70453 46937

Email: [email protected]

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