University of Malawi College of Medicine Postgraduate Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

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With funding from several agencies, highly competitive scholarships are available for applicants interested in the following specialties; General Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. 

Application Deadline: 31st December 2019

Eligible Countries: African Countries

To be taken at (University): 

About the Award: The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM will develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

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  1. Masters in Medicine (MMed)

These are 4-year medical specialty training programs in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery
  2. Internal Medicine
  3. Ophthalmology
  4. Orthopaedics
  5. Paediatrics and Child Health
  6. Anaesthesia
  7. Psychiatry
  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  9. Family Medicine
  10. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  11. Emergency Medicine

Type: Postgraduate


  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university
  2. Proof of registration and a letter of good standing with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner
  3. One year post-internship clinical work experience

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: Fellowship training programs in General surgery and Orthopaedics will be conducted at either Kamuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, while ENT, Paediatric Surgery, neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery will only be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Urology is offered at Kamuzu Central Hospital only. With funding from the Norwegian Government training scholarships are available for those who are successfully enrolled into the COSECSA programmes.

How to Apply: See Link below

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