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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Fellowship 2022/2023 for Developing Countries – The Netherlands

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Fellowship at IHE Delft 2022/2023: For the academic year, there will be scholarships available from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which cover approximately 50% (€17,500) of the total cost of the programme.

Application Deadline: 1st May 2022

Eligible Countries: Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroun, Cote d‘Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Malawi, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia.

To Be Taken At (Country): IHE Delft in the Netherlands

About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Fellowship: This unique, internationally recognized programme is designed for completion in 12 months and there are fellowships available for top talents.

For the academic year 2022-2023 there will be scholarships available from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which cover approximately 50% (€17,500) of the total cost of the programme.

The candidate is expected to cover the remaining part. These scholarships are available for the Sanitation profile of the track Water and Health. Other tracks and profiles are not eligible for the BMGF scholarship. The matching funds can be provided by yourself, your employer or any other sponsor, or combination of those. Especially women are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Type: Fellowship (Academic)

Eligibility: If you wish to apply for this scholarship you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of one of the following countries: Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroun, Cote d‘Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Malawi, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia;
  • Send confirmation of availability to cover US$20,000 to cover 50% of the total study cost (matching funds);
  • Have a provisional admission to the programme (have passed the entrance exam).

Selection criteria: At least half of the scholarships will be awarded to female candidates. Selection will furthermore be based on your motivation which you need to present in the application form when you submit your online application. It is therefore of utmost importance to pay additional attention to the motivation questions.  Applicants whose motivation has the best fit with the programme objectives will pass to the next stage of selection (interview).

Value and Number of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Fellowship: 

  • 20 top talents will be admitted to the first edition of the MSc in Sanitation and will receive a scholarship.
  • The scholarship cover 50% of the total cost of the programme. An amount of US$20,000 (at this moment EUR 17,500) would need to be matched from other sources. The matching funds can be provided by yourself, your employer and any other sponsor, or combination of those.

Duration of Program: 12 months.

How to Apply for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Fellowship at IHE Delft:

  •  If you meet all the above-mentioned conditions, you will be automatically shortlisted for this scholarship. You do not need to apply separately for it.
  • Apply and read more about this new Master of Science Programme in Sanitation here.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

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