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AMARI Masters Scholarship in Public Mental Health 2020 for African Students


For the AMARI Masters Scholarship, The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) is offering 4 fellowships to candidates from partner countries (Ethiopia, South Africa,  Malawi, and Zimbabwe) to complete the MPhil in Public Mental Health in 2020.

Application Deadline: 30th August, 2019

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, South Africa,  Malawi, and Zimbabwe

To be taken at (country): University of Capetown and Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

About the Award: The AMARI Masters Scholarship MPhil in Public Mental Health is offered by the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), a joint initiative of the Psychology Department at Stellenbosch University and the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.

The degree requires:

  • The completion of a 3-week residential training module in research methodology for public mental health in Cape Town;
  • Participate in an online writing course March 2020; and
  • The preparation of a dissertation of a minimum of 20 000 words

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Candidates for this programme should be in possession of an Honours degree or post-graduate diploma in Public Mental Health or a cognate discipline or an equivalent four-year qualification.In addition, candidates should:

  1. have experience of working in a mental health, health or development related field for at least three years;
  2. be employed within a managerial or leadership role, or have the capacity for such a role; and
  3. show evidence of adequate English language and writing proficiency for postgraduate academic studies.

To be considered for the fellowships, candidates must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa, Ethiopia, Malawi,orZimbabwe
  • successfully gain entry to the MPhil in Public Mental Health, and
  • undertake a research project that is aligned with the goal of AMARI.

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award: The Fellowships cover all the tuition, travel and accommodation fees related to the programme. 

Duration of Award: 2 years

How to Apply:  MPhil Application Form 2020

The application forms are detailed, so that we have as much relevant information possible to enable us to select the most suitable candidates.  The completed application forms, together with all the required supporting documents, must be submitted electronically as a PDF file to Songelwa Mobo at [email protected] on or before 30 August 2019.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

Visit Award Webpage for Details

Important Notes: Please note:

  • One AMARI Masters Scholarship will be reservedfor a candidate from Malawi. The remaining 3 Fellowships are open to applications from any of the four AMARI countries.
  • The AMARI Fellowship is tenable during the first and second years of registration.  Should the degree not be completed within 2 years, the candidate will be responsible for the necessary registration fee and study costs in subsequent years of registration.

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