Merck Foundation Postgraduate Medical Scholarships for African & Asian Students

Merck Foundation is welcoming applications for its Postgraduate Medical Scholarships for African and Asian Students.


The Postgraduate Medical Scholarships for African and Asian Students are a scholarship program by Merck Foundation that offers financial aid to African and Asian students to enable them pursue any accredited Postgraduate programme offered at participating universities.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Course starts: Not specified

Number of Awards: Not specified

Degree type: Masters Degree

Field of study: Selected Master’s Degree programme at the participating Universities

Host Institution/Board: Merck Foundation

Country of Study: Online

Target demographic:


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship program, applicants must;

° candidates should be 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

° have a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery – Primary Medical Qualification, eg: MBBS or MBChB

° provide proof of English language proficiency, requirement may vary according to the requirement of the institution – minimum accepted score in TOEFL, IELTS is required.

More on Eligibility

Applicants are required to email their comprehensive CV alongside supporting documents to

Scholarship Official Contact

Merck Foundation contacts: For Asian Countries;

Venu Nair

Vice President & Regional Head of Asia Pacific

Mobile: +91 70453 46937


For African Countries:

Leonard Saika

Senior Program Director- Regional Head of Africa

Mobile: +254 722 762 037


Check out the link below to download the pdf. All the best.



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