Brandeis University MS International Health and Policy
Management Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE: for official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms; if you have problems or questions, please contact us.


  • The MS Admissions Committee accepts and reviews applications for the next incoming class on a priority deadline basis.
  • Complete applications submitted by January 15 will receive a decision by February 28, and applications received by March 1, will hear from us by April 15.
  • Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


  • The Master of Science in International Health Policy & Management (IHPM) program is pleased to announce a competition in which a full tuition and fees scholarship will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development professional with a demonstrated commitment to effective health policy and management.
  • The Scholarship for this one-year degree begins in August 2010.
  • The MS program is designed to train students to take on increasingly responsible roles in health policy planning, and in the management of policy and program implementation in health ministries and planning organizations, multilateral and bilateral development organizations and NGOs.
  • Students in this one-year program learn how to make the best use of policy analysis to determine which plans work, which are the most cost-effective and which are sensitive to a country’s values and culture.
  • The IHPM Scholar will receive full tuition and fee remission for the 2010/2011 academic year. The scholarship does NOT cover airfare, health insurance or any living expenses.
  • Although nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs, self-nominations are accepted. Women and candidates with experience in policy, service delivery or education-related work with poor and vulnerable populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • The MS is designed to prepare early- to midcareer professionals, who have at least two years of relevant experience working in low- and middle-income countries, or with the marginalized communities in high income countries, to play increasingly responsible roles in health policy planning and in the management of policy and program implementation in government health ministries and planning agencies, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, and in NGOs.

Application Procedure:

  • By mail, fax (781-736-2774), or email send a letter of nomination to the Admissions Office. Your organisation can nominate you, or you can nominate yourself.
  • Apply online at:

Required Attachments:

  • Letter of Interest in IHPM Scholarship
  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Detailed Statement of Purpose describing career objectives and work experience
  • Three original letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic) on official letterhead sent directly to the Admissions Office from the recommenders (These letters must be accompanied by a Brandeis University Recommendation Form)
  • Original or certified true copies of transcripts from all university-level studies, sent directly to the Admissions office from each university (Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for all international applicants.