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Lush Scholarship Application Guidelines

  1. You must be a Malagasy citizen and resident in Madagascar and show that you intend to return to Madagascar immediately after completion of your studies to work for the public good for at least 5 years. 
  2. You must speak and write a high level of English and be keen to improve further before departure and will be required to pass an IELTS or TOEFL test. 
  3. It is advisable that you take a TELP English language test at the American Cultural Center in Tana prior to applying for the scholarship.  The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) can make conditional offers in advance, but an IELTS or TOEFL  pass with an acceptable score rate  (around 600 points on the TOEFL paper test) will be essential  before a final place is secured.
  4. You must have at least two year’s work experience in the health sector or a related field and are likely to be aged between 27 – 40 years old.
  5. Successful scholarship candidates will be outstanding in their field, highly motivated and keen to make a long term difference to the health of all Madagascar citizens.
  6. You must demonstrate academic excellence and meet the LSHTM qualification criteria for each course, though flexibility MAY be shown by the admissions department in London on consultation.  Check as entry requirements differ from course to course.
  7. You must submit a 1,000 word paper in English with your application form on why you want to study at LSHTM and what you will do on your return to Madagascar.   If selected for interview you will be notified by the end of September.  Interviews will be held in Tana in October and you will be notified of results by the end of the month.
  8. If you are a distance learning applicant you must demonstrate your computer skills and previous use of internet on your CV and at interview.
  9. You will sign a formal written pledge that on completion of studies you will return to Madagascar and work for the public good for at least 5 years.  You will also sign a contract that should you NOT return to Madagascar you will repay in full the costs of travel to and from the UK, all living costs and course fees in the UK to the scholarship fund.
  10. You will agree to attend a LUSH Scholarship Award ceremony in Madagascar on your return.
  11. Where possible and if practicable you and the scholarship committee and any relevant employer will endeavour to identify a suitable job for you to make use of your new skills on your return.
  12. If you are awarded a LUSH scholarship this does not guarantee you a place at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and you must then apply at the beginning of December to the admissions department of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for your chosen course for entry in September 2010. 

For MSc course details and specific LSHTM entry requirements visit