MSc in Immunology Studentships

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Studentship overview

Masters training is the first stage of specialization in research training. As such, it provides a foundation for further research training and for increased intellectual engagement in a focus research area. In line with our goal of building local research capacity by feeding the research career pipeline at all levels, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) together with Pwani University is jointly offering fully-funded studentships for MSc in Immunology. The 2-year studentships will support interested students to undertake training in Immunology with a research project at state of the art laboratories at KWTRP and collaborating partners.



  1. Applicants must first ensure eligibility for admission to Pwani University for a Masters in Immunology as outlined here.
  2. Applicants must have completed and graduated their Bachelor's degree in 2017 or 2018.
  3. Applicants should have attained at least a B+ or equivalent in their KCSE/O-level exams and, first class or upper second-class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  4. Undergraduate training must have entailed the following course units:
  • Basic immunology (molecular, clinical, cellular, etc)
  • Immunology of parasitic and infectious diseases
  • Parasitology



Tuition fees will be met by the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (hosted by KWTRP).  Successful applicants will also receive a monthly stipend.


Starting Date

Studentships start on 2nd September 2019.


Applicant Selection

Studentships are awarded competitively through shortlisting of online applications and subsequent face to face interviews. Applicants already holding a Master’s degree or currently undertaking Masters studies will not be considered.


Application Process

  1. First confirm your eligibility and qualification for admission to the MSc in Immunology at Pwani University. For eligibility for the MSc studentships, it is not a requirement to first apply for admission at Pwani University and/or pay any admission fees for the course. Contact the following for more information: Dr. Cheryl Andisi; T: +254 725916145 | 0776368946; E: |
  2. Once ascertained that you are qualified for admission, click on the title of a position you are interested in to see the full description of the post (in this case, the MSc in Immunology studentships).
  3. A link Submit Application will be available at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click on the submit application link and fill in the resulting form.



Application deadline: 24 May 2019