ACU Summer School 2019

Public Health: from a small island state to the global community

University of Mauritius, 14-22 July 2019

University of Mauritius students

"It is no exaggeration to say my ACU Summer School 2018 experience was transformative. The Summer School will long remain a high point of my life."
Jasmine, Panjab University, India

Join us in Mauritius for a week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, social events, engaging and challenging group project work, and field trips to key locations related to public health. Developed by senior University of Mauritius subject specialists, the programme is set to broaden your knowledge, develop your skills, provide opportunities for networking and much more.

On top of all this, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Mauritian culture, including a full-day excursion to heritage sites and beauty spots, and the chance to attend the opening ceremony of the 2019 Indian Ocean Island Games.

Students often tell us they find participating in the Summer School to be a life-changing experience. It's a small and friendly event capped at 45 participants, ensuring each participant can be actively involved during the programme. Read the stories of 2016 Summer School alumni here, and watch our Summer School 2018 video here:

Who should attend?

The summer school is open to both current postgraduate (Master's and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at both ACU member universities and non-member universities in Commonwealth countries.

The event is multi-disciplinary: it is appropriate both for those studying fields relating to public health, and students from other disciplines.

Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.

Programme and speakers

Our speakers are an exciting mix of international and local experts, who are senior academics and representatives from governmental organisations, health-related industries and NGOs. 

How to apply

Applications closed on Sunday 13 January 2019. Applicants will be contacted by the end of March.

Visas and vaccinations

Students from certain countries will be required to obtain visas in advance and/or proof of yellow fever vaccination, at their own cost, in order to enter Mauritius. More information on this will be provided to successful applicants. Please do not make any visa or vaccination arrangements until you have received the result of your application. You can check the Fit for Travel website for advice on other recommended vaccinations.

Contact us

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