How to apply

Applications are open until 23:59 GMT on Sunday 13 January 2019.

As part of the application, you are required to submit an academic reference from a lecturer / supervisor at your current university of study who knows your recent academic work well. This must be signed and submitted on official university headed paper - it must clearly reference your suitability to attend the Summer School.

You are also required to submit responses to the following questions:

  1. Explain how your academic studies and/or interests, achievements, work experience and volunteering experience fit with the theme of the Summer School (150-250 words)

  2. Describe your motivation for wishing to participate in the Summer School and both what you will contribute to and gain from the event (150-250 words)


In order to apply for a bursary please complete the standard application form, as well as the following two additional questions:

  1. Briefly describe one public health challenge in your country. How could the subject that you are studying contribute to addressing this? (150-250 words)

  2. Describe how you plan to share the knowledge and experience gained at the Summer School with your university and community after the event. Give at least one specific example (150-250 words)

Please note, you should only apply for a bursary if you:

a) are a student at an ACU member university
b) would otherwise be unable to attend the Summer School for financial reasons 
c) have never previously travelled outside your home region

You must meet all of these criteria in order to apply for a bursary.

Bursaries cover return flights from your home country, plus full summer school participation, including field trips, hotel accommodation, most meals and airport pick-ups. However, bursaries do not include the cost of visas and vaccinations.

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