Welcome Trust Capacity Building Programme

The grant is managed through the following three committees, headed by the Executive Committee.

PHFI-UKC Wellcome Trust Programme – Masters Studies

This programme invites applications for masters level studies in public health related subjects at one the UK Consortium partner institutions. This effort aims to support early career professionals with relevant experience who are interested in building a career in public health. Each candidate is expected to complete the master's study within one year. It is expected that each candidate will return to work with PHFI/IIPH for three years following the completion of their masters programme.

For more information please read the following announcement:

Announcement for Masters Studies

These studentships are for Masters study under the PHFI-UKC Wellcome Trust Capacity Building Programme for a duration of one year in public health related subjects at one of the UK partner institutions. The candidates are expected to return to work with PHFI or its institutes for three years following the completion of their Masters study.


Outstanding and highly motivated professionals with relevant experience, who are aspiring to build a career in public health. Candidates must possess a relevant post-graduate degree from an accredited institution and substantial work experience.

The current priority technical areas for training are listed below but other areas of public health may also be considered.

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Environmental health including climate change
  3. Health economics
  4. Health information and surveillance
  5. Health policy
  6. Health systems
  7. Public health management
  8. Public health nutrition

How to apply

Please email your application to wt.masters@phfi.org in the following two parts.

Part 1 : To be sent by the Candidate (in word format: file name - <name of applicant.doc>)

  1. A cover letter stating that you have applied for the Masters studentship and the technical area where you wish to focus your Masters degree.
  2. A two-page (font size 12, single spaced) essay on public health challenges in India and how your selection in this programme would enable you to contribute solutions to these challenges.
  3. A copy of your latest curriculum vitae.
  4. Transcripts and experience certificates from previous education/training (scanned copies).
  5. Valid score sheets in any relevant exams (IELTS) as may be required by the partner institutions. Please refer to the website of the partner institutions for further details on this.

Part 2 : Letters of Recommendation

  • Please note that two recommendation letters are mandatory but a third letter is allowed.
  • Please arrange for these recommendation letters to be sent directly by your referees to PHFI (above mentioned email).


Applications for Masters study are no longer being accepted under this programme.