LSHTM Ph.D. studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/22

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites applications from candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa for fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. studentships to start a research degree program on 3 January 2022. 

LSHTM has established eight research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that explore the ties between hygiene and health in one or more of the following areas:

  • The role of hygiene in the prevention and transmission of infectious diseases and their consequences
  • Hygiene behaviors and hygiene behavior change
  • The intersection of hygiene and broader social and economic impacts

Candidates applying for a Ph.D. studentship under this scheme should choose one of the eight projects below that best suits their interests, expertise, and experience, and then expand on it in their submission.

There are a variety of projects to choose from:

  • Exploring how a social business model can promote good menstrual health and improve the lives of women socially and economically
  • Hygiene Interventions in Kampala’s Informal Settlements: global health imaginaries and local health realities
  • Assessing educational outcomes in a school-based menstrual health and hygiene intervention trial in Uganda
  • An economic evaluation of adding hand hygiene and point-of-use chlorination interventions to existing treatment for severe acute malnutrition in Senegal etc.

Duration: 4 years


  • Tuition fees
  • Up to GBP20,000 for research costs, travel, and/or training
  • An annual tax-free stipend equal to the UKRI stipend.


  • Applicants must be nationals of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa and meet the minimum LSHTM entry requirements. 
  • Applicants must  have a postgraduate degree in health economics, development economics, or another economics discipline, OR an undergraduate degree in economics with a postgraduate degree in public health or similar
  • Advanced methods for cost-effectiveness analysis, qualitative research methods, equity analysis.
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Application Process

To apply for this studentship, applicants should submit an application for research degree study via the LSHTM application portal below.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: July 11, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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