The South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme for 2025

The South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme (SAFETP) is currently accepting applications for the 2025 class, from qualified health professionals with interests in public health and commitment to public service.

The South Africa FETP is a programme by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), for the National Department of Health (NDoH). SAFETP offers a full-time two-year residency programme, which provides training and practical experience in applied epidemiology, and aims to develop specialist skills to evaluate and strengthen public health surveillance systems, investigate and control outbreaks, and conduct field studies to address public health priority issues.

The South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme is provided mainly through on-the-job service provision and learning activities. A trainee who completes the programme will receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Field Epidemiology from either the University of Pretoria or the University of the Witwatersrand.

Starting Date: January 2025

Duration: 02 years

Eligibility

The requirements for the South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme for 2025 are:

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Application Process

Applicants will need the following documents to complete the online application process:

  • A concise two-page CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Certified copies of qualification certificates
  • Certified copies of transcripts from the universities
  • Two completed reference forms
  • Proof of application to each of the universities
  • Qualifications that were obtained outside South Africa must be accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Non-South Africans from non-English speaking countries are expected to pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) when accepted onto the programme

To apply for The South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme for 2025, click here

Deadline: June 30, 2024.

For more information on The South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme for 2025, visit the official site.

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