Althuraya public health scholarship at Johns hopkins bloomberg school of public health


Starting from March 2020, our MENA Scholarships will be attainable at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Eligibility for Our Programmes

  • Applicants should be normally a national of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen; and a resident in one of the aforementioned countries, with the exception of refugees. Applicants with dual citizenships will not be considered.

  • Evidence of academic, research and/or professional merit (demonstrated through reference letters)

  • Demonstration of future promise (demonstrated through a letter of intent, interviews, and other required essays)

  • Proof of financial need

  • Applicants must already be granted acceptance in one of our partner/listed universities (for a Master's Program)

  • Applicants must have not obtained a degree outside the MENA region.


Approved Programs

  • Master of Applied Science

  • Master of Bioethics

  • Master of Health Science

  • Master of Public Health

  • Master of Science in Public Health

  • Master of Science

  • Master of Science Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment

  • Master of Arts in Public Health Biology


You may find information on how to apply to your program of choice on the school’s admission page here. Additional international applicant info can be found here. Programs have different start dates and deadlines (Oct 1, Dec 1, Jan 15, Mar 1, Jun 1, Jul1); see the deadline chart here.

Once you receive an offer to study a master's degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, kindly email us at for further steps. The title of the email must include "AlThuraya Public Health Scholarship" and its content must include a letter of acceptance, a transcript, a CV, details of other awarded scholarships/financial aid as well as financial ability (include the gap in funding to be met).


If you are eligible for AlThuraya Public Health Scholarship, we may provide a letter of support which may increase your chances of attaining other scholarships offered from JHSPH.


Applicants who are recipients of one of the scholarships awarded by the Bloomberg School of Public Health will be prioritised to receive the AlThuraya Public Health Scholarhsip. See here for featured scholarships, through each department may administer their own scholarships. Note that all applicants to the Bloomberg School of Public Health are considered for a scholarship. 


Recipients of the following awards will be prioritised: 

  • The Peter Salama Refugee MPH Scholarship in Humanitarian Health which is awarded to one displaced student per year from Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela. Only recipients of Syrian nationality will be considered for the AlThuraya Public Health Scholarship. The Peter Salama Refugee MPH Scholarship covers full tuition. The stipend would be covered by AlThuraya Public Health Scholarship. 
  • Health Security MPH Scholarship (separate application required), which is awarded to two students per year with an interest in health security and public health emergencies.
  • Reed Frost Scholarship 
  • Endowed Student Funding
  • Master's Tuition Scholarship offers a 75% reduction in tuition. Click here to see which departments offer this scholarship.

This is not a conclusive list. Please contact your program's specific department to learn about all funding opportunities. Remember to contact us as early as possible to increase your chances of being considered.