PhD tuition fees funding

Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW)

Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW) is committed to promoting research and research training led by Malawian & and international scientists. The aim is to improve the health of people in Malawi and elsewhere in the region. MLW has a unique translational research portfolio that links an excellent laboratory
research base to strong hospital and community-based research and high-level policy formulation.

The MLW Research Strategy is built around six thematic areas: (1) Infection Biology, (2) Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health, (3) Clinical and Experimental Medicine, (4) Vaccines, (5) Population Health and (6) Social Science. Researchers are organized into 22 research groups, and these are described on the MLW website:

The KUHeS research agenda is broad ranging from disease-focused thematic areas such as HIV, malaria, and cancer to multi-disciplinary thematic areas such as reproductive health, nutrition, and child development and health policy. Details of areas of research interests of KUHeS faculty members and research organizations at KUHeS can be accessed on these websites:

There are 3 exciting training opportunities for which we will accept applications between now and 15 April 2024 – see below for details of each opportunity.

An information session will be held at MLW in Nyika room on 29th March from 12:00 – 13:00
Email to indicate if you will attend and to reserve your seat.

Applications must be sent to Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

All documents should be saved using file names starting with the following pattern:

Information on research groups/themes can be found at and For any other questions and clarifications, please contact the MLW Training &
Development team at

PhD tuition fees funding
We will provide PhD tuition funding to support upcoming candidates who have secured their PhD stipend and project funding but who are unable to fund their tuition fees through existing project funding.

Application process
Applications must include the following:

  1. An application letter detailing your suitability for the tuition fee funding, motivation, and career ambition. This letter should also identify the research group you are working under.
  2. A letter of support from your primary PhD supervisor. The supervisor has to be part of either an MLW or KUHeS research group.
  3. A detailed CV, including information on academic performance and achievements to date, including any awards and personal distinctions, research grants and fellowship funding received, and any relevant outputs, including publications & and presentations.
  4. PhD offer letter or proof of PhD registration (for the PhD degree programme that tuition funding is sought for).
  5. Proof of stipend and research cost support for the duration of the PhD programme. Applications where project and/or stipend funding is not secure will not be entertained.
  6. Photocopied certificates and transcripts.

Assessment process
PhD tuition fee funding applications will be assessed on the following: academic track record, research experience, the potential of the candidate, quality of the proposed PhD research, supervisory team and training environment, alignment of the research to MLW-KUHeS research areas, application presentation,
interview performance and the likelihood of completing the PhD studies.