About the Scholarship
Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), established in 2011 with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is the regional Network of Universities in Southeast Asia. SEAOHUN empowers its country members to build a sustainable and competent One Health workforce to address high priority One Health issues, including zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance. This is being achieved by leveraging education, research, and training excellence provided by the member Universities in Southeast Asia. SEAOHUN members comprise subject matter experts of multiple disciplines of One Health in 92 Universities from eight Southeast Asia countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With the USAID One Health Workforce (OHW) and One Health Workforce – Next Generation (OHW-NG) projects, SEAOHUN has provided financial support to over 35 scholarship recipients to pursue their first Master’s Degree in the areas related to One Health since 2016. After completing their advanced studies, SEAOHUN scholarship recipients use their knowledge to advance local and national health developments in academia, government, and human and animal health organizations. With their advanced degrees, they are well-suited to work in multidisciplinary settings to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, nationally and regionally.
Miss Le Nhan Bang, SEAOHUN 2019 Scholarship
In addition, the influx of students pursuing One Health training provides an impetus for new academic programs within host Universities. Thus, the SEAOHUN Scholarship Program contributes to the development and support of One Health educational programs in SEAOHUN member Universities.
Sharing experience as a SEAOHUN Scholarship recipient
Fauzi Budi Satria is one of the recipients of the SEAOHUN Scholarship to pursue his graduate study at the International Master of Public Health program, Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University in academic year 2017–2018. After graduation, besides continuing his works as medical doctor, he started his new career path as a lecturer at Faculty of Public Health in Islamic State University - Indonesia. As One Health Workforce, He believes that One Health is a great framework to handle every health issues. Therefore, he always adds the application of One Health Concept in every topic in his lectures.
“In the beginning, everybody doubted on my decision to go to Hanoi. Because I chose to leave my current job in hospital and go for something uncertain. But now I can prove that their doubts were totally wrong. After graduated, I did not find any difficulties in applying for any Doctoral Degree Program. Recently, at least I got two scholarships from Russian Government and from a private university in Taiwan to do Doctoral degree. It is proven that my degree is qualified, well recognized, and suited international standard. A very big thanks to SEAOHUN and donors that gave me full financial support. It really helped me to concentrate on studying and got the best achievement in that program. I hope for the sustainable of this program.” Said Budi.
The Scholarship package:
Maximum of USD 12,000 per scholarship (either full or partial grant) for one academic year only. The scholarship covers an annual tuition fee, living allowance, health insurance, and other costs related to study.
In 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SEAOHUN will provide scholarships to pursue post-graduate education preferably in the students’ home countries or an online program that the students do not have to travel to. However, candidates must be enrolled in an international program (please read this document for details on criteria via this link 2021 - Google Drive ). If there is travel associated with the scholarship, for example, the recipient resides outside the city or province where the University is located, one round-trip will be covered in addition to the tuition fee and stipend.
For awardees who are enrolled in a two-year Master’s program, SEAOHUN will prioritize them in providing the scholarship for the next year without them having to resubmit their applications, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Except for the initial disbursement of stipend, the subsequent release of funds is subject to submission of reports and academic performance of awardees.
A virtual orientation session for awardees will be conducted at the beginning of the program.
Be citizens of any of the SEAOHUN member countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Plan a career in human, animal or environmental
health, applying One Health concept.
Be 35 years or younger at the time of application.
Be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student in SEAOHUN scholarship-eligible programs.
The highest degree obtained to date is Bachelor’s, professional degree (e.g., MD, DVM) or equivalent to it.
Priorities will be given to in-service health professionals such as graduates of Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) or their equivalent program from government agencies of SEAOHUN member countries.
Frequently Asked Questions: SEAOHUN Scholarship Program
Q: Who can apply?
A: Applicants must be citizens of a SEAOHUN member country (Cambodia, Indonesia,
Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) pursuing an
International master’s degree focusing on One Health.
Q: Does my program qualify?
A: Degree programs must be relevant to One Health. The university granting the degree
must be one of the SEAOHUN member Universities in the
following countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,
Thailand, Vietnam. (Please follow the links to check the lists of member Universities in each country.)
Q: What is an international program?
A: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an international program referred to programs that
had international students attending. However, because of COVID-19 implications,
that may not be feasible in some countries. However, the program must have
international faculty members on staff, international students studying remotely,
and the medium of teaching must be English. The program must also self-identify as
an “international program.” Therefore, please check with your program to see if they meet these requirements.
Q: What if my program is 2 years?
A: For awardees who are enrolled in a two-year master’s program, SEAOHUN will
prioritize them in providing the scholarship for the second year without them having to resubmit their applications,
subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Q: Do I have to be admitted to a program before I apply for the scholarship?
A: Yes, you must provide a letter of acceptance along with your application.
Q: Do I have to have TOEFL or IELTS certificate to apply?
A: Submitting English proficiency test results is optional. However, since programs must
be taught in English, you must have a level of proficiency that is satisfactory for program performance.
Q: My program is on Public Health, but there is no explicit One Health component.
Is it eligible?
A: In this case, we encourage applicants to consult with the Program whether their
offering has an emphasis on One Health before submitting the application. We request that you submit
a course description or syllabus to show that the program is relevant to One Health.
Q: Is international travel supported in the 2021 Scholarship program?
A: Due to continuing travel restrictions in the Southeast Asia region, we prioritize our
scholarship offering to those who are already residing in the country where they
plan to study, or the Program applicants can fully obtain their Master’s online.
Q: How do I apply?
Q: When are applications due?
A: Applications (including all supporting documents) must be submitted by August 16th 2021.
Please look at the documents required as it will take some time to assemble them.
(You must submit your acceptance letter for your program at the time of application.)
Q: When will the awardees be announced?
A: We hope to announce the awardees by September 2021.