Research Year Student - the Basics

Running deadline - you may send us an unsolicited application

Basic criteria for becoming a research student affiliated to the Bandim Health Project

You study

  • medicine, public health, biotechnology, human biology or any Masters programme focussed on health

You have

  • a bachelors degree - or equivalent level of education - in above mentioned fields
  • an interest in International Health
  • a wish to join the field of research how to improve health conditions in Africa
  • travelled in one or more low income countries
  • courage to live one year in one of the poorest countries in Africa, Guinea-Bissau
  • ambitions about writing scientific articles in English
  • the will to make a difference
  • humour, talent for languages, your feet on the ground, and a warm heart
Minimum length
  • One year (research year students). Shorter stays not an option (e.g. 3, 6 or 9 months)

Bandim Health Project DOES NOT fund its students directly. However, we will assist in applying for salary and research/travel expenses. Yet, we expect the student to take a leading role in fund raising.

We may offer

  • A research year at Bandim Health Project 

Students join different projects, in particular in relation to child vaccination, vitamin A supplementation, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and much more. You will collaborate with one or more students, PhD researchers or senior researchers from Guinea-Bissau and Denmark in a very active, demanding, and challenging research environment. In general, our students publish at least one article after their research year.

  • Any nationality

If you are interested, then send us an application, along with the most recent transcript from your university and your CV (including information about previous stays in low-income countries and language skills) to our Project Coordinator:

Read more about being a student in Bissau here: Student in Bissau