MSIH offers a few scholarships for students dedicated to the field of global health — and in 2017, our students were awarded a record number of scholarships for both financial need and merit from both MSIH and outside sources. If you have questions about applying for scholarships, contact us. We are happy to assist you.

The Ben-Gurion Global Health Scholarship

Reva Frankel and child in IndiaHighly qualified applicants with an excellent academic track record and a demonstrated interest in global health will be considered for the Ben-Gurion Global Health (BGGH) Scholarship. The BGGH Scholarship will cover full tuition for the four years of the MSIH M.D. Program, provided satisfactory academic performance.

Applicants will be evaluated for this merit scholarship by a committee of world leaders in global health and medicine. Decisions will be based on the applicant’s likely success in building a career at the intersection of medicine and global health. Submit a completed admissions application by January 28, 2019 to be considered for the BGGH Scholarship. The winner will be notified by mid February.

To read about this past year’s BGGH Scholarship recipient, please click here

Scholarship Selection Committee


  • Dr. Neil Schluger, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Deputy Chair

  • Dr. Lynne Quittell, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at MSIH


  • Dr. Michael J. Klag, Dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr. Babulal Sethia, President of the Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Congenital Heart Surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Heather Zar, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health at Red Cross Children’s Hospital at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

BGU Scholarships

  • Excellence-Based Scholarships, awarded to first-year students based on academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to global health and service to communities in need. These scholarships cover a portion of tuition each semester and are valid for up to four years. For an application form, contact our New York admissions office.
  • Need-Based Scholarships, for which first-year students may apply by contacting our New York admissions office.
  • Skirball Need-Based Scholarships, for which all students may apply through our financial aid office in Israel.
  • Fine Family Foundation Scholarships, available to Canadian students. You must submit your application at least two months before studies begin. For more information, contact us.

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