Trans Global Health

The Trans Global Health programme is a part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme and focuses on health threats to vulnerable populations that often face complex, interwoven problems such as poverty, inequity and co-morbidity. Vulnerable populations are not only found in low-income countries, but also in Europe where groups with limited access to health services are growing. The studies conducted within the current programme will contribute to improved access to care and prevention; quality health services to ensure better health outcomes; innovative care constellations that build on patient/community engagement as well as public-private partnerships; and re-orientation of the current global health emphasis on infectious diseases by incorporating the challenges of non-communicable diseases and ageing. Integrated and effective global health solutions will be realised through synergistic, transdisciplinary and evidence-based research.

The programme enables PhD students to get a double degree, from two different partner institutes in two different European countries: in the Netherlands – VU University Amsterdam (VU), University of Amsterdam (UvA), or Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam (AMC); France – Université de Bordeaux; Belgium – Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM); or Spain – University of Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).

The programme is coordinated by the Athena Institute of the VU University.


– Call Closed – 

The 2017 call was the 5th and last one.

There will be no more Trans Global Health calls until further notice.


Trans Global Health Program Closed

Dear All, Thank you for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, last year was our final call, the Trans Global Health program is now closed for new candidates. If you are interested in an Erasmus Mundus PhD program, we would
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The Call for 2017 (OPEN)

Dear all, The  call for the final round of fellowships, starting September 2017, is closed.  The application deadline was 8th of January 2017, 23.59 (GMT+2). Unfortunately, we do not accept new applications. Over the next weeks the TGH selection committee will
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