Research training

KCRI is a research institute and is therefore conducting training in research. We are extensively involved in two MSc programmes offered by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, which are the master of Clinical Research and the master of medical microbiology, immunology and molecular biology. In addition, we are involved partly in the other programmes.

Training in these MSc programmes opens doors for a career in:

  • Leadership in field-based scientific/clinical research and/or managerial position of Demography and Surveillance sites
  • Leadership role in engaging health and development research that promotes the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Academic teaching in clinical trials and health sciences
  • International agencies
  • Leadership in basic science and biomedical/health research 
  • Academic teaching in clinical trials and health sciences
  • Studying for a doctoral degree 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

KCRI offers opportunities for PhD research on the following areas:

  • Malaria
  •  Tuberculosis
  • Medical parasitological
  • Medical entomology
  •  Health system research
  •  Neglected diseases eg. Trypanosomiasis
  •  Clinical laboratory
  • Interdisciplinary studies involving any of the  general fields above

PhD candidates will be registered at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (, but attached at KCRI for conducting their PhD training. 

Funding opportunities for Tanzanian applicants:

A number of scholarships may be available from KCRI. These scholarships are usually advertised during the first half of every year, however since the number and the availability of these scholarship cannot be guaranteed, prospective applicants are advised to seek funding from other sources including the Belgian Technical Cooperation scheme, the Tanzanian Higher Education Loan Board, National Institute for Medical Research and respective ministries and Higher Education Students Loan Board (HELSB)