Romain De Cock scholarship

For master studies in the field of international health with a research focus on surgery and public health


Dr. Romain De Cock

Dr. Romain De Cock (1901-1966) was a Flemish surgeon and philanthropist with a special interest in international health. To honour his legacy we launch the Romain De Cock scholarship. This scholarship can be awarded yearly to a low and middle income country (LMIC) student, to enrol in one of the master degree programmes at ITM, with a proposed thesis project on surgery and public health.

The Romain De Cock scholarship is a full scholarship covering tuition, travel and subsistence and follows the same eligibility rules as the DGD scholarships.

Students can, depending on their research topic and choice of specific course components state their preference to enrol in the Master in Public Health or the Master in Tropical Medicine and if relevant also in the Master in Tropical Animal Health with a One Health approach. The focus of the master thesis research project could for example be in the field of reproductive health and surgery and be supervised by ITM professors Marie Laga and/or Lenka Benova.

We encourage applicants to highlight their interest in this scholarship opportunity in their motivation letter and plan to fund their studies during the application process.

For further information and guidance concerning the relevant master programme, contact Marjan Pirard mpirard@itg.be.