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Study at KIT Institute

KIT Institute equips health professionals with the knowledge needed to address public health challenges around the world. We offer Master’s programmes and advanced courses at our training facilities in Amsterdam, and through e-learning. In addition we conduct regional and tailor-made training programmes around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.

Our training programmes respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, their multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods.


KIT master’s programmes are an opportunity for health and development professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills.

  • Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity

    The Master of Public Health and Health Equity (MPH-HE) is a mid-career Master of Science programme, organised by KIT Institute and the VU University Amsterdam. It is meant for professionals working in health service delivery or health management, in national health systems or international organisations.

  • Core Course in Public Health and Health Equity

    The Core Course in Public Health and Health Equity is a three-month course that prepares you to systematically analyse and address complex public health issues, covering epidemiology, health system aspects, and broader social determinants of health. The course focuses on health equity in low-resource settings and high-resource settings with disadvantaged populations. It can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master of Science in Public Health and Health Equity.

While the curriculum was comprehensive, the international group added so much more value to it! Students from 23 different countries helped me understand finer details of various cultures and personal values in addressing public health issues
Varadharajan Srinivasan from India, MPH Working as manager Emmanuel Hospital

Short Courses

KIT Institute’s short courses are practical, focused and complete in themselves. Most can also be taken as part of our Master’s programmes. Go to our Study Programmes

  • Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment

    This advanced practitioners’ course equips participants with up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as: What models, frameworks and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders?

  • Analysing Disrupted Health Systems

    If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you.

  • Global Perspectives on Digital Health

    This two-weeks course offers an introduction and overview of digital health, including a strong emphasis on how in reality, digital health functions in various settings. Participants will discuss how digital health interventions can help push the triple aim of Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Goal Development for more people at a lower cost in different settings in high-, low- and middle-income countries.

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Global Health

    This course trains health professionals with the essential skills to map and analyze routinely collected health data. In this training you will learn what data and methods are used to detect areas of high disease risk and to compare these with geographic patterns of health service delivery.

Scholarships to study at KIT

Finding funding is one of the challenges faced by students wanting to study at KIT. It is important to explore different options and start early. For your convenience we have listed on our scholarship page a number of funding agencies that may be prepared to sponsor candidates needing financial support, and links to other fellowship pages.

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My time at KIT has not only given me growth in Public Health understanding and skills but much more also the appreciation of the constant exchange of culture. Following the MPH and being able to learn through the eyes from an African or Asian perspective, gave more value to the course than I first realised. I liked the open communication with the facilitators and the space in the sessions to ask critical questions. KIT became for me a home away from home. Studying my MPH at KIT was one of the best decisions I could have taken.
Ilene Ceelen, Belgium and Switerland, MPH Background in midwifery, worked for many years all over the world as a Medical Coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières. Currently PhD candidate.

New Course Brochure 2025

Welcome to KIT Institute, where tradition meets innovation in global health education. Our new Master of Public Health and Health Equity programs equip professionals to tackle health challenges and disparities. Join our vibrant community in Amsterdam and help advance health equity worldwide.

Interested? Find your ideal course in our new brochure.

Why Study at KIT Institute?

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  • Up-to-date approach to complex public health issues
  • Practice-oriented
  • Exchange between disciplines
  • Interactive Education
  • Development of personal and professional competencies
  • Network building
  • Participants from diverse backgrounds and countries
  • Personal tutoring
  • Teaching by highly qualified specialists
  • Positively reviewed by tropEd
  • KIT: international centre of excellence in international health and development
  • Accredited by NVAO

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