How to enter

Have you got what it takes to solve a global health problem? The University of Melbourne will select six postgraduate students to compete in the Emory Global Health Case Competition, and you could be one of them.

Our 2021 Melbourne Team

Our 2021 Melbourne team will need students from diverse academic backgrounds, as global health goes far beyond medicine. Factors such as food and water quality, education, economics, human rights and good government are all health influencers, as described in the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The team will be selected from participants in the University of Melbourne Global Health Case Competition held between November - December 2020.

Emory and Melbourne Competitions

In both the Emory and Melbourne competitions, teams of up to six students will be given a major global health problem to work on over several days. Students will then present their strategy to address the problem before a panel of judges.

A diversity of academic backgrounds and life experiences is the basis for a winning team. Students from all postgraduate degrees at the University are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be placed into teams for the Melbourne competition.

Prizes

University of Melbourne Global Health Case Competition

Members of the team that wins the University of Melbourne Global Health Case Competition will receive a cash prize of $300 each. Members of the second placed team will receive a cash prize of $150 each.

Emory Global Health Case Competition

Our Emory Global Health Case Competition team will be selected from the teams that present their case responses in the Melbourne competition. The University of Melbourne will accommodate our team at a location in the Yarra Valley so that they can focus on their case response, providing a pleasant environment to work and covering the cost of meals. The team will be accompanied and supported by an academic mentor. There are cash prizes for the top six teams - the team that finishes first will receive $6,000 (US), while the team that finishes sixth will receive $1,000 (US).

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 8 November at 5:00pm.

Click the 'Apply now' button below to begin your application and find out more about the selection process and local and international competitions.

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