Education & Training

AHRI is committed to creating education opportunities that will enhance medical and scientific research in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.

AHRI Education Hero

AHRI has developed a pipeline through which students at various stages of their careers can be involved in HIV/TB research and advance towards greater and more independent involvement. In addition to its exciting and cutting-edge Masters and PhD opportunities, AHRI also provides a supportive and opportunity-filled environment for postdoctoral researchers with the ultimate aim of aiding each to reach the next step in their careers.

In partnership with AHRI’s flagship education programme SANTHE we offer short courses, workshops and symposia to help train the next generation of researchers. SANTHE comprises a multinational collection of research sites all working toward a common purpose: to develop future leaders of science in Africa; and to combat HIV, Tuberculosis and HIV/TB co-infection through pioneering basic, clinical and translational research.

Click here for upcoming SANTHE courses.

Important information before you apply to join AHRI

South African visas

If you are not from South Africa and are interested in collaborating, studying or working at AHRI you need to go here to find out more about the different types of visas that you can apply for. You will also need to visit the South African Embassy in your country as they may require more or different information.

Qualification evaluation

If you are not from South Africa and wish to apply for a Masters, PhD or Postdoctral Fellowship at AHRI you will need to get your foreign qualification evaluated with the South African Qualification Authority. Read more about this process here.

Medical aid

All international students who wish to be registered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) need to be a member of Momentum Medical Aid, which is student focussed. Get more information on this here.

We’re here to help!

AHRI’s Human Resources Department will assist you every step of the way to ensure that your relocation to South Africa runs smoothly. If your question can’t be answered above, please contact