Scholarships and Funding

African Graduate Scholarships

Co-funded by:


The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who would not be able to sudy at UCL without financial assistance. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September-September to study at the UCL Institute for Global Health. The deadline to submit complete applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year scholarship will be Friday, 8 May 2015.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African  nation at the time of application.
  • The candidate must have made an application and been accepted to UCL to study for a full-time postgraduate programme at the Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year. Click this link to apply to the MSc.
  • The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs. The candidate must also be able to provide evidence that he/she has secured other sources of funding for traveling to and from the UK.

Please see the guidelines and application procedures (PDF)

Click this link for the application form

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

This is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Awards are for taught Master's programmes and the MSc in Global Health and Development is one of only 10 degrees for which UCL accepts applications for this scheme.

If you are a candidate from a developing country in the Commonwealth we recommend that you apply for entrance in the programme as soon as possible as you will need to apply separately to the scholarhsip. The deadline to apply for the schoalrship is 15th of March 2015. For more information on this scholarship click here

Other sources of funding

IGH Postgraduate Bursaries

The Institute for Global Health (IGH) is offering MSc Postgraduate Bursaries of £2000 each. The award amount will be deducted from the cost of fees at the Home/EU rate.


IGH MSc Postgraduate Bursaries are available to Home/EU applicants who have an unconditional or conditional offer to study the MSc in Global Health and Development, including the TropEd route, full time or modular/flexible, for entry in September 2014.

Selection Criteria:

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence.


Please submit an application form (use Firefox or Chrome to open the document) to Paloma Garcia Paredes p.garcia-paredes@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm on 15th of July 2014.

IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline.

Successful applicants will be contacted by 15th of August 2014.

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