Institute for Global Health


Scholarships and Funding

African Graduate Scholarship (open to African nationals currently residing in an African nation)

Co-funded by:


The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who would not be able to study 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 on the MSc in Global Health and Development programme.

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 the MSc in Global Health and Development full time. 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 travelling to and from the UK.

Please see the guidelines and application procedures (PDF) 

African Graduate Scholarship Application Form (word doc) Please submit your application and supporting documentation by the 27th of April, 2018 

UCLFAA Scholarship (open to MSc applicants from the US)

If you are an applicant from the United States of America, you can apply for a $25,000 scholarship to cover tuition fees. UCLFAA (UCL alumni organisation) has generously donated this scholarship and it will be awarded to one student in the 2018/2019 academic year. Applicants need to hold an offer to study an MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL. 

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship please fill in an application form and return it via email to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by the 27th of April 2018. 

You must ensure that your online application to the MSc programme is completed by the 27th of April, 2018. This includes making sure that your referees have submitted their references by this date, as UCL Admissions do not consider an application to be complete until this has happened. 

UCLFAA Scholarship Application Form (word doc)

Institute for Global Health Postgraduate Bursaries (Open to Home/EU MSc applicants)

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 or MSc Health Economics and Decision Science full time, part time or modular/flexible, for entry in September 2018.

Selection Criteria:

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence.


Please submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 29 June 2018. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2018.

Please click here for an application form (word doc)

Dr Keith Travel Bursary (Open to current MSc students)

The Institute for Global Health is very pleased to be able to offer a travel bursary to current MSc students in Global Health and Development.

This bursary is possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Keith Thomson (MBBS 1976) a UCL graduate with a passion for Global Health.


The bursary is intended for students who:

· Are studying for the MSc in Global Health and Development  

· Wish to travel abroad to conduct primary data collection for their MSc dissertation

· Have maintained an average of 60% in the MSc at the time of application

· Are not recipients of the IGH bursary or a scholarship which covers this element of the MSc

Selection Criteria:

The criteria for awarding the Dr. Keith travel bursary are academic excellence and relevance of the research abroad.


Please submit application form (word doc 500 words max.) describing your project and how you intend to use the bursary to igh.adminpg@ucl.ac.uk by 27th April, 2018.

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 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is to be announced. For more information click this link

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship

(Open to Home/EU MSc applicants)

Don Brothwell

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship provides £3,750 towards supporting a UK/EU student in financial need studying the MSc Global Health and Development programme.  Prospective MSc GHD applicants can apply through the department.

Professor Don Brothwell studied at University College London, before a career at the British Museum, the Institute of Archaeology at UCL and finally at the Department of Archaeology in York.  Don was the son of ordinary parents; having left school at 16 and taken A Levels at evening class, he believed everyone should have equal opportunities, and that merit, rather than privilege, should determine people's opportunities in life.

To apply, please complete and return the application form (word doc) by 29th June 2018 to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk

Other sources of funding