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.

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 travelling to and from the UK.

The deadline to apply for the 2015/2016 academic year is 8th May 2015

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 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 15th of March 2015. For more information on this scholarship click here.

Other sources of funding