MSc Studentship in the Research Department of Infection and Population Health

The UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health is offering a one year Studentship for full-time students undertaking the MSc Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV. The award will start in October 2014 and the Studentship will consist of £2,500 towards tuition fees. The recipient will be expected to secure the remaining part of their tuition fees and to cover their living costs.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates can be from any country but must be intending to pursue the full-time UCL MSc Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV; and by the deadline for the Studentship application they must have received an unconditional offer of admission for the respective course. The applicants with a conditional offer can apply for the Studentship but must receive an unconditional offer before the end of July 2014 to be eligible for the Studentship. In order to obtain an offer from UCL you will need to read the following webpage prior to submitting an online application: 


Selection criteria

The award will be made on the basis of experience, qualifications and future academic potential assessed by curriculum vitae and via interview. Shortlisted candidates will be also asked to write a 500 word personal statement on why they believe we should award them the scholarship. The Studentship will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection panel chaired by the Course Lead, Maryam Shahmanesh.

Value and duration

The value of the award is £2,500. The award is tenable for one year of full-time study only for the session 2014-2015.

Terms and conditions of the award

  • The Studentship may be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards or bursaries.
  • The Studentship cannot be transferred to another institution, nor deferred to a later year.
  • The Studentship will go towards the recipient’s tuition fees; any remaining tuition fees will be payable by the recipient.
  • The Studentship payments will only be made if the recipient is fully enrolled in the above mentioned MSc courses at UCL.
  • The award is subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Prizes and medals.

Application procedure:

Eligible candidates must submit a copy of their UCL offer, CV and supporting statement to Lydia Clinton (l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk)

Studentship Application deadline:

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 10th July 2014 (*previously 30th June).

Applications will be reviewed by the academic selection panel. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and asked to write a 500 word personal statement on why they believe we should award them the scholarship.

Important notes

Studentship applicants without an admissions offer at the time of the studentship deadline will be excluded from the application process at this point. It is for this reason that we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Your Studentship application must be complete to be valid. We will not inform you whether your application has been received or whether it is complete, nor contact you for missing documents. Incomplete applications are invalid and will not be processed.

Notification of results

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Those shortlisted will be notified by email not later than 21st July 2014 (*previously 10th July). It is expected that the whole selection process will be completed by the end of July.  

Successful and reserve candidates will be notified either in writing or by email thereafter.

Further information

Further information on the MSc courses can be found at:

For general enquiries regarding admissions, application forms, and registration for both MSc courses please contact:

Lydia Clinton

MSc Course Administrator

E: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

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