Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Aubrey Sheiham Studentship

The UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is pleased to offer a one-year Studentship for full-time students undertaking the MSc in Dental Public Health

The awards will start in September 2020 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 in Dental Public Health; and by the deadline for the Studentship application they must have received an unconditional offer of admission. Applicants with a conditional offer can apply for the Studentship but must receive an unconditional offer by 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020 to be eligible for the Studentship. 

Selection criteria 

Awards will be made on the basis of experience, qualifications and future academic potential assessed by curriculum vitae and through Skype interviews. Short-listed candidates will be also asked to write a 2000-word essay on a pre-defined public health topic. The Studentships will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection panel chaired by the Course Directors, Professor Georgios Tsakos and Dr Anja Heilmann

Value and duration 

The value of the award is £2,500. Awards are tenable for one year of full-time study only for the session 2019-2020. 

Application procedure

Eligible candidates must submit a copy of their UCL offer, CV, and a supporting statement (500 words max) to dentalpublichealth@ucl.ac.uk

Studentship Application deadline

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the academic selection panel and short-listed candidates will be invited for a Skype interview and will be given a topic for the essay. 

Terms and conditions

  • 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 on the MSc Dental Public Health programme.
  • All awards are subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Prizes and Medals.

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. Those short-listed will be notified by email no later than Friday 30th August 2019.


Current student Matoula Taloumtzi provides a few words below regarding winning the 2016/17 studentship:

" I feel very honoured that I was granted the Aubrey Sheiham studentship; even more after researching Aubrey Sheiham's extensive contribution to the discipline of Dental Public Health. The studentship was a great help in the first steps of the MSc path, offering a financial boost to alleviate the stress of the expensive London life. It was also a very good opportunity to do a little bit of research and warm up one's writing skills, as we definitely needed these later in our studies. I would strongly advise any future students not to miss this great opportunity. For me, it was a great welcome in what was going to be a great year; full of really good friends, very good and supportive teachers, and tons of interesting pieces of knowledge."