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External sources of funding

Additional sources of funding can be viewed on UCL scholarship and funding webpage 

Institute for Global Health Postgraduate Bursaries (Open to all IGH MSc applicants)

The Institute for Global Health (IGH) is offering MSc Postgraduate Bursaries of £2,000 each. The award amount will be deducted from the cost of fees.

Eligibility

IGH MSc Postgraduate Bursaries are available to UK and Overseas applicants who have an unconditional or conditional offer to study the MSc in Global Health and Development, MSc Health Economics and Decision Science and MSc Applied Infectious Diseases Epidemiology full time, part time or modular/flexible, for entry in September 2021.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is financial need.

Application

Please submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 9:00 AM on 30th June 2021. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2021.

 

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.

Eligibility

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

Selection criteria

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

Application

Please submit an 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 TBA.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (Open to MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology)

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.

Applicants with an offer in the MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology programme are eligible to apply for the academic year 2021/2022.

If you are a candidate from a developing country in the Commonwealth we recommend that you apply for entrance to MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology as soon as possible as you will need to apply separately to the scholarship.  The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday 9th April 2021. Please visit the UCL Scholarships website for more information about eligibility and how to apply.

 
The Burma Star Scholarship at UCL (Open to all IGH MSc students from certain countries)

The Burma Star Scholarship at UCL was established by the Burma Star Memorial Fund to ensure that those who participated in the Burma Campaign of 1941-1945 would never be forgotten. The Burma Star Scholarship will create a living memorial for the 14th Army: a network of scholars from around the world, whose achievements will make the world we share a better place in the future.

The Scholarship is being offered to those studying an MSc at the Institute for Global Health (MSc Global Health and Development, MSc Health Economics and Decision Science and MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology), in particular those whose financial circumstances may restrict their ability to take up further study. The award will be available to residents of any of the allied nations that contributed to the Burma Campaign and will cover full tuition fees and living costs for the duration of study. We are also looking for applicants who would be willing to act as ambassadors for the scholarship programme.

Please see below for further details on eligibility criteria, application and selection processes.

Any questions, please contact Paloma Garcia-Paredes at igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk

Eligibility criteria

Candidates who hold an unconditional offer of admission to study an MSc at the Institute for Global Health (full-time).

Candidates who are residents of: Myanmar, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Belgium, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Hong Kong, Gambia, The Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Tanzania, West Indies, South Africa.

Application details

Please submit*:

  • A two-page CV
  • A personal statement which addresses the following questions:
  1. Highlight why you are interested in studying an MSc at the Institute for Global Health and relevant experience (600 words)
  2. Highlight how you intend to further the aims of this scholarship programme (200 words)
  3. Highlight your future career plans and how these align with the ethos of the scholarship (200 words)
  • A completed funding statement 

 

To igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 3rd May 2021

*Please note all applicants must already hold an unconditional offer to an MSc at the Institute for Global Health. 

Selection

All applications will be assessed and shortlisted by a UCL selection panel. During the shortlisting process preference will be given to students who meet one, or more, of the below criteria:

  • Candidates in demonstrable financial need
  • Candidates who demonstrate a knowledge of, or interest in, the Burma Campaign
  • Candidates who demonstrate a willing to act as an ambassador for The Burma Star Scholarship

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, either in person or by video call, with the selection panel. Interviews are likely to take place in May and successful applicants will be notified in June 2021. 

African Graduate Scholarship (open to African nationals currently residing in an African nation with an offer in the MSc Global Health and Development MSc)

We are delighted to confirm that this scholarship will be offered in the 2021-22 Academic Year. The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 3rd May 2021

Co-funded by:

CP Charitable Trust

International Student House

Scholarship

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 submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 5 pm on Monday 3rd May 2021. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline.

 

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Travel Awards

We are offering up to three competitive Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Travel Awards for students studying our MScs in Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Global Health and Development and Health Economics and Decision Science. The award will support travel, subsistence and fieldwork in Kwa Zulu Natal, Africa as part of your dissertation.

Eligibility requirements

The UCL MSc Travel Awards will be available to students enrolled on the 2019-20 cohort for the MSc in Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Global Health and Development; Health Economics and Decision Science; Population Health MSc; Health and Society: Social Epidemiology MSc and MSc in Infection and Immunity - full time, part time or modular/flexible, for entry in September 2019.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate:

  • Must be studying on an MSc Programme at UCL at the time of application.
  • Must hold a valid passport at the time of application.
  • Must have a project with at least one Faculty or Adjunct Faculty at AHRI.
  • Must be able to be reside for up to 6-8 weeks at either the AHRI Somkhele/Durban Campus or both.
  • Must commit to disseminate their findings locally and publish key findings.

Application

Please complete the UCL MSc Travel Awards form in detail and upload the following documents:

  • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor at UCL.
  • A letter of recommendation from your proposed supervisor at AHRI.
  • Your academic CV.

Application deadline: TBA.

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship (open to UK MSc Global Health and Development applicants)

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship provides £3,750 towards supporting an IGH student in financial need studying the MSc Global Health and Development programme.  Prospective UK 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.

Application

Please submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 9:00 AM on 30th June 2021. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2021.

Please click the link for the application form