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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 2022.

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 2022. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2022.

 

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 to the MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology programme who are from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for the academic year 2022/2023.

If you are a candidate from a developing country in the Commonwealth you must apply for entrance to the MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology and also apply separately to the scholarship by 16:00 (GMT) on Monday 20th December 2021 for both applications. 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) *Cancelled*

The Burma Star Scholarship will not be avaliable for any 2022/2023 applications.

Any applications that have already been submitted will regretfully not be accepted.

We will keep this page updated for 2023/2024 applications.

 
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Travel Awards

**Please note we will not be offering this award for the 2022/2023 academic year due to Covid-19.**

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 2019-2020 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.

**Please note we will not be offering this award for the 2022/2023 academic year due to Covid-19.**

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

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship provides £3,000 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 2022. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2022.

African Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship (MSc Global Health and Development and MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology)

Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship. 

This scholarship is avaliable to MSc Global Health and Development and MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology applicants who permanently reside in South Africa and whose academic background and interests compliment the programmes of research at AHRI. The scholarship will cover;

  • Full UCL tuition fees for a one-year full-time taught master's degree
  • A round-trip economy air fare to and from the UK
  • A monthly stipend to cover housing and living costs for 50 weeks
  • National Health Service (NHS) surcharge and Tier 4 visa costs. 

Eligibility

  • Must be permenantly based in South Africa at the time of application
  • Must hold a valid passport
  • Must have an Honours degree equivalent to a Bachelor (Honours) degree with Second Class Division 1 Honours or 70% in an appropriate subject
  • Must be in London to start their chosen course in September 2022. 

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Application 

You must complete the online AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship application form and provide a copy of your academic transcript and CV by 5pm on Friday 1st April 2022. 

The application process requires:

  • A personal statement 
  • Details of two referees
  • The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study
  • Submit an application to the UCL MSc progamme via the UCL application portal by 5pm on Thursday 31st March 2022.

Please go to the AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship page for more information. 

African Graduate Scholarship

We are pleased to announced that this year again we are able to offer the African Graduate Scholarship for 2022-23 applicants. 

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. 

- 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.

AGS information

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Please submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 5 pm on 3rd May 2022. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline.