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African Graduate Scholarship (open to African nationals currently residing in an African nation)

We are delighted to confirm that this scholarship will be offered in the 2020-21 Academic Year. The application deadline is the the 27th of April 2020. 

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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 27 April 2020. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline.

Institute for Global Health Postgraduate Bursaries (Open to Home/EU 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 at the Home/EU rate.

Eligibility

IGH MSc Postgraduate Bursaries are available to Home/EU 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 2020.

Selection Criteria:

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence.

Application

Please submit an application form to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk by 29th June 2020 at 9:00 am. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2019.

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 27th April, 2020 at 9:00am.

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.

Applicants with an offer in the MSc Global Health and Development, MSc Health Economics and Decision Science and MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology are eligible to apply for the academic year 2020/2021.

If you are a candidate from a developing country in the Commonwealth we recommend that you apply for entrance in one of the IGH programmes (MSc Global Health and Development, MSc Health Economics and Decision Science or 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 to be announced. For more information click this link.

The Professor Don Brothwell Scholarship (open to Home/EU MSc applicants)

Don Brothwell

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

To apply, please complete and return the application form by 29th June 2020 at 9:00 am to igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk.

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Travel Awards

We are offering up to three competetive 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 a 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:

  1. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor at UCL.
  2. A letter of recommendation from your proposed supervisor at AHRI.
  3. Your academic CV.

Application deadline: 31 March 2020.

Other sources of funding

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

Research degree scholarships

UCL also runs scholarships for research degrees.  Please visit the IGH Research Degrees page for further information.