Scholarships and Funding
African Graduate Scholarship (open to African nationals currently residing in an African nation)
We are happy to announce that this scholarship will be offered again for the 2017/2018 academic year.
- CP Charitable Trust
- International Student House
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.
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 for a full-time postgraduate programme at the Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year. 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 see the guidelines and application procedures (PDF)
African Graduate Scholarship Application Form. Please submit your application and supporting documentation by the 30th of April, 2017
UCLFAA Scholarship (open to MSc applicants from the US)
If you are an applicant from the United States of America, you can apply for a $25,000 scholarship to cover tuition fees. UCLFAA (UCL alumni organisation) has generously donated this scholarship and it will be awarded to one student in the 2017/2018 academic year. Applicants need to hold an offer to study an MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL.
If you would like to be considered for this scholarship please fill in an application form and return it via email to Paloma Garcia-Paredes by the 28th of April 2017.
You must ensure that your online application to the MSc programme is completed by the 28th of April, 2017. This includes making sure that your referees have submitted their references by this date, as UCL Admissions do not consider an application to be complete until this has happened.
Institute for Global Health Postgraduate Bursaries (Open to Home/EU MSc applicants)
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) is offering MSc Postgraduate Bursaries of £2000 each. The award amount will be deducted from the cost of fees at the Home/EU rate.
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, full time or modular/flexible, for entry in September 2017.
The criteria for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence.
Please submit an application form to Paloma Garcia Paredes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on June 30 2017. IGH is unable to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted in August 2017.
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.
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
· Are not recipients of the IGH bursary or a scholarship which covers this element of the MSc
The criteria for awarding the Dr. Keith travel bursary are academic excellence and relevance of the research abroad.
Please submit 500 words max. describing your project and how you intend to use the bursary to Paloma Garcia Paredes (email@example.com) by 5pm on 28th April, 2017.
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.
Awards are for taught Master's programmes and the MSc in Global Health and Development is one of only 10 degrees for which UCL accepts applications for this scheme.
If you are a candidate from a developing country in the Commonwealth we recommend that you apply for entrance in the programme as soon as possible as you will need to apply separately to the scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship will be announced soon is the 17th of February 2017. For more information click this link
Other sources of funding
- African Educational Trust Scholarships
- Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship
- Alfred Foster Charitable Settlement, Barclays Bank Trust
- British Federation of Women Graduates
- Cannon Collins Trust Scholarships
- Chevening Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- DFID Shared Scholarships Scheme
- Directory of Social Change
- ESRC Postgraduate Studentship
- European Commission, ALBAN Scholarships
- Europublic Health Scholarships
- Florence Nightingale Foundation
- Marshall Scholarships (for US citizens)
- Mohamedali Karimjee Trust (for African nationals residing in Africa)
- MRC Postgraduate Studentship
- Open Society Institiute & Soros Foundation Scholarships
- Public Health and Foundation of India
- Said Foundation Scholarships
- Swedish International Development and Corporate Agency Scholarships (SIDA)
- The Bedford Charity (The Harpur Trust)
- The World Bank Scholarships
- The World Council of Churches
- Thomas Wall Trust
- Women's Leadership Scholarship
- Wellcome Trust Awards & Fellowships
- World Health Organisation (WHO): Contact your Ministry of Education or local/regional WHO office for further details.
- Additional sources of funding can be viewed on UCL scholarship and funding webpage