Sustainable Development Goals


Scholarship support for African nationals

Since 2008–09, UCL has offered two scholarships to support African nationals who would not have otherwise been able to study at UCL without financial assistance.

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8 October 2020

The African Graduate Scholarship is for students who have been accepted to study at the UCL Institute for Global Health on its MSc in Global Health and Development programme. 

The scheme offers African nationals who are permanent residents of an African nation a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees, accommodation and some living costs. 

“I received one of the most heart-warming news of my adult life; I had been awarded the African Graduate Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Global Health and Development at UCL,” writes Onwuegbunam Onyeka Vivian, one of the scholarship recipients in 2019–20 in a blog post providing tips for future applicants.  

“This was a dream come true as I have always wanted to study in not only a globally respected university but a community like UCL where everyone regardless of class, gender, or race has equal opportunities to excel.” 

The scheme is one of a number of scholarships that is available to support overseas students who wish to study courses at UCL.