Saturday, October 1 2022

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Applications for the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 are now open. This scholarship is a one-time award for the UK academic year from September 2022 to September 2023. It is funded by the Division of Infections and Immunity at UCL.

The fellowship is administered through AHRI and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with AHRI’s research programs. This opportunity is open to applicants who permanently reside in South Africa. Applicants must have a high quality academic record to be considered for this opportunity.


The scholarship will cover:

  • Full tuition fees at UCL for a one-year full-time Masters.
  • A return economy class air ticket to and from the UK.
  • A monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses for 50 weeks.
  • National Health Service (NHS) supplement and Tier 4 visa fee.


The candidate:

  • Must be permanently based in South Africa at the time of application.
  • Must hold a valid passport at the time of application.
  • Must have an Honors degree equivalent to a Bachelors (Honours) Honors Second Class Division 1 or 70% in an appropriate subject.
  • The successful candidate will need to be in London to start the chosen course in September 2022.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Application Form Guidelines:

  • Personal statement: You are asked to complete a “personal statement” which allows you to express your motivations and your suitability for the program to which you are applying. There is a 1000 word limit for the personal statement.
  • Details of two referees: At least one of your references must be academic and someone who has taught you at university level. If you wish, you can provide a professional reference in place of the second academic reference. Make sure you have spoken to the referees you have chosen, so that they are expecting an invitation to provide a reference for you and are happy to do so. When providing your referrer’s email address, use an academic or work address rather than a home address, e.g. [email protected] rather than [email protected]
  • The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study: See below for a list of UCL MSc courses related to AHRI research areas. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • MSc Global Health and Development
    • Health and Society: MSc in Social Epidemiology
    • MSc in Health Economics and Decision Sciences
    • Health informatics
    • Health data analysis
    • Health Data Science (CODING)
    • MSc in Health Psychology
    • MSc Early Childhood and Early Childhood Development
    • Infection and immunity
    • MSc in Medicine (includes Infectious and Immune Diseases)
    • Pediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health MSc
    • Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
    • MSc Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine
    • MSc Reproductive Sciences and Women’s Health
    • Applied Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
    • MSc in Women’s Health

Candidates will go through a competitive selection round at AHRI and the successful candidate will be nominated to move on to UCL selection. Applying for acceptance into an MSc course is separate and the AHRI candidate will be guided through this process.

Complete the online form AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship Application Form and provide a copy of your transcript and CV. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit AHRI/UCL Masters Scholarship.


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