Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 for South Africans (Fully-funded)

Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 for South Africans (Fully-funded)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Applications for the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 are now open. This scholarship is a singular award for the UK academic year September 2022 to September 2023. It is funded by UCL’s Division of Infection and Immunity.

The scholarship is administered via AHRI and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with the programs of research at AHRI. 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 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.


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 Honours degree equivalent to a Bachelor (Honours) degree with Second Class Division 1 Honours or 70% in an appropriate subject.
  • The successful applicant will need to be in London to start their chosen course in September 2022.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Application form guidelines:

  • Personal statement: You are requested to complete a ‘Personal statement” which allows you to express your motivations and suitability for the program you are applying to. 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 degree level. If you wish you may provide one professional reference in place of the second academic reference. Ensure you have spoken to your chosen referees, so they are expecting an invitation to provide a reference for you and are happy to do this. When providing the email address for your referee, use an academic or professional one rather than a personal one, e.g. [email protected] rather than [email protected]
  • The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study: See below a list of UCL’s Masters courses related to AHRI’s research areas. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Global Health and Development MSc
    • Health and Society: Social Epidemiology MSc
    • Health Economics and Decision Science MSc
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Data analytics
    • Health data science (CODING)
    • Health Psychology MSc
    • Infancy and Early Childhood Development MSc
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Medicine MScs (includes Infection and Immunity)
    • Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health MSc
    • Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
    • Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine MSc
    • Reproductive Science and Women’s Health MSc
    • Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Women’s Health MSc

Candidates will go through a competitive round of selection at AHRI and the successful candidate will be nominated to go through to the UCL selection. Application for acceptance onto a MSc taught course is separate, and the AHRI nominee will be guided through this process.

Complete the online AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship application form and provide a copy of your academic transcript  and CV The application deadline is 5pm on Friday, 01 April 2022.

For more information, visit AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship.