The AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship 2020 is a singular award for the UK academic year September 2020 to September 2021. The scholarship is administered via Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with the programmes 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. If selected, the successful applicant will be invited to apply for a taught master’s degree within University College London’s Faculty of Medical Sciences and/or Population Health.
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 an MS.c taught course is separate, and the AHRI nominee will be guided through this process.
Coverage and Benefits of AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship
- Full UCL tuition fees for a one-year full-time taught master’s degree
- A round-trip economy airfare to and from the UK
- National Health Service (NHS) surcharge and Tier 4 visa costs
- A monthly stipend to cover housing and living costs for 50 weeks
Eligibility Criteria of AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship
- It must be permanently based in South Africa 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.
- Must hold a valid passport at the time of application.
- The successful applicant must be in London to start their chosen course in September 2020.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply to the AHRI MSc Scholarship 2020.
AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship Course you wish to study
Please see below a list of UCL’s Master’s courses related to AHRI’s research areas.
- Health and Society: Social Epidemiology MSc
- Global Health and Development MSc
- Health Data analytics
- Health Economics and Decision Science MSc
- Health data science (CODING)
- Health Informatics
- Infancy and Early Childhood Development MSc
- Health Psychology MSc
- Medicine MScs (includes Infection and Immunity)
- Infection and Immunity
- Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health MSc
- Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
- Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine MSc
- Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology Women’s Health MSc
- Reproductive Science and Women’s Health MSc
You are requested to complete a ‘Personal statement” which allows you to express your motivations and suitability for the programme you are applying to. There is a 1000-word limit for the personal statement.
The personal statement should be written considering the following questions:
- What are your career aspirations?
- Have you completed any extracurricular and voluntary activities relevant to the programme?
- Do you have any relevant work experience?
- What educational experience do you have?
- Why do you wish to study at UCL?
- What are your academic interests?
- Why do you want to undertake the programme or research?
Application Procedure of AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship
Please complete the online AHRI/UCL Scholarship application form and provide a copy of your academic transcript by 5 pm Tuesday, 31 March 2020.
An academic transcript is a list of the programmes you have been enrolled on and the grades that you have received during your programme of study. Some institutions may also list the credits for each module. You must provide a copy of an official transcript from the Academic Registry or Student Records office at your institution. The transcript must be on institutional-headed paper and stamped and signed by the issuing office.