UCL Institute for Global Health African Graduate Scholarships 2018/2019 for young Africans (Funded)


UCL Institute for Global Health African Graduate Scholarships 2018/2019 for young Africans (Funded)


Deadline 27 April 2018


About Scholarship

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.

Who Can Apply

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 s
  • ubstantial 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.


How to Apply


Application forms can be obtained from and, when completed, should be returned to the following postal address.


Alison Gilry UCL Institute for Global Health 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH Email: igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk


If submitting your application by email please complete the form on-line in its original format and email it back to the administrator together with the CV, letters, and certificates as one single document.  Please do not submit individual scanned pages of the application form unless there is a particular page that requires a signature.


Selection Procedure


Completed application forms will be reviewed shortly after the deadline stated on the application form.

The applications are considered and awarded by the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Scholarship Committee. The committee aims to contact successful candidates by email and post within 4 weeks of the deadline.

Scholarship award

The amount awarded will be dependent on the individual candidate. Payment of the Scholarship is made in the form of a deduction from tuition fees and accommodation expenses at the start of the academic session; and by cheques at regular intervals throughout the academic year to pay for food, transport and daily expenses. If you advise potential sponsorship organisations of your scholarship application it may assist you in obtaining further funding from them.

 Travel expenses* (You will need to calculate the cost of your travel to and from the UK as well as the cost for the student visa)

MSc Project costs*  (You will need to calculate the costs of your project if you choose to conduct an MSc project overseas. Candidates are not required to write a dissertation that requires travelling).

£34,650* TOTAL (*plus travel and project costs)


Candidates must be able to obtain additional funds needed to cover living costs and other expenses associated with their studies. You are responsible for finding the funding to cover these additional expenses. The amount needed will vary considerably depending on the circumstances of each individual candidate.

Estimated fees and expenses for the year without the Scholarship are as follows:

  • Estimated expenses for MSc applicants for 1 year
  • £18,850 Tuition fee for overseas students in 2018-2019 AY
  • £800 Initial expenses (warm clothes for winter, student supplies, etc.)
  • £15,000 Accommodation, food, public transport and other daily expenses


Obtaining a UK Visa, often involves a long process and you will need to give yourself at least three months before the start of the course to obtain a visa. In the event that a successful scholarship candidate is unable to obtain a UK visa on time before the start of the degree programme, the scholarship will not be reserved for them for the following academic year. They will have to reapply.


Take Note  

Please see the guidelines and application procedures (PDF) 

African Graduate Scholarship Application Form (word doc)

Please submit your application and supporting documentation by the 27th of April, 2018

Contact information

Alison Gilry UCL Institute for Global Health 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH Email: igh.prospective@ucl.ac.uk  Telephone: +44 (0) 207 905 2707

For more information visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/igh/study/fees-funding

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