The AHRI MSc scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September 2018 – September 2019 to study for a taught MSc at University College London (UCL). It is targeted at University of KwaZulu-Natal students with a high quality academic record in programmes encompassing the biological, health, population and statistical sciences.


The AHRI MSc scholarship is funded by University College London. This scholarship exists to support graduates of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) who are normally domiciled in South Africa. The scholarship is administered via the Africa Health Research Institute, and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with the programmes of research at AHRI. Applicants will have a high quality academic record. The studentship is particularly targeted to students at UKZN studying programmes encompassing: biological, health, population and statistical sciences. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September 2018 – September 2019 to study for a taught MSc at UCL. One scholarship is available for the year 2018/19.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

The candidate must be normally domiciled in South Africa at the time of application. Applications from South African nationals are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate is expected to make an application to UCL to study for a full time taught MSc for the year 2018/2019. Click this link to review MSc courses available. Suggested courses of study include, but are not restricted to: Global Health and Development, Health Data Science, Health informatics, Population Health, Health and Society: Social Epidemiology, Infection and Immunity

The scholarship offers:

Full UCL tuition fees, a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs, round trip economy airfares to and from the UK, NHS surcharge and Tier 4 visa costs.

How to apply:

Please see the guidelines and application procedures (PDF)

AHRI Scholarship Application Form (Word doc)

Please submit your application and supporting documentation by 5pm on May 11, 2018

Applications together with a scanned copy of your degree transcript should be submitted to:

Note: the subject of the e-mail must read ‘AHRI MSc Studentship Application 2018’

Applicants will be informed of the outcome on Monday 21 May, and the successful applicant will be expected to submit an online application to UCL by Friday 25 May.