The AHRI PhD Studentship is funded by University College London’s Global Engagement Office.  This opportunity will provide potential students with funding to register for a PhD at UCL. The PhD research must be in the field of Life Sciences and/or Population Health. This covers everything from single molecules through to cells and tissues to whole organisms and animal and human populations for improved human health and wellbeing worldwide.

Eligibility and conditions

Applicants must:

  • Be permanently based in South Africa at the time of application.
  • Hold an offer of a PhD place at UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences in the field of Life Sciences and/or Population Health.
  • Be working with AHRI already or have a formally approved offer of work from AHRI.
  • Be willing to stay in London for up to one year during their PhD studies. This time can be split into two periods of six months if required.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful student would be expected to spend the majority of their time in South Africa, conducting their research at AHRI. While in London, he/she will be expected to attend seminars, postgraduate club meetings and other UCL doctoral students’ events.

The PhD will fund:

  • All fees associated with studying for a PhD at UCL
  • Two round-trip economy air fares to and from SA to UK
  • Support for reasonable London living costs for up to one year
  • A monthly stipend for the duration of the award

 How to apply:

 Please complete the AHRI/UCL PhD Fellowship 2019-2020 form in detail and upload the following documents:

  1. Letter of recommendation from your supervisor from AHRI.
  2. Letter of recommendation from your proposed supervisor at UCL.
  3. Copies of your academic qualifications and certificates
  4. Proof of offer from UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

Application deadline is 5pm on Friday, 26 April 2019. 

For further information, please contact Aruna Sevakram via education@ahri.org with ‘AHRI PhD Studentship” in the subject header.