The AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship 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 a MSc taught course is separate, and the AHRI nominee will be guided through this process.
- 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 must be in London to start their chosen course in September 2020.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply to the AHRI MSc Scholarship.
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
AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship Application Procedure:
Please complete the online AHRI/UCL Scholarship application form and provide a copy of your *academic transcript by 5pm 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.
Please read our application form guidelines before starting your application:
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:
• Why do you want to undertake the programme or research?
• What are your academic interests?
• Why do you wish to study at UCL?
• What educational experience do you have?
• Do you have any relevant work experience?
• Have you completed any extracurricular and voluntary activities relevant to the programme?
• What are your career aspirations?
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. Please 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 please use an academic or professional one rather than a personal one, e.g. email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org
The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study:
Please see below a list of UCL’s Masters courses related to AHRI’s research areas. This includes but is not limited to:
Medicine MScs (includes Infection and Immunity)
Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
For further information, please contact Aruna Sevakram with ‘AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship’ in the subject header.
*Top photo collage: Greg Lomas and Ben Gilbert, Wellcome