Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 for South Africans

This is to inform you that the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans 2022 Applications are ongoing. You will find all the necessary details below on how to apply, eligibility, requirements, deadline, award value, and more.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the 2022 Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans. Interested applicants ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

The scholarship is administered via AHRI and is for applicants whose academic background and interests are aligned with the programs 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.


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.


The candidate:

  • 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 will need to be in London to start their chosen course in September 2022.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application for Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans

What follows is how to apply for the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans 2022 Application:

Application form guidelines:

  • Personal statement: You are requested to complete a ‘Personal statement” which allows you to express your motivations and suitability for the program you are applying to. There is a 1000-word limit for the personal statement.
  • 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. 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, use an academic or professional one rather than a personal one, e.g. rather than
  • The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study: See below a list of UCL’s Masters courses related to AHRI’s research areas. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Global Health and Development MSc
    • Health and Society: Social Epidemiology MSc
    • Health Economics and Decision Science MSc
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Data analytics
    • Health data science (CODING)
    • Health Psychology MSc
    • Infancy and Early Childhood Development MSc
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Medicine MScs (includes Infection and Immunity)
    • Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health MSc
    • Population Health MSc (USA, Japan, Europe)
    • Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine MSc
    • Reproductive Science and Women’s Health MSc
    • Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Women’s Health MSc

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.

Complete the online AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship application form and provide a copy of your academic transcript  and CV The application deadline is 5pm on Friday, 01 April 2022.

Deadline – Last day to Apply

Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans Application Deadline: The closing date for this opportunity is on April 1, 2022

Official Links

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship for South Africans 2022

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