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AHRI/UCL MSc Scholarship 2020-2021 in UK

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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 programs of research at AHRI.

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 an MSc taught course is separate, and the AHRI nominee will be guided through this process.

The title of the UCL MSc course you wish to study:

Please see below a list of UCL’s Master’s 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)
  • Pediatrics 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 EpidemiologyWomen’s Health MSc

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a multidisciplinary, independent research institute based across two sites in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Their goal is to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission, and cure of HIV, TB, and related diseases. They also seek ways to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

To achieve this, they bring together leading researchers from different fields, use cutting edge science to improve people’s health, and help to train the next generation of African scientists.

Their research is truly collaborative: they work with over 60 academic and clinical institutions in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa and the world.

AHRI’s major funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Their academic partners are the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and University College London. Apply for the scholarship now!


South Africa


The Scholarship will cover:

  • Full UCL tuition fees for a one-year full-time taught master’s degree
  • A round-trip economy airfare 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 must be in London to start their chosen course in September 2020.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply to the AHRI MSc Scholarship



  • Please complete the online AHRI/UCL Scholarship application form and provide a copy of the academic transcript
  • Please visit the Apply Now link for application form guidelines before starting your application.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

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