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Scholarships from Organisations outside the School

As a general rule it is advisable that, in the first instance, you should contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, which will have details of most schemes and which will be able to advise you of your own government's conditions for studying abroad.

You should check carefully the eligibility criteria for any of the funding organisations below before you apply to them.

Association of Medical Research Charities

AMRC maintains a searchable database of member charities.  The information held in the database provides general details about each member charity, as well as more specific research funding information.  Member charities provide regular updates on their activities. www.amrc.org.uk

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree. Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU). There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Application details, guidelines and dates can be found on the Chevening website.

The British Council

The British Council provides awards for graduate study in both taught programmes and research and are available to candidates resident in most of the 110 countries in which the British Council operates. The scheme is aimed at professionals in the field, which the Council considers especially important in the country concerned.

For further details, you should visit the British Council website for your country. Alternatively, you should apply to your local British Council office. If there is no British Council office in your own country, then contact the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. To find the location of the office closest to you, visit: www.britishcouncil.org/home-contact-worldwide.htm. Enquiries in the UK should be sent to The Director, Development and Training Services, The British Council, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6BB. 

Colt Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation awards Fellowships each year to persons who are qualified in science or medicine who are carrying out research within the area of occupational and environmental health. The Fellowship is normally for three years and the research is expected to lead to a PhD degree. Further details can be found on the foundation's website: www.coltfoundation.org.uk (see 'Students' tab).

Applications from prospective students should include an outline of the proposed research, a CV, a detailed letter of support from the proposed supervisor and the contact details of two referees. The application must be submitted by the student personally and not by their supervisor on their behalf. Fellowships are awarded in competition, and the outline must therefore contain sufficient detail to enable the selection panel to determine that the work has been well-designed, the work is worthwhile and can be completed in the three-year period, and to enable the panel to decide which students should be interviewed.

For further information or queries please email: jackie.douglas@uk.coltgroup.com.

Commonwealth Scholarships (FCO)

The Commonwealth Scholarships programme provides opportunities for Commonwealth students to pursue study at graduate level in other Commonwealth countries. Awards are intended for applicants of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return.

Eligibility requirements and applications information can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission UK website.

Fulbright Commission Scholarships

Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are aimed at US graduate students wishing to study in the UK, in any subject, and provide tuition and maintenance for the first year of study. Application details are available on their website.

The HIV Research Trust Scholarships

Details on the scholarships can be found at: www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk

International Students House (ISH) Residential Scholarships

International Students House and its sister charity International Students Trust provides a range of residential scholarships for students from the developing world. The Residential Scholarship provides free accommodation at ISH for up to one year. Under certain circumstances, this may be extended. Details are available from International Students House

Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP)

Scholarships are available for one year to applicants mainly from developing countries who intend to pursue a career in a development field. Apply via JJ/WBGSP website.

King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

Offers scholarships to outstanding Muslim graduates in the Islamic World to complete their higher education in the most prestigious universities in the world. Applicants must be under forty years of age. Apply to the King Faisal Foundation, Programs & Research Department, P.O. Box 352, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Newton International Fellowship

The Newton International Fellowship scheme will offer support for two years at UK research institutions to the very best early stage post-doctoral
researchers from all over the world. Further details on the fellowship and on how to apply are available on their website.

The Royal Society

The Royal Society runs a series of schemes that enhance the UK science base and fosters collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists. For more information, please visit: www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future PhD/Post-doc Scholarships

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines such as infectious diseases or public health to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.

TARGETcourses Bursary Competition

TARGETcourses is giving away six bursaries of £2,000 each, to help pay course fees. The competition is open to students interested in taking a postgraduate course next year. Students simply complete an entry at targetcourses.co.uk/bursarycompetition no later than 30th June 2013. 

UNESCO Fellowships

The UNESCO Fellowships Programme, through the award and administration of fellowships, study and travel grants, aims to:

Only applications submitted and endorsed by the National Commission of the candidate's country will be examined. The UNESCO Secretariat cannot entertain requests from individuals.  Further information: www.unesco.org

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

Offers awards in the areas of public health, health sciences and postgraduate studies in medicine.

Applicants must apply through their own country of origin usually via the Ministry of Health, or the corresponding national health administration.

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