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Terms and conditions for scholarships

General terms and conditions

Below are the general terms and conditions relating to scholarships for prospective students. If you are a current student, please visit our travelling scholarships page.

Please note, you should refer to the additional information and variations to general terms and conditions section at the end of this page for scholarship-specific information.

Admission

By submitting an application for funding:

  • the applicant is confirming that the information provided on their admissions and scholarships applications, and all supporting documents, is true and accurate;
  • the applicant consents to his/her admissions and funding application documents, including uploaded supporting documents and references, being released to the scholarship panel/s; and 
  • the applicant agrees to informing the scholarships team, and where applicable the funding body, immediately of any change in information provided in the application form.

Applicants must satisfy all the conditions stipulated in his/her offer of admission, if shortlisted for this funding.

Applicants must meet LSHTM's minimum English language requirements if shortlisted for the funding.

Funding offer

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by email.

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must email the scholarships team at scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk as soon as possible, and by the deadline date stated on the award letter at the latest. If LSHTM does not receive a response from the award recipient by this date we will assume the nominated candidate is declining this award. Therefore, we will retract our funding offer and make an offer for the same award to the next reserve candidate.

General

Accepting this award constitutes a legal signature that the award recipient acknowledges and agrees to the declaration, and scholarship terms and conditions.

LSHTM and the funding body expect students to adhere to LSHTM’s behavioural guidelines and regulations. Funded students who do not may be at risk of losing their funding. For further information on these guidelines and regulations, please read through the general regulations for students.

General regulations for students

The award recipient must inform the scholarships team immediately of any changes to his/her personal circumstances during the period of support which could affect the award. If an alteration in circumstances occurs and it transpires that excess grant funding has been paid, the award recipient agrees to refund the excess to the institution/funding body.

Funded students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and a good standing towards degree requirements for the duration of their enrolment.

Funds paid to the award recipient once the award has been terminated, or paid in error, or inappropriately, will be reclaimed. The award recipient must understand that the giving of any false information or withholding of relevant information may lead to the termination of any allowance granted and the institution of proceedings for the recovery of any amounts paid by LSHTM/funding body.

Recipients of Bloomsbury, Diana Walford, GSK Future Health Leaders, Jeroen Ensink Memorial, Johnson & Johnson, Lt. Col. Henry Kirkpatrick or Mansfield Aders & Avebury awards/scholarships, agree to write a 250-word student profile for use in LSHTM publications and on the website. They also give consent to LSHTM to announce their name and funding award and to use photographic images of the award recipient/s in their publications and on the website.

Where a scholarship has been made possible by a private gift to LSHTM, the award recipient is expected to:

  • write a short (50-100 word) thank-you letter to the donor; and
  • may be asked to make themselves available to meet with the donor in person.

The Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) will contact the scholarship recipients that are required to do this, and will provide guidance on the suggested content of the thank you letter, and/or identify dates and times for meeting the donor.

Privacy statement

How we use your personal data

In awarding this studentship the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have collected and recorded data about you in connection with administering your application and awarding your studentship.

The legal basis on which we collect and process your data is that you have either provided your consent, it is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation or to perform our responsibilities under an agreement with you, or there is a legitimate interest in us doing so. We have a legitimate interest in administering and delivering our studentship awards and to that extent collect and process personal data of our awardees.

We will process your personal data in the future to administer your studentship and for managing any current and future activities. This includes monitoring your studentship, making relevant payments, contacting you about the progress and status of the studentship and carrying out historical analysis of our studentship process. We will share your data with any relevant funding partners (e.g. any research council for a UKRI funded award, or the Bloomsbury Colleges group for a Bloomsbury Colleges PhD studentship) or directly with the funder (e.g. Janssen Pharmaceutica for the MSc Global Mental Health studentship) as part of managing your studentship. We will keep your data secure and retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The retention period for studentship data is 7 years from the end of funding.

Our Data Protection Policy and your rights

Our studentships are administered through LSHTM. Therefore, for more information about the way in which the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine processes personal data and your rights please see our Data Protection Policy or contact us at dpo@lshtm.ac.uk.

If you are unhappy with the way in which we have handled your personal data, please contact us using the details above. You are also entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office in the UK.

Last updated 07.04.2020

Je-S information

The below in this section applies to BBSRC LIDo DTP Studentships, BBSRC LIDo DTP Tethered Studentships, and ESRC studentships. 

The award recipient agrees to submit research outputs and outcomes using their researchfish account during the researchfish submission window. Find out more about reporting outcome information using Researchfish

Award recipients agree to acknowledge the funding body providing the funds for their research in all publications (including posters). The main funding body's website includes details on what information to include on publications

The award recipient at the very minimum should include the following text:

Example 1:

'This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant numberxxxx].'

Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semicolon, with "and" before the final funder.

Example 2:

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; theNatural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant number aaaa].'

NB: Publications and other forms of media communication, including media appearances, press releases and conferences, must acknowledge the support received from the Research Council, quoting the Training Grant reference number if appropriate.

The award recipient agrees to the research council’s use of the information submitted through Je-S Student Details (the research council’s web-based data collection system). Use of submitted data may include:

  • registration and processing of proposals;
  • operation of grants processing and management information systems;
  • preparation of material for use by reviewers and peer review panels;
  • administration, investigation and review of grant proposals;
  • sharing proposal information on a strictly confidential basis with other funding organisations;
  • to seek contributions to the funding of proposals;
  • statistical analysis in relation to the evaluation of postgraduate training trends;
  • policy and strategy studies;
  • meeting the research council’s obligations for public accountability and the dissemination of information; and
  • making it available on the research council’s web site and other publicly available databases, and in reports, documents and mailing lists.

Data that will be made available on the research councils' websites and other publicly available databases, including Gateway to Research, and in reports, documents and mailing lists will include the following data:

  • student name (for students starting from 2015 onwards);
  • name(s) of the project partner organisations and supervisors;
  • project titles and topics;
  • project summaries;
  • registration and expected submission dates;
  • number of students in particular regions, universities or departments in context of the training grant funding announced; and
  • aggregated information regarding demographics, student numbers, stipend levels, qualifications, age at start, migration levels (from first degree university to another) etc.

The award recipient is aware that they are authorising:

  • Their research organisation to disclose to the research council any information that it requests regarding the progress of their studies, the submission of their thesis (where appropriate), and the completion of their studies.
  • Their research organisation to disclose student contact details to the research councils. This is to allow correspondence from research councils to students. Correspondence is likely to be about funded courses or possibly asking for views about funded postgraduate training. Students may also be invited to events or conferences that the research councils fund.
  • Their research organisation to provide data on equality and diversity to allow the research councils to help assess how effective policies and procedures are in eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equal opportunities. This information may be used anonymously for statistical purposes. It will be treated in confidence and in line with the councils' protection procedures.
  • Their research organisation to provide any such information requested on the research council’s behalf to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) or any other organisation or agency empowered to act on the research council’s behalf or on behalf of the research councils, including UK Shared Business Services (SBS) Ltd.
  • The research council or a third party on behalf of the research council or RCUK, to contact a studentship holder beyond the life of their studentship for evaluation purposes.

The award recipient must inform the scholarships team of any changes to the research, as outlined in their Je-S student abstract, so the necessary amendments can be made on the research councils UK database.

The award recipient must submit their thesis no later than the expected submission date set by the funding body or LSHTM’s expected submission date, whichever of the two comes first.

The award recipient must respond promptly to any requests for information from LSHTM, DTP or funding body.

Additional information and variations

Basia Zaba

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant submitting a study application and being made an offer of admissions for the London-based MSc Demography and Health. Applicants should be aware that preference will be given to prospective students with a demonstrable interest in the field of demographic estimation, or, the demography of low-income countries.

Applicants must satisfy all the conditions stipulated in his/her offer of admission, if shortlisted for this funding.

BBSRC LIDo DTP Studentship

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator.

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must respond to the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator as instructed.

The award recipient must upgrade their registration from MPhil to PhD according to LSHTM’s regulations. It is a requirement that a representative of the DTP be invited to attend an upgrading if required by the DTP Student Research Committee.

The award recipient must respond promptly to any requests for information from LSHTM or the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

This funding is subject to compliance with all terms and conditions set out in the BBSRC research grants guide and the Research Councils UK grant terms and conditions. By applying for this studentship, the applicant has read and agreed to abide by these conditions.

The award recipient agrees to submit research outputs and outcomes using their researchfish account during the researchfish submission window.

BBSRC LIDo DTP Studentship (Tethered)

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator.

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must respond to the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator as instructed.

This funding is subject to compliance with all terms and conditions set out in the BBSRC research grants guide and the Research Councils UK grant terms and conditions. By applying for this studentship, the applicant has read and agreed to abide by these conditions.

The award recipient must upgrade their registration from MPhil to PhD according to LSHTM’s regulations. It is a requirement that a representative of the DTP be invited to attend an upgrading if required by the DTP Student Research Committee.

The BBSRC LIDo programme includes a mandatory three-month 'Professional Internship for PhD Students' (PIPS), by accepting this offer you are agreeing to engage with the process of arranging your placement.

The award recipient must respond promptly to any requests for information from LSHTM or the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Applicants must hold a first degree at either a first or upper second class level, or at a lower second class level plus a masters degree at the time of application.

By submitting an application for funding:

  • the applicant is agreeing to undertake a medical examination if selected by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC);
  • the applicant is confirming that they are a citizen of, or be granted refugee status and permanently and continually resident in one of the following eligible Commonwealth countries; Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vanuata, Zambia;
  • the applicant is confirming they have not undertaken studies lasting one academic year or more in a high income country; 
  • the applicant is confirming they have not worked for one year or more in a high income country; and
  • confirm in writing (via CSCUK application) that neither they nor their families would otherwise be able to pay for study in the UK.

Applicants must also submit an application via the CSCUK online application system. All guidance and details of this are available on the CSCUK website. Following a review of all eligible applications submitted by the deadline, LSHTM will nominate applicants for award. Applicants should note that nomination for award does not in any way guarantee selection or placement.  

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer (placement letter) by the CSC, via LSHTM.

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must return all necessary documentation to the CSC Programme Officer as outlined in the notification of award letter from the CSC.

The award recipient agrees to not book their own flight and to contact LSHTM once the necessary immigration visa has been obtained to organise booking a flight to the UK.

The award recipient must agree to respond to information requests aimed at assisting the evaluation and monitoring of the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme, both whilst on award and following its completion.

Please also refer to the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

By applying to this scholarship, the applicant has read and agreed to abide by these conditions.

The award recipient must return to their country of permanent residence to seek employment, work, or study once the funding award ends.

The award recipient must acknowledge the CSC and the UK government’s financial support (via this award) in their publications, presentations, and posters. For further information students should discuss correct procedure and form for acknowledging a funder with their personal tutor and/or Programme Director.

Please note: CSC does not assess work experience in lieu of this minimum academic qualification. Neither will CSC fund a second UK Master’s degree, unless justification for this is submitted. Please do not apply unless you meet the CSC minimum requirements.

Diana Walford Scholarship

The awardee: 

  • confirms that they will return to their home country after the completion of the scholarship; 
  • will be known as ‘the Diana Walford Scholar’; and 
  • agrees to submit regular reports and meet with Diana Walford if required to do so. 
ESRC

This studentship offer is conditional upon the applicant submitting a research study application to LSHTM should they be successful in the funding application, and satisfying all of the conditions stipulated in his/her offer of admission.

Applicants completing a 1+3 or 2+3 award route which includes an MSc and/or a year at EDSD (European Doctoral School of Demography) must obtain a satisfactory pass rate in order to progress to the +3 funding. A satisfactory pass rate for a year at EDSD is a B/C average. Students on an MSc at LSHTM must obtain at least a pass grade in order to progress.

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must also return the ESRC Acceptance of Award form as soon as possible, and by the deadline date stated on the award letter at the latest.

This funding is subject to compliance with all terms and conditions set out in the ESRC Postgraduate funding guide and the Research Councils UK grant terms and conditions. By applying to this studentship, the applicant has read and agreed to abide by these conditions.

GSK Scholarships for Future Health leaders

Applicants must hold a conditional offer of admission to study an MSc at the time of making an application to the GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders.

Applicants must satisfy all the conditions stipulated in his/her offer of admission, including LSHTM’s minimum English Language Requirements, if shortlisted for this funding.

By submitting an application for funding:

  • be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • the applicant confirms that s/he will return to his/her home country after the completion of the MSc/scholarship;
  • confirm that they would not otherwise be able to pay for the proposed programme of study by submitting the Supplementary Questions Form with tick-box checked; and 
  • the applicant consents to their admissions and funding application documents, including uploaded supporting documents and references, being shared securely with all relevant teams including: the scholarship panel/s; Scholarships, Admissions and Registry teams, programme directors, programme co-directors and taught programme managers/directors, at King’s College, London (KCL), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); and the funder.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate (in their application documentation) the potential to make significant contributions to public health and/or health-related research in Africa.

Award recipients agree to submit regular reports to the funder, as and when required to do so.

The award recipient agrees to submit research outputs and outcomes using their researchfish account during the researchfish submission window. Find out more about using Researchfish on the funding intranet page.

Johnson & Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarships

By submitting an application for funding, the applicant is also confirming that the information in the scholarships supplementary questions form is true and accurate.

Applicants must be nationals of, and ordinarily resident in, one of the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Peru. This list cannot be changed, and is not negotiable, and therefore we are unable to consider applicants from other countries for this particular scholarship scheme.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries (as specified by the Home Office - UKVI) must meet the minimum English Language Requirements for entry on to this course. Applicants short-listed for this funding are required to provide proof of English language profiency by submitting a copy of the relevant test results.

By submitting an application for funding the applicant consents to their admissions and funding application documents, including uploaded supporting documents and references, being shared securely with all relevant teams including: the scholarship panel/s; Scholarships, Admissions and Registry teams, programme directors, programme co-directors and taught programme managers/directors, at King’s College, London (KCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); and the funder. 

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant submitting a study application for MSc Global Mental Health at King’s College, London, and meeting the conditions set out in the offer by the deadline set by KCL.

We expect students to adhere to the behavioural guidelines and regulations of both institutions (KCL & LSHTM). Funded students who do not do so may be at risk of losing their funding. For further information on these guidelines and regulations, please read through the General Regulations for Students.

Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship

To be eligible for a scholarship under this fund, applicants must:

  • have been accepted onto the 2019-20 MSc Public Health for Development course; 
  • have demonstrated a commitment to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and
  • be a citizen of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian countries: Afghanistan; Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Botswana; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Republic of Congo; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Preference will be given to those applicants with experience or interest in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and public health.

LSHTM Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants intending to study on a one-year, full-time, London-based MSc programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2020-21. The eligible MSc programmes of study, for the purpose of this award, are the 16 London-based MSc programmes offered by, and administered by, LSHTM. This scholarship is not available for our distance learning programmes or for our joint programmes with KCL (MSc Global Mental Health) or RVC (MSc One Health; MSc Veterinary Epidemiology).

To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must:

  • be nationals of, and resident in, low to middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank);
  • intend to return to a low to middle income country on completion of their MSc year at LSHTM;
  • confirm in writing that they would not otherwise be able to pay for the proposed programme of study;
  • meet LSHTM’s minimum English language requirements (as required by LSHTM’s Admissions system);
  • hold a first degree at either a first or upper second class equivalency level; and
  • hold an offer of admission for 2020-21 from LSHTM for one of the eligible MSc programmes of study

Applicants are required to submit a complete application for an eligible MSc programme of study and a complete online scholarships application by the funding deadline, as detailed in the scholarship advert. Both the application to study and the scholarship application must be complete by the scholarship deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.

Please note that if you are applying for admission to LSHTM and are accepted, you will be asked to pay a deposit within 28 days. If you are applying for a scholarship at LSHTM, please email the Admissions team within this 28 day period, specifying the name of this scholarship and the expected decision date.  This must be repeated for every scholarship for which you are applying.  The admissions team will then apply an extension to the deposit deadline to match the decision deadline of the scholarship.

Lt-Col Henry Kirkpatrick Scholarship

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant submitting a complete masters study application to study MSc Public Health for Eye Care by the scholarship deadline.

Applicants must satisfy LSHTM’s minimum English Language Requirements by the scholarship deadline.

Applications must be for Full Time mode of study, and assessed as Overseas fee status.

Mansfield Aders & Avebury Memorial Fund

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant having an offer of admission to study MSc Medical Parasitology or MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control.

The student must have been assessed as 'Home' for tuition fee purposes.

MRF AMR PhD Studentship

Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, at least a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant social science subject, and should have training and experience with ethnographic and/or historical methods.

Applicants must be assessed to have Home/EU fee status.

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by e-mail from the Programme Manager at the Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in AMR. 

To accept the offer of funding the successful applicant must respond to the Programme Manager as instructed. 

The award recipient must inform the scholarships team at scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk and the Medical Research Foundation National AMR PhD Training Programme Manager at amrphd-info@bristol.ac.uk immediately of any changes to his/her personal circumstances during the period of support which could affect the award. If an alteration in circumstances occurs and it transpires that excess grant funding has been paid, the award recipient agrees to refund the excess to the institution.

MSc Health Data Science Studentship

To be eligible for a studentship, applicants must have been assessed as having a UK/EU fee status, according to the regulations set out on the UKCISA website; and hold an offer of admission for 2020-21 entry for the London-based (face-to face) MSc Health Data Research programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

To be considered for this funding, applicants must submit an online application for MSc Health Data Science, via the LSHTM admissions portal, along with all necessary supporting documentation, by the scholarship application deadline. There is no separate scholarship application process – all eligible candidates will be considered for this funding.

For scholarship purposes, applications submitted without all the necessary supporting documents are considered incomplete. Any applications for study that do not have all the necessary supporting documents at the scholarship deadline will be considered incomplete and therefore ineligible for this funding. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their references have been submitted by the scholarship closing date.

Please note that if you are applying for admission to LSHTM and are accepted, you will be asked to pay a deposit within 28 days. As you will be automatically considered for a scholarship at LSHTM, please email the Admissions team within this 28 day period, specifying the name of this scholarship and the expected decision date. The Admissions team will then apply an extension to the deposit deadline to match the decision deadline of the scholarship.

The MSc Health Data Research programme directors will assess all applications for suitability for the course. Successful applications (ie those with applicants who will be made an offer of admission) will be considered for the scholarship.

The short-listing and final selection for the scholarship will be made by a scholarships panel. If deemed necessary, the panel may request a short telephone interview with prospective candidates as part of the selection process.

All decisions taken by the committee will be final and there is no provision for appeal.

Please note that if you are successful in obtaining an award, you must agree to abide by the relevant scholarship terms and conditions.

PIC (Population Investigation Committee) Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies

This studentship offer is conditional upon the applicant submitting a complete masters study application to study London-based MSc Demography & Health or MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research by the scholarship deadline.

Residential criteria: Studentships will only be awarded to students who are assessed as having a UK/EU fee status and who meet the residency requirements as defined by ESRC Studentship regulations. These are found on the UKRI website (Annex 1 of the RCUK Training Grant Guide), and are summarised here. All candidates must have settled status in the UK; have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK; and, have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years (not wholly for the purpose of full-time education). Residence in the UK as a full-time student does not automatically qualify non-EU nationals for an award. LSHTM will determine fee status and residency based on the information provided in/with the applications for study and PIC funding.

Academic Criteria: Candidates must have qualifications of the same standard as a good honours degree at first or upper second class level from a UK academic institution. In the majority of cases, candidates will have undertaken an undergraduate course at a recognised UK higher education institution. However, some may have qualifications from outside the UK, or be able to offer a combination of qualifications and/or experience. LSHTM will ascertain whether these qualifications can be equated to an honours degree and at what level, based on the information provided in/with the applications for study and PIC funding. A less-than-sufficient first degree may be enhanced by the attainment of a Master’s degree. If a candidate is applying who has enhanced their degree, enough information should be given to show that this has sufficiently enhanced the candidate’s knowledge to the standard required.

By submitting an application for funding the applicant understands that the decision from the PIC committee is final and there is no appeal against this decision

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by the General Secretary of the PIC.

Accepting this award confirms that you will not receive any other major funding award for the same course.

Funded students must fulfil the schemes objectives and take a minimum of 75% highly demographic course content. 

The award recipient must return a formal assessment of the course upon completion using the assessment form sent by the General Secretary of the PIC. Additionally, award recipients may be asked to provide a copy of their dissertation.

The Social and Ethical Implications of Data-Prompted Ancillary Care Referral Studentship

Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain by summer 2019, a 1st or 2.1 honours undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in social science.

In addition, applicants must have at least 2 years of professional experience in social science research. 

It is crucial that applicants have proven independent research experience. Experience with the following is an advantage: working with a (international) research institution, evidence of (co-)authorship of peer-reviewed publication(s), data management and qualitative analysis skills, quantitative research skills. 

Applicants should expect to be based in South Africa and/or Malawi for the majority of their MPhil/PhD studies. 

Preference will be given to applicants who are resident in southern Africa.

Accepting this award confirms that the award recipient understands that he/she will be based in or around South Africa and/or Malawi for the majority of their research degree programme. 

This studentship is limited to 3 years full-time study, therefore the award recipient is unable to change mode of study. The award recipient is also unable to take an interruption of study (IoS) for reasons other than maternity leave. 

Maternity leave will be considered an IoS and therefore no payments will be made from the studentship for the duration of this IoS. 

Wellcome Trust Masters Studentship Award (MSc Public Health)

To be considered for this studentship funding applicants the applicant must hold an offer of admissions for MSc Public Health (London-based) programme for the coming academic year.

As part of the MSc Public Health programme students undertake an MSc project. Applicants must contact a potential project supervisor at LSHTM by email to discuss options in advance of submitting an application for this studentship.

Candidates will be expected to be planning a career in health-related humanities or social science research. 

As this studentship is competitive, candidates should hold, or be expected to hold by 1 September 2019, qualifications of the same standard as a good honours degree at first or upper second class level from a UK academic institution in a humanities or social science discipline. 

Applicants are also expected to demonstrate experience in health-related humanities or social science research. Applicants can check that they meet this experience requirement by referencing the ESRC's 'social science' discipline list and/or the AHRC's 'humanities' disciplines list.

By submitting an application for funding the applicant confirms they are not receiving any other financial support for their postgraduate studies, and

The studentship is only available to applicants who are assessed as having a UK/EU fee status, according to the regulations set out on the UKCISA website.

A scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant holding an offer of admission for MSc Public Health (London-based) programme of study, and satisfying all of the conditions stipulated in his/her offer of admission.

The award recipient is required to follow a humanities and social science ‘pathway’ through the MSc Public Health.  This includes taking modules in the humanities and social science disciplines and using one or more of these approaches in the MSc project. 

The studentship recipient may be required to submit paperwork (reports etc) to the Wellcome Trust at regular intervals. If these are required the scholarships team or Wellcome Trust will contact the student directly with instructions.

Award recipients agree to acknowledge the funding body providing the funds for their research in all publications (including posters). Information on what information to include on publications can be found on the main funding body's website.

The award recipient at the very minimum should include the below text:

Single grant:

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number].'

Multiple grants and funders:

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number], [grant number]; Cancer Research UK [grant number]; another funder [grant number]; etc.'

Additional information

The research degree regulations and the research degree handbook can be found on the regulatory documents pages.