Scholarship FAQs

What funding is available for me? I am [BLANK] national and I have [BLANK] experience. I cannot afford to study without a Scholarship.

Check the relevant (Masters and/or Research) funding tables. If there is no funding applicable to you in those tables, please refer to our other sources of funding pages for ideas. You should also contact your country 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.

Am I eligible to apply for [BLANK] Scholarship?

Specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship are set out in the advert for that particular funding. Scholarship adverts are web page linked from one of the funding tables.

The advert states that the funding is available for those with a Home/EU fee status only – I am an Overseas applicant, could I not cover/fund the difference myself or from a different source?

The advert will confirm and specify if this is acceptable or not. If an eligibility requirement of the scholarship is that the applicant must have Home/EU fee status, then those applicants classified as Overseas (for fee status purposes) cannot apply. However, if the advert states that this funding is open to Home/EU/Overseas (all) applicants but shows only the Home/EU fee rate is covered by the scholarship then Overseas applicants are welcome to apply and must cover the difference in fees themselves or from a different source.

What will my fee status be?

Your fee status will be assessed by the Admissions Team after you have submitted a complete application. The assessment will be made using all the information you provide in your application and on the supporting documents. Further information about how all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK consider fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. Should you have any further questions regarding a fee status or you think your status was assessed incorrectly please contact the Registry.

How do I know what funding is available?

The Scholarships Team administer the School funding web pagesThe pages are updated regularly and new funding opportunities adverts are added as and when each scholarship/funding award is available. Please check the website often to ensure that you are aware of any new funding. The scholarship cycle for each academic year is usually busiest 9-12 months before the start of the School; applicants should be aware, however, that some scholarship deadlines are earlier than this.

The funding tables on the School’s website shows both the funding currently open to application and funding where deadlines have passed. If you are not able to open the clickable link (via the scholarship title) it is likely that the deadline for this has passed and the application process has been closed. The ‘Status’ column on the table will provide further details.

How do I apply?

Each scholarship advert (linked via the School’s website) will set out the application process for that scholarship. Therefore, please make sure you read the details of the funding and if required go to the funder’s website for further information. If the funding is for new applicants, you may also be expected to submit a study application to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, or a partner institution, by a specific a deadline – the advert will explain.

Do I need to apply to a course of study before I apply for funding?

The scholarships advertised on the School funding websites are available to applicants to the School and you will be required to submit a study application to LSHTM. However, some scholarships applications deadlines are set at a very early date in a year, when the School application process has not opened yet. In this case you should submit your scholarships application first and subsequently submit the course application as soon as the School admission process opens (please check the scholarships advert for the relevant deadlines).

None of the funding in the table/s is suitable. Is there any other funding available?

The funding table only shows Scholarships available through the School. Neither table is an exhaustive list of scholarships; there are many sources of funding not linked to the School and for this reason not advertised on the School funding pages. We encourage students to actively search for scholarships and bursaries offered by charities, government agencies, companies and individual benefactors. Please use our Other Sources of Funding page as a starting point for your search and remember that new funding options are added to the table during academic session so review this page on a regular basis.

Can I come and see you to discuss funding opportunities?

All funding opportunities are advertised on the School’s website here (there are no special or additional scholarship available to those who contact us or visit us in person). However, you are always very welcome to visit the Scholarships Team or email us your questions. We are based in the Registry office in Keppel Street building and the opening hours can be found on the Registry website.

When should I start looking for funding?

We encourage all applicants to start looking for funding as soon as you decide to apply to the School as many scholarships have early application deadlines (separate from the study application deadlines) and you will need time to compile all supporting documents needed to submit your funding application. Also, a number of scholarships require applicants to hold an offer of admission for study at the time of application for funding (the scholarship advert will outline this where this is the case).

When is the deadline for scholarships?

There is no single deadline for funding applications. Some scholarships may close for applications as early as September (one year before the start of academic session); others may open and close much later in an admissions cycle. The deadlines are stated on adverts and also on the funding tables. Please be aware that deadlines stated are not negotiable, and are strictly adhered to. Those applicants who have not submitted complete applications (with all necessary supporting information) by the deadline are not likely to have their applications considered for funding.

Can I have feedback on my application?

Due to the large number of applications the Scholarships Team are unable to provide individual feedback. However, wherever a scholarship panel has requested feedback be given to individuals this information will be forwarded to the applicants along with the decision. We have prepared some general information for those who want feedback, which you can find here.