Fully-funded AHRI/UCL PhD Studentship Award for South African Students at Africa Health Research Institute 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on January 5, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Health Studies, Medicine
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    South Africa
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected] 

For the academic year 2023-2024, two Ph.D. students from South Africa will be awarded for the AHRI/UCL Ph.D. Studentship Award which covers the student’s educational fees, travels cost, and living allowance at the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity.

The Institute for Worldwide Health changes lives across the world. They work in this present reality, collaborating with networks for solutions. As an Institute they execute a cross-disciplinary initiative to give innovative, serviceable answers for worldwide health issues which are reflected through their research and teaching. Uniformity, variety, and inclusion are vital to their way to deal with teaching, research, and beyond.

About the UCL/AHRI MSc Scholarship

This scholarship is a singular honor for the UK scholastic year from September 2023 to September 2024. It is subsidized by UCL’s Worldwide Commitment Office. The scholarship is administered through Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and is for candidates whose academic foundation and interests are lined up with the projects of research at the Africa Health Research Institute.

The opportunity is available to candidates who are a citizen of South Africa. Candidates should have a top-notch academic record to be considered for the studentship award. Candidates will go through a serious round of determination at AHRI and the fruitful candidate will be nominated to go through to the UCL choice. Application for acknowledgment onto an MSc showed course is discrete, and the Africa Health Research Institute nominee will be directed through this cycle.

The proposed Ph.D. research should be in the field of Medical Sciences and/or Global Health Studie. This covers everything from single atoms through to cells and tissues to entire creatures and organisms and human populaces for work on human health and wellbeing around the world.

Students will be supposed to invest the vast majority of their energy in South Africa, conducting their research journey at AHRI. While in London, students will be supposed to go to seminars, postgraduate club meetings, and other UCL doctoral students’ occasions.

About Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

Africa Health Research Institute’s vision is the ideal health and prosperity of the under-resourced populace. Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is an independent, transdisciplinary logical research institute based across two grounds in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa.

AHRI’s research combines populace, fundamental and translational, clinical and social sciences to understand and intervene in the health and prosperity of South African people group. AHRI works in association with neighborhood networks and South African scholar, administrative, and other approach partners and teams up with north of 60 institutions all around the world. AHRI focuses on the training of the up-and-coming age of African researchers.

The work lives of AHRI’s ~500 researchers, students, and staff individuals are driven by our qualities: ubuntu, change, authority, innovation, greatness, and cooperation.

About UCL 

Established in 1826 in the core of London, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with in excess of 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 unique nations. Through a dynamic way to deal with teaching and research, their reality-leading education, inquisitive students, and outstanding staff continually seek after greatness, break limits, and have an effect on genuine issues.

UCL is a different worldwide local area of top-notch education, students, industry links, outer accomplices, and graduated class. Their strong aggregate of individuals and institutions cooperate to investigate additional opportunities. UCL has consistently done things any other way. As the primary English university to advocate inclusivity, variety, and receptiveness, they have never been hesitant to rethink the standards of education and research.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Applicant’s Nationality: South Africa
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Medical Science, Population Health Studies
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition fees, Travel Fees, Living costs, and other benefits
  • Number of Awards: Two
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
  • Renewable: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application, interested applicants must meet the following eligibility to be considered for the scholarship:

  • The applicants must be domiciled in South Africa at the time of their application.
  • Must be holding a letter of recommendation from the proposed supervisor of UCL.
  • Must be working in Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) or holding a letter of support stating the completion of their Ph.D. at AHRI.
  • Must be able to stay in London for a minimum of one year during their Ph.D. research studies. The time can be divided into two periods of six months.
  • Ph.D. women are also encouraged to apply.

Application Process

To apply for the scholarship, eligible students can start their application in an online portal provided by the university. The applicants must be able to complete their application form including their personal and contact details.

The application form will require the following information:

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Educational Attainment
  • Employment History
  • List of Awards, Prizes, and Scholarships achieved
  • Information regarding the Training and Conferences previously attended.
  • Publications
  • Ph.D. Research to be undertaken

Before submitting the application form, the students must read and agree to the terms and conditions and consent to processing their personal information for the purpose of the application completion. Keep in mind that successful students will be expected to participate in the public announcement of the award. This includes the publication of their photos and interviews.

Scholarship Awards 

The Ph.D. Studentship Awards will be providing the following:

  • All education fees for up to three years of Ph.D. Degree at the UCL.
  • Two roundtrip airfares from South Africa to the United Kingdom.
  • Support for Living costs for up to one year in London.
  • UCL Bench Fees
  • Durban Living costs for up to two years.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 2, 2023.

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