Wellcome Trust Masters Degree Scholarships for International Students UK, 2020

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14 April 2020
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Wellcome Trust is inviting applications for masters degree scholarships for international students to study in the UK. A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught master’s course at a recognized center of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.  

The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

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  • An International Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis.
  • The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master of Science (M. Sc) course at a recognized center of excellence anywhere in the world.
  • The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country.
  • An award of £120,000 provides support for:
  • The support includes:
    • A stipend
    • Travel costs (eg outward and return airfares)
    • Approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organization.

They support distance learning taught Master’s degrees. If your stipend is liable for tax in the country you’re based in, you can use the funds to cover the taxed amount.


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia,  Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,  Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius,  Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia,  Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique,  Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,  Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these masters fellowships.
  • The award can be taken in Eligible host institution in low- or middle-income countries (except in India)
  • Entrance Requirements: The trust will consider applications that fall within the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee remit. Applicants should be:
    • You’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
    • Your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
    • You have sponsorship from an eligible host organizations a low- or middle-income country.
    • You must:
      • Hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
      • Be at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).
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