2013 Scholarships for African Graduates : IGH African Graduate Scholarships
The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge in their specific field. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September-September.
– UCL Institute for Global Health
Field(s) of Study
• Postgraduate programs
What does the scholarship cover?
• The amount awarded will be dependent on the individual candidate.
• Payment of the Scholarship is made in the form of a deduction from tuition fees at the start of the academic session and by cheques in regular intervals throughout the academic year to pay for food, transport and daily expenses.
• Accommodation is also paid by the scholarship.
How many scholarships are given?
• Limited, not stated
Which countries are targeted?
• African countries
Am I Eligible to Apply?
• The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African nation.
The candidate must have applied first and obtained an unconditional offer letter to study a full-time postgraduate programme at the UCL Institute for Global Health for the coming academic year. (Please note: If you have deferred your studies at IGH for more than 2 years, you may be required to make a new UCL application for your degree. Please consult the registry department at UCL regarding this matter.)
REQUIREMENTS for the 2013 Scholarships for African Graduates
Once candidates have been accepted in the IGH Postgraduate programme of their choice and obtained an unconditional offer letter, candidates are required to complete a scholarship application form.
Candidates are required to submit their completed scholarship application forms with the following documentation:
1. Two reference letters. (Preferably one professional and one academic reference). Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper with asignature and must be signed across the seal of the envelope to ensureconfidentiality.
2. A copy of the UCL unconditional offer letter for the relevant academic year that the scholarship is intended for.
3. A current CV.
4. A letter confirming current employment status.
5. Copies of certificates and transcripts for higher education and professional training.
6. A detailed personal statement explaining why the applicant wishes to come and study their chosen programme and how the scholarship funding will assist them in contributing to their specific field.
7. Proof of funding status including evidence that they have applied to other funding bodies for the additional expenses. If any additional funding has been obtained, the applicant must provide evidence of this in the form of a signed letter from the funding organisation stating the additional sponsorship/scholarship amount in sterling. If the funding comes from personal resources, copies of official bank statements showing the balance of funds must be submitted.
8. Candidates must submit their scholarship application to the IGH scholarship committee by the deadline given in the application form.
Application forms can be obtained from and, when completed, should be returned to the following postal address.
Paloma Garcia Paredes
UCL Institute for Global Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
• If submitting your application by email please complete the form on-line in its original format and email it back to the administrator together with the CV, letters, and certificates as one single document.
• Please do not submit individual scanned pages of the application form unless there is a particular page that requires a signature.
• Deadline: May 10th, 2013
How do I get more information?
• Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/igh