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When you apply for our programmes, it is important to consider financing of your tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of your programme. There are different possibilities of obtaining financial support.

Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship

Global Health & Social Medicine will be offering one Master’s Award of £9,000 for 2019/20 entry for a full-time student onto one of our programmes.

All students, including those from the UK, EU and overseas, are eligible.

Each of our programmes will identify its top two candidates, based on previous academic performance, relevant experience (where appropriate) and the personal statement indicating reasons for applying to a particular programme

There is no separate application procedure for the scholarship. If you have submitted a complete application by midnight (UK time) on 31 March in the given year, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

A fully completed application includes a complete online application form, and also all supporting documents including personal statements, transcripts, references and IELTS certificates where appropriate.

All materials must have been submitted via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date.

A departmental panel will decide the top candidate and award the scholarship. The successful candidates will be notified by 15 May at the latest in the given year.


Wellcome Award for MSc in Global Health & Social Justice

The MSc in Global Health & Social Justice will award a full scholarship to one student per year, for three years starting in 2019/20. Funded by the Wellcome Trust with additional support from King’s Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP), this scholarship scheme seeks to provide the most promising students from around the world with an opportunity to prepare for a career at the intersections of global health, anthropology, ethics, philosophy and public policy.

This scholarship is open to all applicants to the MSc in Global Health and Social Justice programme; the first will be awarded for entry to the 2019 session.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and degree of motivation and commitment to understanding and addressing global health inequalities. We actively encourage applicants from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) and from groups historically underrepresented in post-graduate programmes to help build a cohort of strong and diverse global health leaders.

To apply for GHSM funding for programmes beginning in September 2019, you must:

1. Submit your application for the programme (see how to apply for graduate study at King's)

2. Receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 15 May 2019.

These scholarships will cover all (UK/EU or international) tuition fees for the MSc Global Health & Social Justice programme. Scholarship recipients will also receive:

1. A stipend for living fees of £17,000.

2. Research allowance for their dissertation (up to £1,500)

3. Funds to support collaborating local research partners (up to £1,000)

The successful student will be expected to coordinate a Global Health Career Pathway Speaker Series (6-8 over the year), for which a fund of £833 will be available to reimburse speakers for their travel costs.


Professor Janet Askham Bursary

Named in honour of Professor Janet Askham, previous Director of the Institute of Gerontology, this £1000 bursary is awarded to a student on one of the Institute of Gerontology programmes, including those on the MA Public Policy & Ageing, MA/MSc Ageing & Society and MSc Gerontology.

All students applying for full-time Institute of Gerontology programmes are eligible, including UK, EU and overseas students. The bursary will be awarded following the same process and based on the same criteria as our other Global Health & Social Medicine scholarships (see above).

Professor Janet Askham was Director of the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London from 1998 to 2004 having helped to set it up in 1986. During her time at King’s she produced groundbreaking work on dementia, carers, family and marriage at older ages, and people from black and ethnic minority groups.  She was a leader in the field of gerontology and held many influential roles including acting as a Scientific Advisor for research on ageing to the Department of Health, helping to establish the Pensions Policy Institute, and was a highly valued colleague.  We are delighted to be able to offer this bursary in her name.

Postgraduate study in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

We combine insights from the natural and medical sciences, social sciences and philosophy to enable students to understand possible solutions to today’s global challenges in order to create a healthy future.

Whether students want to promote responsible biomedical research, address global health inequities or ensure fairness across generations, they are required to consider numerous perspectives in order to succeed.

Our programmes foster thinking across disciplines and national boundaries.

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