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The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is offering a number of bursaries and scholarships to support students with the financial commitments of postgraduate study.

New Scholarships Available now! Find out more below. 

 

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The IoPPN is ranked 2nd in the world for Psychiatry and Psychology (US News, Best Global Universities), and we are the largest centre in Europe for research in this area, offering a broad range of master's courses, taught by world-leading academics and clinicians, and housed in world-class facilities.

At the IoPPN, we offer a truly interdisciplinary environment, with a history of excellence in research and education in the field spanning over 70 years. Our students benefit from outstanding clinical placements and superb networking, mentoring and career development opportunities. 

We welcome a diverse and vibrant community of students from all over the world, and we invite you to join us. 

Available scholarships 

 

New 2018 NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Postgraduate Taught Scholarships for our Home students. Available now! Find out more below.

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is offering 10 new MSc scholarships for Home students applying for 2018 entry, working towards developing and building expertise in mental health in the UK. 

What is the value of the award?

10 scholarships at a value of £2,000 each

Am I eligible?

These awards are open to UK applicants only.

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Have applied to one of the following full-time MSc programmes at King’s College London, and be due to commence their course in September 2018:
    • Addiction Studies
    • Affective Disorders
    • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    • Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences
    • Clinical Neuropsychiatry
    • Clinical Neuroscience
    • Early Intervention in Psychosis
    • Family Therapy
    • Forensic Mental Health
    • Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Global Mental Health
    • Health Psychology
    • Master of Science in International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS)
    • Mental Health Studies
    • Neuroimaging
    • Neuroscience
    • Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology
    • Psychiatric Research
    • War & Psychiatry
  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the MSc programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • You must not already hold an MSc or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Students who already hold a master’s degree or higher are not eligible for this funding but students who have undertaken prior postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications are eligible.

How do I apply?

  •  You must submit an online admissions application for one of the above MSc courses. Once you have applied for your chosen MSc course, you will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • If you have already applied for one of application for one of the above MSc courses, your application will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.
  • Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship.

What is the assessment criteria?

 You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)

What is the deadline for applications?

 The deadline for applications is Friday 15th June 2018.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

 Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by Monday 2nd July 2018.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

For general queries about the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Postgraduate Taught Scholarships, please contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk

New 2018 Division of Academic Psychiatry Postgraduate Taught Scholarships Available now! Find out more below

The Division of Academic Psychiatry is delighted to announce 5 new MSc scholarships for students applying for 2018 entry to one of the Division’s programmes.

What is the value of the award?

5 scholarships at a value of £2,000 each

Am I eligible?

These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants.

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Have applied to one of the following full-time MSc programmes at King’s College London, and be due to commence their course in September 2018:
    • Addiction Studies
    • Affective Disorders
    • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    • Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences
    • Clinical Neuropsychiatry
    • Early Intervention in Psychosis
    • Family Therapy
    • Forensic Mental Health
    • Master of Science in International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS)
    • Mental Health Studies
    • Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology
    • Psychiatric Research
    • War & Psychiatry
  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the MSc programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • You must not already hold an MSc or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Students who already hold a master’s degree or higher are not eligible for this funding but students who have undertaken prior postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications are eligible.

 

How do I apply?

  • You must submit an online admissions application for one of the above MSc courses. Once you have applied for your chosen MSc course, you will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • If you have already applied for one of application for one of the above MSc courses, your application will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.
  • Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship.

 

What is the assessment criteria?

You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)

 

What is the deadline for applications?

 The deadline for applications is Friday 15th June 2018.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

 

Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by Monday 2nd July 2018.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

For general queries about the Division of Academic Psychiatry Postgraduate Taught Scholarships, please contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk

 

New 2018 Division of Neuroscience Postgraduate Taught Scholarships Available now! Find out more below.

The Division of Neuroscience is delighted to announce 5 new MSc scholarships for students applying for 2018 entry to one of the Division’s programmes.

What is the value of the award?

5 scholarships at a value of £2,000 each

Am I eligible?

These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants.

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Have applied to one of the following full-time MSc programmes at King’s College London, and be due to commence their course in September 2018:
    • Clinical Neuroscience
    • Neuroscience
    • Neuroimaging
  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the MSc programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • You must not already hold an MSc or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Students who already hold a master’s degree or higher are not eligible for this funding but students who have undertaken prior postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications are eligible.

How do I apply?

  •  You must submit an online admissions application for one of the above MSc courses. Once you have applied for your chosen MSc course, you will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • If you have already applied for one of application for one of the above MSc courses, your application will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.
  • Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship.

What is the assessment criteria?

You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications is Friday 15th June 2018.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by Monday 2nd July 2018.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

For general queries about the Division of Neuroscience Postgraduate Taught Scholarships, please contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk

The Dean's Scholarships 

The Dean's Scholarships

The IoPPN is delighted to announce 12 new MSc scholarships for students applying for 2018 entry.

What is the value of the award? 

  • 10 scholarships at a value of £1,000 each 
  • 2 scholarships at a value of £5,000 each 

Am I eligible? 

These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants.

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the MSc programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • You must not already hold an MSc or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Students who already hold a master’s degree or higher are not eligible for this funding but students who have undertaken prior postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications are eligible. 

How do I apply?

You must submit an online admissions application for one of the above MSc courses. Once you have applied for your chosen MSc course, you will automatically be entered into the competition process.

You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship. 

What is the assessment criteria?

You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 March 2018. 

When will I know the outcome of my application? 

Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 13 April 2018. 

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

For general queries about The Dean's Scholarships, please contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk 

 

King's IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship 2018

Applications are accepted from 1 Feb 2018. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018. 

Available for: Full-time Home/EU fee status students undertaking masters and PhD programmes in the IoPPN, starting in Sept 2018.

Each student will receive a £20,000 scholarship, for the duration of their studies, per year.

Deadline: 31 July 2018

The King’s IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship was established in January 2017, through a generous philanthropic donation, to support masters and PhD scholarships at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

The scholarships are aimed at encouraging current King's MBBS students and GKT Medical School Alumni to pursue research in the area of mental health and neurosciences. This scholarship will be awarded based on merit. 

Find out more about this scholarship and apply

 

Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology 

Actress Nicole Kidman is proud to establish, with King’s College London, the ‘Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology’ in honour of her late father Dr Antony Kidman. 

Available for: Students undertaking the Health Psychology MSc 

The scholarship will be worth £10,000, available as either a cash bursary or a contribution towards tuition fees to one student per year. 

Dr Kidman was an Australian psychologist, biochemist and writer. He was a faculty member of the University of Technology, Sydney for more than 43 years until his death in September 2014. Dr Kidman established the Health Psychology Unit at the University of Technology in 1985. In 2005, Dr Kidman was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to clinical psychology. His academic achievements include 154 journal articles and nine books as well as regular presentations at conferences internationally.

Find out more about this scholarship and apply 

 

Continue at King’s: IoPPN scholarships for King's BSc Psychology students.

The IoPPN is delighted to announce 10 new MSc scholarships for our graduating BSc Psychology students applying for 2018 entry to one of our IoPPN postgraduate taught programmes.

What is the value of the award?

10 scholarships at a value of £2,000 which will be paid via an internal transfer within the university to offset the course fees.

Am I eligible?

These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants who will have graduated from our King’s College London BSc Psychology course in 2018. 

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

Have applied to one of the following full-time MSc programmes at the IoPPN, and be due to commence their course in September 2018:

    • Addiction Studies
    • Affective Disorders
    • Applied Neuroscience (distance learning)
    • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    • Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences
    • Clinical Neuropsychiatry
    • Clinical Neuroscience
    • Early Intervention in Psychosis
    • Family Therapy (including GradCert) 
    • Forensic Mental Health
    • Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Global Mental Health
    • Health Psychology
    • International Programme in Addiction Studies (distance learning)
    • Mental Health Studies
    • Neuroimaging
    • Neuroscience
    • Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology
    • Psychiatric Research
    • Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health (distance learning)
    • War & Psychiatry

As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.

How do I apply?

  • You must submit an online admissions application for one of the above MSc courses. Once you have applied for your chosen MSc course, you will automatically be entered into the competition process.
  • You must send an email to ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk confirming you have applied to one of our MSc courses, indicating the course to which you have applied. 
  • You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.
  • Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship.
  • You may apply to both the IoPPN Dean’s scholarship and the Continue at King’s scholarship schemes but it will not be possible to hold both scholarships.

What is the assessment criteria?

You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to our programme and consideration for a scholarship is Friday 30 March 2018.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 13 April 2018.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

For general queries about The Continue at King’s Scholarships, please contact ioppn.educationsupport@kcl.ac.uk

 

KCL Psychology Department Scholarships for Overseas Students –
MSc Health Psychology

The Department of Psychology of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London is delighted to announce the new KCL Psychology Department Scholarships for Overseas Students of the MSc Health Psychology.

What is the value of the award?

4 scholarships at a value of £2,500 each to help with tuition fees

Am I eligible?

Applicants must fulfil all of the following requirements:

These awards are open to all international / overseas applicants (not UK/EU) who:

  • Have applied for the MSc Health Psychology at King’s College London, and are due to commence their course in September 2018.
  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the MSc programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • You must not already hold an MSc or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Students who already hold a master’s degree or higher are not eligible for this funding but students who have undertaken prior postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications are eligible.

How do I apply?

You must submit an online admissions application for the MSc Health Psychology to start the course in 2018. You will then automatically be entered into the competition process.

You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ in order to be considered for funding. To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the course applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores.

What are the assessment criteria?

  • You will be assessed on the strength of your application including:
  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant clinical and/or work experience 
  • Personal Statement (this is the general statement for the MSc application, not a specific one for the scholarship)

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018.

When will I know the outcome of my application? 

Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by 14 of June 2018.

The amount of the scholarship will be taken off the first invoice for your tuition fees.

The bursary is repayable if the student withdraws from their studies within the first term, until the 31 December 2018.

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS)

Available for: Zambia, Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Uganda, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Swaziland, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Kiribati, Kenya, India, Guyana, Ghana, Cameroon, Bangladesh

The 2018/19 CSSS awards at King's College London are open for the following Master's programmes only:

To apply for these scholarships, you must::

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • By October 2018, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course;
  • Be willing to confirm that you will return to your home country as soon as the period of study is complete
  • Have submitted all the relevant application materials, as indicated in the Application Procedure below, by the stated application deadline.

Applications may be submitted
from
 17-Feb-2018 until 31-Mar-2018

Find out more about the scholarships and apply

 

Johnson and Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarship

Johnson & Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarship 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering up to four Johnson and Johnson scholarships to students accepted onto the 2018-19 MSc Global Mental Health course.

Award amount

Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a stipend £16,730 and an allowance of £500.00 for MSc project expenses. 

Find out more about the scholarships and apply

 

The Peter McGuffin & Anne Farmer Prize Scholarships

The Peter McGuffin Prize Scholarships

This scholarship is now available to support students who want to develop their research skills and learn about Genes, Environment and Development in an interdisciplinary environment informed by cutting edge science. 

The award will help support the successful applicant to pay their fees so that they can undertake the MSc Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry course which will equip them for a role in research or academia.

Award amount

A) Half the full fees  for a home/EU scholar (i.e. £4,950 paid via an internal transfer within the university) 
     or
B) the same amount towards the international fee (i.e. £4,950 paid via an internal transfer within the university). If international, the scholarship holder will still need to meet the difference in fees personally or from another award. 

Find out more about this scholarship and apply 

The Anne Farmer Prize Scholarship

This scholarship is now available to support students who want to develop their research skills and learn about Genes, Environment & Development in an interdisciplinary environment informed by cutting edge science. 

The award will help support the successful applicant to pay their fees so that they can undertake the MSc Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry course which will equip them for a role in research or academia.

Award amount

A) Half the full fees for a home/EU scholar (ie £4,950 paid via an internal transfer within the university)

  or

B) the same amount (i.e. £4,950) towards fees covered via an internal transfer within the university for an international student who would need to meet the difference in fees personally or from another award.

Find out more about this scholarship and apply

 

You can also look at our alternative guide to funding to find out about more opportunities to help you fund your postgraduate studies.

For further guidance on funding, including postgraduate student loans, please take a look at our guidance on finding funding.

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