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Study-In-London: 2021 Wellcome International Master’s Fellowships For Young Researchers

The 2021 Wellcome International Master’s Fellowships offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

All International Students from Low or Middle-income countries are eligible to apply for Wellcome UK Government Scholarships 2021.

Aspirants who want to undertake their Masters’s Degree from the UK are encouraged to apply. This is the Fully Funded Scholarship for the academic session of 2021-22.

Scholarship Details

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 (MSc) course at a recognised centre of excellence anywhere in the world. 

The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organisation in a low- or middle-income country.

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Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for this Fellowship, candidates need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • You’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • Applicants must hold clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
  • You have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low- or middle-income country apart from mainland China.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Wellcome International Master’s Fellowships 2021 in UK for International Students is a Full Free Scholarship. A total award of £120,000 will be given to selected student. Detail of the scholarship coverage is given below:

  • Approved Tuition Fees
  • A stipend of £16,000 / Year (outside London) or £18,000 / Year (in London) to cover the cost of stipend.
  • Travel expenses will be covered.

Dates

You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. We don’t accept late applications.

April 2021 round

  • Application deadline

    13 April 2021, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    June 2021

August 2021 round

This is the final round.

  • Application deadline

    24 August 2021, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    November 2021

Method of Application

  1. Before you apply

    It’s important to check that your application is competitive. Please read the advice in the ‘Eligibility and suitability’ section above before you apply.

    We encourage you to discuss your application with your sponsor and research supervisor. They will give you advice about the intellectual quality and importance of your project. They will also help you to decide whether it’s the right time for you to apply.

    We also encourage you to contact your research office at your host organisation as early as possible in the application process. They should be able to advise you on:

    • how to structure your application, including the budget 
    • what information is needed to support your proposal 
    • how much time your host organisation will need to approve your application after you submit it. 

    You can also get some tips to help you write a Wellcome grant application and guidance on using Grant Tracker.

  2. Complete your application

    Log in to our online application system Grant Tracker. Do this at an early stage so that you can familiarise yourself with the system.

    You can view a PDF version of the online form here: Sample full application form for International Master’s Fellowships [PDF 353KB]

    You must complete every section of the form. Your sponsor and supervisor will need to complete some of the sections. 

  3. Submit your application to your host organization

    When you’ve completed the form, submit it to your host organisation. A person at your host organisation with the role of ‘authorised organisational approver’ will get an automated email from Wellcome asking them to review and submit the application.
     
    Make sure you leave enough time for the approver to do this before the deadline. The approver may ask you to make changes to your application.

  4. Host organisation submits your application

    The approver at your host organisation must submit your application to us by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day.
     
    We may take up to four months to consider your full application. We will let you know if you are not eligible. 

  5. Scientific review

    The International Interview Committee will review your application and make the final decision. There are no interviews for these fellowships. If successful, you must take up the fellowship within one year of the award.

Disabled applicants

If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can support you with the application process.

Deadline: April 13, 2021 / August 24, 2021

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