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Masters Scholarship by Wellcome

Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive.

We support researchers, we take on big health challenges, we campaign for better science, and we help everyone get involved with science and health research.

We are a politically and financially independent foundation

This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level


Aim and Benefits

£120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

List of Courses for Masters Scholarship

Requirments for Scholarship Masters Qualification

You can apply for an International Master's Fellowship if:

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).

Your research proposal

Your research proposal should be within our science remit and focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.

When we consider your application, we'll look at the:

  • quality and importance of your research question(s)
  • feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • suitability of your choice of research environments
  • suitability of the taught Master of Science (MSc) course you select – it should take place at a recognised centre of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

Interview date, Process and Venue

August 2019 round

The application form will be available on WTGT late May 2019.

  • Application deadline

    30 August 2019, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    November 2019

Application Deadline

August 30, 2019 .

How to apply

  1. Submit your application

    You must submit your application through Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab).

    Submit it to the 'authorised organisational approver' at your host organisation for approval. Make sure you leave enough time for the approver to review and submit your application before the deadline. The approver may ask you to make changes to your application.

    View the Sample full application form for International Master's Fellowships [PDF 289KB]

  2. Host organisation reviews your application and submits it to us

    Your application must be submitted 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.

  3. 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.


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

Interested and qualified? Go to Wellcome on to apply

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