International Master’s Fellowships for Students from Low and Middle Income Countries, 2019

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The International Master’s Fellowships 2019 opens for applications for students from Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Masters scholarship in UK.

This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. Before 4 June 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Worth of Award

  • An International Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis.

The support includes:

  • A stipend
  • travel costs (eg outward and return airfares)
  • approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organisation.
  • They support distance learning taught Master’s degrees.

If your stipend is liable for tax in the country you’re based in, you can use the funds to cover the taxed amount.

  • The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master of Science (MSc) course at a recognized centre of excellence anywhere in the world.
  • The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country.


For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master’s or PhD.

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

  • you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • 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.

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.

How to Apply

  • You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).
  • See link below.

Deadline: April 2019 Deadline: April 16, 2019, 17:00 BST. Decision: July 2019

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