Funding your study and scholarship opportunities
The School of Public Health offers some funded and part-funded scholarships and bursaries. For 2017/18 study, the scholarships are listed below with further key information.
Important information on funding your programme of study
Studying and living in London is an incredible experience, with plenty to explore. However, it is vitally important that you ensure you know how you will be able to pay for your tuition fees and organise/apply for any funding well in advance. You will also need to consider your accommodation as early as possible and make sure you are aware of the cost of living in the capital. There are many different types of accommodation to suit your preferences.
There are lots of helpful tips and guidance available to you across the Imperial website about financing your study and preparing for your time with us.
School of Public Health Masters Level Scholarships (2017/18)
The School of Public Health Masters Scholarships are limited and highly competitive. They are primarily awarded based on academic excellence and there are five scholarships available for 2017/18.
There is one scholarship for each of the programmes below and a further fifth scholarship for the best overall applicant from one of the programmes listed below:
The School of Public Health Scholarships are partial awards; they provide a fund to cover the Home/EU tuition fee amount for the year of entry. For 2017/18 this amount will be £10,000.
We use information given in your admissions application form to make decisions about Scholarship awards. Any applicant that applies will need to ensure that their application is completed in full and that they meet all the entry requirements. Scholarship decisions are made based on:
- Academic excellence i.e. verifiable achieved or predicted qualifications, normally a first or equivalent
- Demonstrable work/voluntary experience within chosen field and an articulation of mature contribution/experience gained during this experience
- A very strong personal statement outlining why you have chosen your programme, referring to your overall profile, including achievements to date, career aspirations, research experience, any publications and any experience already gained
- Research experience and publications (if any)
- Strong and supportive references to indicate your excellent academic or relevant employment experience related to your programme
If you wish to be considered for a School level scholarship you will need to have applied and had been made an offer before the end of April 2017. All applicants will be automatically considered before this point. If you apply after this point, it cannot be guaranteed that you will be considered.
If you are offered a scholarship you will need to secure sufficient additional funding to cover your living expenses and the remaining proportion of the overseas fee, if applicable, before enrolling on your course. The award period will commence on the first day of the academic year that you applied for. It may not be deferred.
If applicants receive an alternative scholarship/s or full funding from elsewhere, they will not be eligible for a School of Public Health Masters Scholarships.
Successful awardees of the scholarships will be contacted by June if they have been successful.
2017 EIT Health Doctoral Transition Fellowships
We are pleased to invite Imperial College London PhD/DPhil students to apply for the 2017 EIT Health Doctoral Transition Fellowships. The purpose of the award is to address the innovation-funding gap between completion of the doctoral thesis and obtaining further seed funding.
Successful candidates will be provided with pre-seed fellowship awards to fund accelerated development of the candidates’ discovery research in their first post-doctoral year
- Gold EUR 25,000
- Silver EUR 15,000
- Bronze EUR 10,000
All applicants must be DPhil/PhD students enrolled at Imperial College in their 3rd or 4th year of doctoral training in a field relevant to the objectives of EIT Health in promoting healthy living, active ageing, and improving healthcare. This can include any medical, social, IT or technical research.
How to apply:
To apply please complete the online application form.
You must submit the following documents with your online application form:
- A brief summary (250 words) of the candidate's innovative research idea or discovery (max 250 words)
- A supporting letter or email from the doctoral supervisor detailing excellent progress towards theses submission in 2017, date of completion od doctoral funding, strong support for the applicant, the proposal objectives and (if applicable) confirming approval from the head of department (The applicant must remain with the PhD group or team)
- A copy of the certificate obtained after completion of the quick, fun and easy on-line (UK government) training course on intellectual property
Online application form must be submitted by noon 16 June 2017
For more details on the application call visit the EIT Health website.
Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in the Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases
Infectious diseases remain a major contributor to the global burden of disease, with HIV, malaria, measles, diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infections responsible for over 50% of premature deaths worldwide. However, the availability of resources for interventions is limited in comparison with the scale of the challenges faced.
Based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, this 1 + 3 year PhD training programme will provide inter-disciplinary training in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling and statistics, genetics, evolution and computational methods.
Other Imperial College and external scholarships
There a many other scholarships and funding opportunities available outside of the School and it is worth investing time and energy well in advance to research what is available.
We strongly advise that you research and apply for funding well in advance, in many cases deadlines to apply for funding are at least a year before you plan to join and study on a programme:
The Imperial College Scholarships tool will help you search for a wider range of funding.
There is also a wealth of information to help you seek scholarships and funding on the Imperial study section.
There are also Postgraduate Masters Loans available. If you are a Home student or an EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for the Postgraduate Loan for Master’s study (PGL) of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes. In order to apply and check up to date information please visit the loan for masters study page.