SPH Masters Scholarships
The deadline to apply is Midnight (UK time), Sunday 31 May, 2020
Applications for the School of Public Health scholarships are now closed. Information for applications for 2021/2022 will be released at a later date.
School of Public Health scholarships will cover tuition fees only equal to the cost of a Home or EU student (£12,000). Overseas students will be required to cover the remaining balance of their tuition fees.
Applications for the School of Public Health scholarships need to be made by a separate form, in addition to the full application for admission for the relevant programme of study. You will need to have been made an offer for a School of Public Health programme for 2020/21 entry in order to be considered for a scholarship for the same year of entry. You can apply for one of our programmes via Imperial Apply. If you have applied but not yet been made an offer, your application will be reviewed at the same time.
Please see 'how to apply' below for further information and the application form.
Applications are invited from candidates from the UK, the EU, Overseas and current Imperial College London students who have the potential to become leaders in their field.
Please note that there are other scholarships offered by the Institutes and Departments that make up the Faculty of Medicine. These are separate from the Faculty Master's Scholarships and entail a different application process. For other such scholarships, please see Imperial’s scholarships page.
Please ensure you read our eligibility criteria before making an application.
These awards are open to all students who make an application to the School of Public Health by the deadline for admission to study for a Master's programme, starting in October 2020.
Please note that these awards can only be given to students who are studying a programme run by the School of Public Health. If you are hoping to study a Master's programme run by another faculty, please see a list of other scholarship programmes which you may be eligible for.
It is not essential for applicants to have already received an offer of a place on a programme, but the initial programme application must be made before applying for a scholarship. In order to be awarded the scholarship, an offer must have been made to an applicant.
Applications are accepted from talented candidates from across the world for the School of Public Health Scholarships which will cover tuition fees only. Please see the Fee assessment guidance notes [pdf] if you are unsure of your ordinary resident status.
Need based assessment
We recognise that being able to afford to undertake a Masters degree is a considerable financial commitment and our scholarships hope to offer financial support for those who may not be able to afford the tuition fees.
The application form will ask applicants to outline why they are in 'need' of the scholarship and outline the following:
- Financial income and family situation - please provide some information about your family's financial income and cirumstances
- Interest and motivation - please explain your interest in your chosen subject and motivation in coming to Imperial College London to study on your chosen course
- Achievements and awards - If you have any particular achievements or awards please provide information about them
- Benefits of scholarship - please explain how this scholarship would benefit you
Candidates will need to have applied for their programme of choise and be assessed for entry, in line with entry requirements. As part of the scholarship review process, programme teams will review your application to the programme and consider:
- Academic potential - i.e. 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, highlighting your skills, 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 academic ability or relevant employment experience related to your programme
How to apply
The deadline for the School of Public Health’s Master's Scholarships 2020/21 applications is Sunday 31 May Midnight UK time. In order to be considered for a scholarship, potential candidates will need to do both of the following:
- Apply for a place on a Masters programme run by the School of Public Health
- Complete the School of Public Health's Scholarships online application form
It is not essential to wait for an offer of a place on a programme to be made before applying, but the initial programme application must be made before submitting the scholarship application. To apply for a Master's programme, please use our online admissions system.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have outlined where and how they would significantly benefit from receiving scholarship and deemed by the panel to have the greatest potential to be leaders in their chosen field. This is assessed through the statement of support submitted to outline the ‘need’ in terms of financial support, and your application for the programme outlining your academic potential, professional/research experience and sense of career trajectory.
Once the programme application has been submitted, those who wish to apply for a scholarship should complete our online form. The form will need to be completed in a single session, so please have the following information prepared:
- Financial Income and Family Situation - Please provide some information about your family's financial income and circumstances.
- Interest and Motivation - Please explain your interest in your chosen subject and motivation in coming to Imperial College London to study on your chosen course
- Achievements and Awards - If you have any particular achievements or awards please provide information about them.
- Benefits of Scholarship - Please explain how this scholarship would benefit you.
All candidates will be informed of the decision - successful or not.
Scholarship decisions will be communicated by the end of June 2020.
We will use the references that you provide as part of your course application process. Please do not send references to us directly as we will be unable to accept them. It is not essential that we receive your references in time to consider your scholarship application, although their absence may weaken your application. It is therefore recommended that you contact your referees directly to ask that they respond to your course application reference request so they can be reviewed by the panel when the applications close.
Terms and conditions
When applying for Faculty of Medicine Master's Degree Scholarships, candidates agree to Imperial's terms and conditions regarding scholarships and bursaries.
Please note, the following conditions override the standard Imperial terms and conditions:
- Both part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.
- Home/EU and Overseas/Islands applicants are eligible to apply. However, scholarship funds cover the amount of Home/EU tuition fees only for any successful awardee and applicants would be required to pay the difference towards any remaining fees
- An offer of a place is not required before applying, but candidates must first apply for a Master's programme run by the School of Public Health before applying for a School of Public Health Scholarship.
- Candidates who do not apply through the online scholarship form will not be considered for the School of Public Health Scholarships.
- The decision of the selection panel is final. No appeal process is available.
- Awards cannot be deferred or used to fund non-PGT programmes within the School of Public Health, or programmes run by other faculties or schools at Imperial or elsewhere.
- Your scholarship application will be considered alongside your programme application to understand your full potential on receiving a scholarship.
- The continued payment of a School of Public Health Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression on the programme. Award holders will also be required to maintain a minimum class attendance of 80%.
- School of Public Health Master's Scholarships are non-transferable. If you transfer to another institution or withdraw from the College, any payments due to you will be cancelled.
- Awardees will be required to participate in promotional activities during the course of their studies and allow their image to be used by Imperial for publicity purposes. Such activities may include (but are not limited to) attending recruitment events, discussing their experiences with prospective postgraduate students and producing occasional print or web copy.
If you would like to apply for a School of Public Health Scholarship – please complete the online application form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many scholarships are there?
There are six scholarships for 2020/21 entry available across our Master programmes.
Is there a deadline to apply by?
Scholarships applications open to applicants to apply (via School webpage): Monday 18 May 2020 09.00 UK Time
Scholarships applications close: Sunday 31 May 2020 Midnight UK Time
What does the application process involve?
All applications will be read and assessed by a selection panel of experienced academics.
Scholarships will then be allocated and offers made will be dependent on candidates receiving an offer of a place on a Master’s course in the School of Public Health at Imperial College to start in 2020.
I am in the final year of my undergraduate degree and have not yet received my final grade – can I still apply?
Yes - the application form allows you to specify if your degree has been awarded or if your grade is predicted. There is also space for you to outline all of your module marks to date.
I do not have a First Class undergraduate degree – am I still eligible?
For 2020/21 Scholarships we have introduced a ‘need’ basis assessment to consider applicants and do not expect successful applicants to have received a first class degree. We aim to support students who are in need of financial support and those that demonstrate their academic potential.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have outlined where and how they would significantly benefit from receiving scholarship and deemed by the panel to have the greatest potential to be leaders in their chosen field. This is assessed through the scholarship application form (statement of support submitted to outline the ‘need’ in terms of financial support) and your application for the programme outlining your academic potential, professional/research experience and sense of career trajectory.
Will I need to have an offer of a place on a course before applying for a Faculty of Medicine Master’s Scholarship?
No. However, you must apply for a place on a programme starting October 2020 before applying for the scholarship. You can find information on the SPH scholarship page.
Can I combine a Master's Scholarship with another scholarship or bursary from Imperial College London?
Imperial policy dictates that students can only hold multiple awards if one is for fees and the other is a stipend. As the School of Public Health Master's Scholarships provide an award for fees, you would be permitted to also hold an award for a stipend. You will not be permitted to hold more than one full scholarship.
Can I apply for other types of funding from Imperial College London while applying for the School of Public Health Masters Scholarships?
Yes. You are welcome to apply for other types of funding from Imperial while applying for a School of Public Health Masters Master's Scholarship. However, these scholarships cannot be combined with any other scholarship that covers fees. For further information on this, please see the question above.
By completing the SPH Master’s Scholarships application form will I also be applying for other types of funding from Imperial College?
No. Other scholarship and bursary schemes run by Imperial have different application procedures. Please consult the pages of the different schemes for guidance.
Do I need to send you my references?
No. We will use the references which are sent to the School of Public Health as part of your programme application.
Any further questions?
Please contact a member of the School’s admission team by email if you have any further queries related to Scholarships via firstname.lastname@example.org