The Immunology and Inflammation MSc Scholarship for students of Black heritages

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate taught

  • Value

    Home tuition fees and maintenance stipend at the UKRI rate

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    26/05/2023 Closed

  • Additional information

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Immunology and Inflammation

Eligibility criteria

The Department of Immunology and Inflammation is pleased to offer ‘The Immunology and Inflammation MSc Scholarship for students of Black heritages’. The scholarship is to support Black British students wishing to study Immunology and related fields. 

You must meet all the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:  

1. Identify as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups:

  • Black or Black British - Caribbean
  • Black or Black British - African
  • Mixed - White and Black Caribbean
  • Mixed - White and Black African
  • Other Black background
2. Must be assessed as a Home fee paying applicant

3. Have received a place-offer for the MSc Immunology programme

Please check your eligibility before making an application. Awards may be withdrawn if we later become aware successful scholars have not met eligibility criteria or have provided false information. 

Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Application process

1. Complete an application to the Presidential Scholarship for Students of Black Heritage by 11:59pm (local time) on Friday 26 May 2023. Please note that through this submission you will also be considered for the Presidential Scholarship for Students of Black Heritage. The application form can be found by clicking on this link.

2. In early June eligible candidates will be assessed by the department and asked to complete a personal statement. As part of the application you will be asked to submit a personal statement of no more than 700 words explaining:

a) Why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies. 

b) How it would help you to achieve your academic goals.  

c) How your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society.  

d) What achievements, academically and personally, are you most proud of? This could include overcoming a challenging personal circumstance. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions; we are keen to hear your personal story.  

The shortlisted candidate will be interviewed in mid to late June and the successful candidate notified by the end of July. 

Additional information

The Scholarship is a fully funded programme to support Black British students covering their MSc fees as a Home-applicant and providing a maintenance stipend of £19,668 (or the UKRI minimum stipend rate for 2023/4) for the duration of the course. Also included in the scholarship is a departmental laptop for the duration of their MSc.


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