AHRI/UCL PhD Studentship for South Africans 2021-22 (Funded)

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Applications are open for the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and University College London (UCL) PhD Studentship 2021 – 2022.

This opportunity is to help South African students undertake a PhD at UCL. It is funded by UCL’s Global Engagement Office and is open to applicants who permanently reside in South Africa.

The proposed PhD research must be in the field of Medical Sciences and/or Population Health. This covers everything from single molecules through to cells and tissues to whole organisms and animal and human populations for improved human health and wellbeing worldwide.

During this program, students will spend most of their time in South Africa, conducting their research at AHRI. While in London, students will be expected to attend seminars, postgraduate club meetings, and other UCL doctoral students’ events.

Location: UK & South Africa
Duration: 3 years

The Scholarship covers

  • All fees for a three-year doctorate at UCL per year.
  • UCL Bench fees.
  • Support for Durban living costs for two years.
  • Two round-trip economy airfares to and from South Africa to the UK.
  • Support for reasonable London living costs for up to one year.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be domiciled in South Africa at the time of application.
  • Hold a letter of recommendation from a proposed supervisor at UCL
  • Be working with AHRI already or hold an approved letter of support to complete a PhD at AHRI
  • Be willing to stay in London for up to one year during their PhD studies.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application Process

Applicants should complete the AHRI/UCL PhD Studentship Application form in detail and upload the following documents:

  • A copy of their academic CV.
  • Letter of recommendation from their proposed supervisor at AHRI.
  • Letter of recommendation from their proposed supervisor at UCL.
  • Certified copies of their academic transcripts and original certificates.
Deadline: May 28, 2021

For more information and application, visit the official site.