Wellcome Trust International Masters Scholarships at UK Universities in the UK 2020


Wellcome Trust International Masters Scholarships application process at UK Universities in the United Kingdom. Learn the best way to apply for the Wellcome Trust International Masters Scholarships for the academic year 2020/2021, via their Scholarship Portal.

If you are reading this, it means you have heard about the Wellcome Trust International Masters Scholarships 2020.

In this article, we are going to systematically outline the right way to apply for the Wellcome Trust International Masters Scholarships for interested and qualified applicants.

Scholarship Description            

This program upholds the capacity of scientific research in low as well as middle income nations, by providing assistance for junior researchers to get more research experience and a high quality research training at Master’s Degree level.

Research projects should be targeted at understanding as well as controlling diseases (either animal or human) of relevance to local, national or global health. This may include laboratory based molecular analysis of clinical or field samples. However, projects that are focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models won’t normally be considered under this program.

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Available Subjects

All courses offered at the university.

Eligible Nationalities and Benefits

Eligible African Nations: Nigeria, Angola,  Benin, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Mozambique, Congo, Dem. Rep. , Nicaragua, Congo, Rep., Gambia, Djibouti, Botswana, Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Algeria, Madagascar, Cameroon, Malawi, Liberia, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Federation Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey , Uganda, Ukraine,  Rep. Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,  Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Micronesia, Dominican Republic, Kiribati, Arab Rep., Malaysia, El Salvador, Fiji, The Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Islamic Rep. Iraq, Kyrgyz, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Haiti, Korea, Dem Rep., India, Kosovo, Lithuania, Maldives, Ecuador, Marshall Islands, Republic Lao PDR, Mexico, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mayotte, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. ,Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syrian, Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB Vietnam,  West Bank and Gaza Yemen.

Benefits: £120,000 which will include salary, studentship allowance, fees and research costs.

Duration: This fellowship normally offer up to 30 months’ assistance. A duration of twelve (12) months should be committed normally to undertaking a taught Master’s course at a recognized center of excellence, combined with up to eighteen (18) months to undertake a research project.


Interested applicantshould apply if you:

  • Are a from a low or middle income nation.
  • Have a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a subject that is related to tropical medicine or public health.
  • Are at an early stage in your career with low research experience (but you must have a shown aptitude for, or interest in, research).
  • Have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low or middle income nation.
  • Have a proposal for research that is within our tropical medicine and public health remit.

ApplicantCANNOT apply if they are:

  • Planning to be based in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or any other high income nation (although your taught course can be anywhere in the world).
  • A researcher in India (Check instead for the Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance).
  • Currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship program.

Selection Criteria: 

  • the importance and quality of your research question(s)
  • the feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • the suitability of your choice of research environments
  • The suitability of the taught Master’s course you select – it should take place at a recognized center of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

How to Apply

Visit the link below.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details


The deadline for the scholarship award application is 1 September 2020, 17:00 BST. Applicants should ensure they submit their applications on or before the specified date/time.