International Master Fellowships for International students to study in UK are now open. Scholarship in UK for international students is offered by the Wellcome organization which supports international students with International Masters Fellowships. Applicants from low- and middle-income countries are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Scholarships in UK.

Wellcome UK Scholarship will support the postgraduate degrees for international students to study in UK. Applicants can apply in the research related to Basic, Clinical, and Public Health fields and fully funded scholarship support through Wellcome International Masters Fellowships scheme 2021. Welcome UK Scholarship is offering a bright opportunity for research-oriented students from national of low- and middle-income countries to pursue their higher research and study abroad. Master Scholarship 2021.

Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we’re taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

Brief Description

  • Organization:  Welcome UK Scholarship 2021
  • University: Research Organizations
  • Department: Basic, Clinical and Public Health
  • Course Level: Postgraduate Degrees
  • Award: Full-Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Low- or middle-income countries
  • Deadline: 24 August 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to study abroad or their own countries through Wellcome UK Scholarship 2021, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Applicant must be a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • Students proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country 
  • Applicants must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country apart from mainland China.
  • Students must hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject 
  • be at an early stage in a career with limited research experience (but the applicant must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).

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Fields of Study

Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we’re taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate. Applicants can apply for the fully funded scholarship support in the following health related research fields

  • Basic
  • Clinical
  • Public Health

Important Requirements

Applicants must be based at an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country for the research project. When Applicants host organization submits Applicants application, they must agree to provide the space and resources Applicants will need from the start date through to the end date of the Applicants award.


Applicants must have a sponsor who is a head of the department or equivalent (for example center director or head of school) in the Applicants host organization.

The sponsor must be able to guarantee that Applicants will have a post for the duration of the fellowship. The sponsor should not expect Applicants to spend more than eight hours a week on non-research activities (for example clinical duties, teaching or administration).

Applicants’ sponsor’s support and mentorship should be part of a longer-term commitment to help Applicants achieve applicant`s career aspirations.


Applicants must have a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of applicant`s research project. Applicants should also have additional supervisors for each period that Applicants spend outside Applicants host organisation, including applicants taught course. They must agree to provide the space and resources applicants will need.

Applicants should give careful thought to applicant’s choice of supervisor(s). 

A supervisor should:

  • have an ongoing research programme
  • have a strong track record in research, training and mentorship
  • provide Applicants with guidance during the application process and fellowship.

Applicants can nominate applicant`s sponsor as a supervisor, if appropriate.

How to Apply

Eligible and interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the fully funded scholarships to study abroad through International Master`s Fellowships by following the given procedure;

Step 1;

Please read the “Eligibility Criteria” section above before application to prepare and submit the competitive applications.

Step 2;

Applicants are also encouraged to contact their research office at their host organization as early as possible in the application process. They should be able to advise applicants on:

  • how to structure application, including the budget 
  • what information is needed to support applicants` proposal 
  • how much time applicant`s host organization will need to approve applicant application after applicant submit it. 

You can also get some tips to help you write a Wellcome grant application and guidance on using Grant Tracker.

Step 3;

Log in to our online application system Grant Tracker. Do this at an early stage so that you can familiarize yourself with the system.

Applicant can view a PDF version of the online form here: Sample full application form for International Master’s Fellowships [PDF 353KB]

Applicant must complete every section of the form. Applicant`s sponsor and supervisor will need to complete some of the sections. 

Step 4;

When applicants have completed the form, submit it to host organization. A person at host organization with the role of ‘authorised organizational approver’ will get an automated email from Wellcome asking them to review and submit the application.

Documents Required

  • Identity Proof
  • Educational Documents
  • Research Proposal
  • Others if any


  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel costs
  • Tuition fee

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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