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Sir Halley Stewart Trust African MSc Palliative Care Scholarship (Fully-funded) 2018 – King’s College London

Applications are invited for this new scholarship to enable a high calibre student from Africa to study for an MSc in Palliative Care at King’s College London commencing January 2018. It is a 1 year full-time course.

Application Deadline: Friday 15th September 2017.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): King’s College London, UK

About the Award: King’s College London is committed to opening doors to excellence for gifted and talented students from all over the world and these scholarships will benefit a student who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable to attend.

Hence King’s College offers this new scholarship opportunity for an African scholar to study at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London 1 MSc scholarship (the “Sir Halley Stewart Scholar”) For entry January 2018

Type: Masters

Eligibility: The MSc in Palliative Care is open to doctors, nurses, and health and social care professionals working with patients with advanced disease, or relevant health or social scientists who have an upper second class honours degree or equivalent. To apply for the scholarship you must fulfil all the following criteria:

  1. You must have a first degree in medicine, nursing, allied health professions, life sciences, social sciences or other related subject awarded by a United Kingdom university or a recognised overseas university.
  2. You must be currently working in palliative care or palliative medicine in Africa – in clinical or social care, in practice or research.
  3. You must be able to achieve the English Language test standards required by King’s College London. This is currently assessed using IELTS scores, and a satisfactory score is 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all four skills.
  4. You must be a citizen of an African country and currently resident in Africa.
  5. There is no known reason why you should not be eligible for a UK student Visa. Students who have previously attended for the PG Certificate or PG Diploma are also eligible to apply for funding to complete the MSc.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:  The scholarship will fund the course tuition fees, travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Duration of Program: 1 year

How to Apply: Please send the following:

  • Your CV (maximum 6 pages)
  • A letter of support from your current employer.
  • Personal statement (maximum 800 words) in support of your application, explaining your reasons for applying, what you hope to gain from the programme of study, your personal plans to improve the status of palliative care in Africa if you are successful in securing a scholarship, and your ability to complete the programme of study.
  • 2 references

MSc candidates must also apply online here: https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/. Please select the MSc course ‘Palliative Care’ and not ‘Palliative Care- Nursing’, as this is a different course. You must select ‘full time’, as all non-EU overseas MSc students have to study the course full time and stay in the UK for the duration of the course due to visa regulations.

Please send these documents by email to the following staff:
For MSc applications:
Charlotte Wood
Executive Assistant to Professor Richard Harding
Tel +44 207 848 5535
Fax +44 207 848 5517
Email [email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: King’s College London, UK

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