Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship 2024/25

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With great pleasure, the University of Exeter’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences announces the Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2024–2025 academic year. This scholarship aims to assist NHS employees dedicated to expanding their knowledge and skill sets in their chosen disciplines. Up to four scholarships worth £5,000 each are offered to qualifying candidates.

When is Application Deadline:

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024.

Tell Me About the Award:

The Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship is designed to support NHS staff who are passionate about their field of study and have the ambition to lead progressive change within the healthcare sector. The scholarship is available for the following full-time Masters programmes at the University of Exeter:

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  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy
  • MSc Genomic Medicine
  • MSc Health Data Science
  • MSc Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • MSc Health Research Methods
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MSc by Research Medical Imaging
  • MSc by Research Medical Studies

Please note that the MSc Extreme Medicine, PgCert/PgDip, and (online) programmes are not eligible for this scholarship.


Postgraduate scholarship

Who can Apply?

You can apply for this award if you:

• are an NHS staff member; and
• already hold an offer to study an eligible full time Masters programme from the list above at the University of Exeter in the 2024/25 academic year (September 2024 entry).

We particularly welcome applications from those holding NIHR academic clinical fellowships, pre-doctoral fellowships, or similar, in collaboration with the Medical School.

If you have yet to apply for your chosen programme then please visit our postgraduate study pages for more information.

Which Countries are Eligible?

All nationalities

Where will Award be Taken?

In the Uk

How Many Awards?

4 awards

What is the Benefit of Award?


How Long Will the Award Last?

Number of awards:4

How to Apply for the Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship:

Applications for the scholarship should be made, once you have a programme offer, via the online application system by 17:00 (GMT) on 1 August 2024.

You will be required to respond to the following questions:

Q1: In no more than 500 words, what are your career ambitions and how have you used your studies, work experience and extra-curricular pursuits to date to pursue them?
Q2: In no more than 500 words, how will undertaking your proposed degree programme enhance your achievement of your ambitions?
Q3: In no more than 500 words, what makes you particularly deserving of a scholarship and how will it make a difference to you?

Applicants for this scholarship will be notified of the outcome of their application within two weeks of the closing date. If you are offered a scholarship then your offer email will explain how to accept it.

These scholarships are awarded as a reduction in the first-year tuition fee. They are not recurrent for subsequent years of study. Please read the full Terms and Conditions for this scholarship here.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

How International Applicants can Get Employed by NHS and Get This Scholarship?

International applicants who aspire to work in the NHS and wish to avail themselves of this scholarship in the future need to follow a strategic approach:

#1. Qualification and Registration

  • Relevant Qualifications: Ensure your healthcare qualifications are recognized in the UK.
    • Professional Registration: Register with relevant UK bodies like the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

#2. Securing Employment in the NHS

  • Apply for NHS Jobs: Visit the NHS Jobs website to find and apply for suitable positions.
    • Work Visa: Obtain a Tier 2 work visa sponsored by the NHS, meeting the visa requirements.

#3. Gaining Admission to Eligible Programmes

  • Research and Apply: Once employed, research and apply for eligible Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.
    • Secure an Offer: Obtain an offer from the University of Exeter for your chosen programme.

#4. Applying for the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Application: Apply for the Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship once you have a programme offer.
    • Highlight NHS Employment: Emphasize your NHS role and commitment in your application.

Following these steps will help international applicants secure NHS employment and qualify for the Pro Vice Chancellor’s NHS Postgraduate Scholarship.


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