GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders

Are you passionate about Global Health? Are you committed to strengthening the capacity of health systems and health-related research in Africa through training and development? Then, this post is for you! Three highly competitive scholarships are currently available to eligible applicants intending to study on a one-year, full-time, London-based intensive MSc programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Award details


Three scholarships are available for the 2022-23 academic year. Each scholarship will cover:

  • tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip fees, and

  • a tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 17,633.00.


Eligibility for funding


To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must:

  • be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and

  • intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at LSHTM; and

  • confirm that they would not otherwise be able to pay for the proposed programme of study by submitting the Supplementary Questions Form; and

  • meet LSHTM’s minimum English language requirements; and

  • hold a first degree at either a first or upper second class equivalency level, and

  • hold an offer of admission for 2022-23 for one of LSHTM’s 19 London-based MSc programmes of study.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate (in their application documentation) the potential to make significant contributions to public health and/or health-related research in Africa.


How to apply


The application process has two steps. To be considered for the funding, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria and complete both steps outlined below by the scholarship deadline.

  • Step 1 Submit an application for 2022-23 for a London-based MSc programme of study, as per instructions under the ‘How to Apply’ tab on the relevant programme of study page.

  • Step 2 Submit an online scholarships application, selecting this scholarship option from the drop-down menu. A completed Supplementary Questions Form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of this application. This is the only attachment required in Step 2 (as applicants should have already submitted references; transcripts; a CV etc with their application for study).


The deadline to apply for the 2022-23 GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders is 27 February, 2022 by 23:59 (GMT). Decisions will be reached, and the successful applicants notified, before 27 May, 2022. Apply here!


If you are currently in search for other fully funded Global Health scholarship opportunities or scholarships in your discipline for the 2022/2023 academic year for schools in either the UK or USA, book a consultation with us here.