King’s College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London.

King’s College London is inviting applications for Sir Halley Stewart Trust African MSc Palliative Care Scholarship. The scholarship is open for an African scholar to study at the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing MSc programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Palliative Care.

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

Number of Scholarships: There is one MSc scholarship available.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the scholarship student must fulfil all the following criteria:

  • Students 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.
  • Students must be currently working in palliative care or palliative medicine in Africa – in clinical or social care, in practice or research.
  • Students 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.
  • Students must be a citizen of an African country and currently resident in Africa.
  • There is no known reason why students 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.

Nationality: Citizens of Africa are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: 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.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Method of Application:

MSc candidates must also apply online. Please send us the following:

  • 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

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: September 15, 2017.

For more info, visit Scholarship Link