International Master’s Fellowships

Deadline: 16 April 2019
Open to: a national of a low- or middle-income country with a proposed research focuses on a health priority
Benefits: an award of GBP 120,000


This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. Before 4 June 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


You can apply for an International Master’s Fellowship if:

You must:

  • hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject;
  • be at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).

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


  • An International Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis;
  • The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master of Science (MSc) course at a recognized center of excellence anywhere in the world;
  • The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country;
  • An award of GBP 120,000.

How to apply?

You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker.

In order to submit your application, please visit the official web page.