About these scholarships
Details for academic year 2020-21 to be confirmed.
The Forward Bound scholarship is available to Health Promotion MSc applicants from low or lower-middle income countries. It is intended to support health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence health promotion practice and policy on their return.
Up to £25,000 is available each year to allocate to successful candidates – either as full or partial scholarship awards. A full scholarship will fund your course fees, travel costs, accommodation, visa, subsistence and health insurance for 12 months – equivalent to a cost of £25,000. Partial awards will be determined on a case by case basis.
- There is one scholarship £25,000 each year. It is a highly competitive scholarship.
- Priority is given to applicants who have not previously had an opportunity to study in the UK (or other higher income country).
- The scholarship is intended to support health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence health promotion practice and policy on their return.
- Applicants who already hold a degree which is considered equivalent to a masters degree from the UK are unlikely to qualify for Tier 4 study visa.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the Forward Bound scholarship, you need to be a Health Promotion MSc applicant from one of the following countries:
Afghanistan • Angola • Bangladesh • Benin • Bhutan • Bolivia • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Cabo Verde • Cambodia • Cameroon • Central African Republic • Chad • Comoros • Democratic Republic of the Congo • Congo • Côte d'Ivoire • Djibouti • Arab Republic of Egypt • El Salvador • Eritrea • Ethiopia • Federated States of Micronesia • Gambia • Georgia • Ghana • Guinea • Guinea-Bissau • Haiti • Honduras • India • Indonesia • Kenya • Kiribati • Democratic People's Republic of Korea • Kosovo • Kyrgyz Republic • Lao People's Democratic Republic • Lesotho • Liberia • Madagascar • Malawi • Mali • Mauritania • Moldova • Mongolia • Morocco • Mozambique • Myanmar • Nepal • Nicaragua • Niger • Nigeria • Pakistan • Papua New Guinea • Philippines • Rwanda • Sāo Tomé and Principe • Senegal • Sierra Leone • Solomon Islands • Somalia • South Sudan • Sri Lanka • Sudan • Swaziland • Syrian Arab Republic • Tajikistan • Tanzania • Timor-Leste • Togo • Tunisia • Uganda • Ukraine • Uzbekistan • Vanuatu • Vietnam • West Bank and Gaza • Yemen • Zambia • Zimbabwe
Applicants should normally be a paid health professional. In exceptional cases, applicants whose influence is through non-paid roles – for example, through voluntary agencies or through other health related work – may also be considered.
The scholarship is intended to support health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence health promotion practice and policy on their return.
How to apply
Applications for the Forward Bound Scholarship are closed.
You can only apply for the Forward Bound scholarship once you have applied for the Health Promotion MSc which you can do online. Please indicate that you intend to apply for the Forward Bound scholarship on your course application form.