About these scholarships
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 course fees, travel costs, accommodation, visa, subsistence and health insurance for 12-months – equivalent to a cost of £25,000.
- A partial scholarship will be determined on a case by case basis, please indicate your willingness to consider a partial award, (for example fees only or award of £12,500 towards costs) and how the costs of the remainder will be met.
Each year either one fully-funded scholarship or two partially-funded scholarships will be awarded. It is a highly competitive scholarship.
Deadline: 10 June 2020
Who is eligible?
Invitation to apply for the scholarship is given to applicants as follows:
- Candidates with a directly relevant degree, and relevant professional or voluntary experience and a strong personal statement and vision of how the MSc Health Promotion can enhance their future work for their country/community.
- Candidates with less relevant degrees are considered based on their professional or voluntary experience and personal statement.
- Applicants who already hold a degree which is considered equivalent to a masters degree from the UK are unlikely to qualify for student visa.
- Applicants who have previously had an opportunity to study in the UK (or other higher income country) are not eligible to apply.
Please note the students on a student visas are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week in paid employment, but the high student population in Brighton can mean it is difficult to find short term work.
To be eligible for the Forward Bound Scholarship, you need to have been offered a place on the MSc Health Promotion course and be living and working in 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 • Eswatini • Ethiopia • The Gambia • Ghana • Guinea • Guinea-Bissau • Haiti • Honduras • India • Indonesia • Kenya • Kiribati • Democratic People's Republic of Korea • Kyrgyz Republic • Lao People's Democratic Republic • Lesotho • Liberia • Madagascar • Malawi • Mali • Mauritania • Federated States of Micronesia • 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 • Sudan • 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/public 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.
How to apply
Application is by invitation only. First you need to apply for a place on the MSc Health Promotion course using the online application form stating clearly in the Additional Information section of the form that you would like to be considered for the Forward Bound Scholarship for full or partial funding.
Promising candidates will be sent an application pack by email.
The scholarship panel meets in June and the closing date for scholarship applications is 17:00 (GMT) on 10 June 2020. This means that course applications need to be received by 31 May.
Please note that the Forward Bound Scholarship Award Committee's decision is final.