Generous financial support is available to UK, EU and international postgraduate students to help cover the cost of tuition fees.

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MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

St George’s, University of London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have formed the London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC LID), which is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

MRC LID brings together two outstanding specialist schools to provide integrated skills training to develop a cohort of biomedical and public health scientists with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to the UK and global medical research.

Our training programme is across three main themes in which we have been at the forefront of innovative research and methodological development:

  • Global Infectious Disease,
  • Quantitative Skills for Large Data Sets, and
  • Evaluation of Complex Interventions

MRC LID is overseen by the board of management which comprises academics from both institutions.

The 2018/19 application round is now open and you can apply here.


Our alumni will also benefit from a tuition fee discount of 10%. This can also be taken off the remaining tuition fee if awarded a Scholarship. Read more about alumni discount

How to apply

There is no separate scholarship application.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of your programme application.  We look for applicants who can demonstrate vigorous academic results, a compelling personal statement and, where applicable, a strong interview.

If you are applying to Physician Associate Studies MSc, you should submit a 500-word essay demonstrating why you should receive the scholarship. You will receive more information about this in your offer letter.


  • Physician Associate Studies: your completed course application will need to be submitted by midnight on 30 April 2017
  • All other courses (listed above): your completed course application will need to be submitted by midnight on 2 June 2017
  • Scholarship decisions for courses starting in autumn 2017 will be made from 16 June 2017 and communicated from 19 June 2017.

Terms and Conditions

Assessment criteria

UK, EU and International students applying for a taught postgraduate programme awarded by St George’s, as listed above, can be considered for scholarships providing they apply by the specified deadlines. You do not need to submit an additional application form. However, you may be asked to attend a physical or virtual interview.  Successful awardees will be those whom the Scholarship Committee feel will make an outstanding contribution to the academic environment at St George’s.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Apply to study a taught postgraduate course full-time or for UK/EU students, part-time for a maximum of four years
  • Apply to study a full MSc or MRes award
  • Be self-funding - courses fully funded by the NHS or students receiving employer or sponsor funding are not eligible for consideration
  • Be made an offer on the course to start in the 2017/18 academic year

The best applicants across all relevant programmes will be considered for the scholarships. Your application will be scored based on:

  • Your degree classification
  • Your personal statement
  • Your work experience
  • Your interview


Last Updated: Monday, 04 December 2017 13:32