Lieutenant Colonel Henry Kirkpatrick's daughters Elsie and Daphne Kirkpatrick endowed funding to establish scholarships in memory of their father. The scholarships were intended to promote and encourage study in the field of ophthalmology. Lieutenant Colonel Kirkpatrick was passionate about ophthalmology and had a distinguished career in the Indian Medical Service. He worked in several hospitals, including the General Hospital in Madras and the Government Ophthalmic Hospital, where he was able to contribute to the development of teaching and postgraduate training in pathology and ophthalmology. After retiring from the Madras hospital, he became an ophthalmic surgeon at the Tropical Diseases Hospital and a lecturer in ophthalmology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as an international student can be a unique and rewarding experience. LSHTM is one of the leading institutions in the world for public health and tropical medicine research and education, with a diverse student body from over 160 countries.
As an international student, you would be part of a vibrant community of scholars and researchers, with opportunities to learn from world-renowned faculty and participate in cutting-edge research projects. LSHTM has a strong reputation for interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and you would have access to a range of resources and support to pursue your academic interests.
However, studying at LSHTM can also present some challenges for international students. The cost of tuition and living expenses in London can be high, and it may take time to adjust to a new culture and academic environment. Additionally, the application process for international students can be competitive, and you may need to meet certain language proficiency requirements to be admitted.
Despite these challenges, many international students find that studying at LSHTM is a valuable and rewarding experience that prepares them for careers in public health and global health. The school's strong international focus and commitment to social justice and health equity make it an ideal place to study for those interested in addressing health challenges on a global scale.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Kirkpatrick Scholarship 2023-24, London, UK. is available to undertake Masters level programs at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
One studentship is available for the 2023-24 academic year. This full-time one-year studentship will cover:
- full tuition fees for MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the overseas fee rate, and
- GBP 19,500.00 tax free stipend towards living costs, flights and visa costs (including the international health surcharge), and
- GBP 1,500.00 towards MSc project costs, and
- GBP 1,100.00 upon successful completion of the course to be used towards attendance at the Alumni Workshop during the week of the graduation ceremony.
This scholarship is open to international students.
The application process has two steps. To be considered for the funding, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria and complete both steps outlined below by the scholarship deadline of 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 16 April 2023.
Submit a 2023-24 application for study for the MSc Public Health for Eye Care, as per instructions under the ‘How to Apply’ tab. Applicants should ensure that all necessary supplementary documents (including references) are submitted via the School’s Admissions Portal by the scholarship deadline.
Applicants offered admission to an LSHTM MSc programme must provide evidence that they meet the LSHTM English Language requirements before they can begin their studies. Applicants for this funding should be able to show that they have taken steps to meet this requirement (such as organising a date for the test) by the time this award is being shortlisted (May 2023). Please contact Romulo Fabunan if you have any questions regarding the LSHTM English Language requirement.
(Applicants who have already submitted a completed 2023-24 London-based MSc Public Health for Eye Care MSc application for study and/or have been made an offer of admission for the 2023-24 London-based MSc Public Health for Eye Care should apply for the scholarship by completing the scholarship application (Step 2) and submitting this by the deadline.)
Submit an online scholarships application, selecting the ‘2023-24 Lt Col Henry Kirkpatrick Scholarship’ option from the drop-down menu. A completed 2023-24 Supplementary Questions Form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of this application. This is the only attachment required in Step 2 (as applicants should have already submitted references; transcripts; a CV etc with their application for study).