Funding opportunities

LSTM provides a thriving research environment, and the opportunity to work with the top international scholars in the full range of programmes in tropical disease medicine, management and eradication. LSTM understands the issues of seeking funding for your research degree.

Here is a selection of funding opportunities and further resources regarding funding for your research degree. As new opportunities arise, we will update this list accordingly, so check back periodically to see what's new.

Eligible courses

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine welcomes applications for scholarships that are available for any student who is offered a place on an LSTM Masters programme, the Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (DHA) or the Diploma in Reproductive Health (DRH). A small number of scholarships are offered for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H). To be considered for one of the scholarships, applicants must be:

  • A national of a developing country
  • Working currently in a developing country and planning to return to work in a developing country upon completion of the programme.

There are no scholarships available for short courses.


Eligible students offered a conditional place on a course will automatically be sent a scholarship application form. The deadlines for returning applications are listed below. Students whose applications are received after the deadline date may still be considered if there are unallocated funds available.

All Masters  30 April
DTM&H Sept entry  30 April
DTM&H Feb entry  30 September
DHA  2 January
DRH  1 September

Level of funding

Awards will be made primarily on the basis of academic merit. The purpose of the awards is to support applicants who are unable to obtain the full tuition fee from other sources. Priority will be given to applicants who already have some funding in place, or have a clear expectation that this can be obtained, or can show evidence that they are actively searching for additional funds. Awards do not normally exceed 50% of the tuition fee and may be substantially less depending on the availability of funds. The DRH and the MSc Tropical Paediatrics have specially endowed funds that allow a very small number of fully funded scholarships to be offered for these programmes only. Scholarships are awarded for the relevant year/month of entry only and may not normally be transferred to a subsequent course. The School reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a scholarship if an applicant has not fully met the conditions of their offer of a place within one month of the programme commencing.

Timing of decisions

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their application within 4 weeks of the deadline date for applications. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered within 4 weeks of the date of submission.




Funding opportunities