McDonald Fellowships for International Masters and PhD Students |  Fully Funded (Apply now)


For international students, McDonald Fellowships are fully funded scholarships. Both master’s and PhD degrees are eligible for these awards. The fellowship includes a two-year stipend for about £30,000 GBP per year to cover living and travel expenses, as well as an additional £2,000 GBP per year payment to the host university.

Early-career researchers studying multiple sclerosis from low- and middle-income nations can work abroad in a research institute thanks to the McDonald Fellowship. We anticipate that recipients will be able to continue their MS research and/or patient treatment in low- and middle-income nations after receiving the award by utilizing their newly acquired knowledge and networks.


Brief Description of the McDonald Fellowships

Scholarship Location: Can be a Neighboring country or the participant’s home country

Scholarship Host: McDonald

Course/Level of Study: Masters, PhD

Opportunity Focus Areas: Multiple Sclerosis

Scholarship Duration: Two years

Eligible Individual/Country:  International students from low or middle-income countries

Worth of Scholarship:  Following are some advantages that come with receiving a McDonald Fellowship:

  • A fellow will get £30,000 GBP a year to cover living and travel costs.
  • £2,000 GBP will be awarded to the fellow’s institute.

Application Deadline: June 20, Annually

Eligibility Criteria for McDonald Fellowships

  • English is the required language
  • A candidate must be a Master’s student, a PhD candidate, or an MD.
  • An applicant is also qualified if they are engaged in multiple sclerosis research in a low- or middle-income nation.
  • A candidate must decide before submitting whether their host institute will be in their own country or if travel is permitted, in a neighbouring nation. This is because the application will be submitted jointly by the applicant and host institute.
  • At the time of nomination, you must be employed or enrolled in school in a low- or middle-income nation (defined as all nations with a low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income according to the World Bank).
  • working on a project that began within the six months prior to nomination while studying or working abroad
  • Studying abroad on a project funded by a grant from the MS International Federation
See also  Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Method of Application

For McDonald Fellowship applications, kindly adhere to the following instructions:

  • Fill out the online application form completely.
  • At the conclusion of the application, the Host is required to submit a supporting statement.
  • Include the names and contact information for three references, including the applicant’s present boss or employer.
  • Request that references provide letters of recommendation to prior to the submission deadline.