Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited from Nigerian citizens who wish to undertake a 3-year full-time PhD course in the area of demographic ageing, healthy ageing, gerontology, and elderly care management in Nigeria. This scholarship is supported by a collaborative research initiative between the University of West London (UWL), UK, and the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria in the context of the HEPIQ-C project. The candidate will be expected to enrol as a UWL research student in January 2020 and will be based in the UK for the full duration of the research. 

The scholarship includes:

  • PhD fee waiver at the international rate
  • Tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum.

Applicants will need:

  • a good first degree (first or upper second class) in the field of health or social sciences;
  • a Masters degree (MA, MSc, MBA or MRes) with merit or distinction;
  • an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a score of 6.5;
  • to be a Nigerian citizen;
  • to have a strong commitment to improving Nigerian health and wellbeing both during and after the PhD.

How to apply

To apply, you need to submit the following documentation to using the heading “PhD Scholarship in Health and Ageing”:

  • international student application form;
  • research proposal in the region of 1000-1500 words;
    • a sample of any publications;
    • a personal statement which explains why you are interested in the scholarship
    • transcript of your highest qualification;
    • evidence of your IELTS score.

    Read further information on the entry requirement and how to apply here

    The closing date for applying is 31st of October 2019.

    If you require any further information, please contact:

    • Professor Hafiz Khan, Professor of Public Health and Statistics, The Graduate School, University of West London, UK, email:


    • Dr Saidu Ahmed Dumbulwa, the National Project Co-ordinator for HEPIQ-C, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, email:


Felix Emeka Anyiam


Research Officer & Data Analyst/Scientist

Centre for Health and Development

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Top Floor, Medical Library Building

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt

River State, Nigeria.


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