MSc bursaries

Take a look at the bursaries we have available for students on our taught postgraduate courses.

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The MSc partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has two bursaries that are available for students accepted to study on the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation.

B.A. Krukoff Fellowship in Systematics

We have a fully funded bursary available for a student accepted onto the MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation for the 2022-23 academic year.

The bursary is provided by the Bentham-Moxon Trust B.A. Krukoff Fund to support a student wishing to focus their MSc research project on Tropical African botany.

The bursary itself will be administered by RBG Kew.

The bursary provides £18,000 for a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, subsistence, daily travel allowance and costs associated with the fieldtrip.

Up to £3,000 is available for visa application costs, the UK Healthcare surcharge fee (as specified on the UK Government website) and travel to and from their home town/country at the beginning and the end of the course only.

The relevant tuition fees will be covered by the Trust in addition to the student allocation.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must: 

  • Have received an offer of a place on the Kew/QMUL Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity and Conservation MSc programme for the 2022-23 academic year. Applicants who have received a conditional offer are also eligible to apply but, if awarded the bursary, they must fulfil all conditions of the offer no later than 10 July 2022. 
  • Demonstrate their experience in Tropical African botany*.
  • Demonstrate how they will continue to work and have an impact in Tropical African Botany* after they complete the course.

*Note - In this context, we consider tropical Africa to comprise those countries that are members of the African Union.

The bursary recipient must:

  • Be eligible to study in the UK. All applicants are advised to check the UK visa requirements and application processes as early as possible, to ensure that they fulfil any requirements before the start of the course in September 2022.
  • Not be in receipt of any other bursaries or grants for completion of an MSc in the 2022-23 academic year.

Applications for 2022/23 are now closed.

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Other funding

Please keep checking this page for available MSc bursaries, and visit the websites of our MSc partners, Queen Mary University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London, where further funding opportunities are listed.