London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the LSHTM and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a LSHTM Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the LSHTM.

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Marshall Scholarships and the London School

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The London School has had a special relationship with the USA since its earliest beginnings; its main building was funded in the 1920s by the Rockefeller Foundation and its largest research funder today is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The Gates Foundation also awarded the School the Gates Award for Global Health in 2009; this was the first time the foundation awarded this prestigious prize outside the USA, and also the first time it chose to honor an organization rather than a person.

About 10% of the School’s students come from the United States and after graduation, most of our American graduates return to the US. They can be found today in senior positions in public health, including serving to protect the health of the American public at the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health; working as research scientists at major pharmaceutical and biotech companies; heading non-profit health and policy organizations; and teaching the next generation of public health leaders at universities in the US and around the world.  Some of our American students also work in international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Global Fund, Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders.  They all believe in our mission to improve health worldwide.


Marshall Scholars may apply to study at any university in the UK. Of the 30-40 who are selected each year, between one and four choose to come to the London School. This is a remarkably high number for a small specialist institution. Between 2000 and 2013 alone, the School hosted 30 Marshall Scholars, who have graduated with master’s degrees ranging from Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases to Health Policy, Planning and Financing.

The School’s offers 29 Master’s degrees specialised in global health in London and by distance learning. The education programmes have grown to more than 1,000 London-based Master’s and Research students, 2,900 studying by distance learning and 1,000 on short courses and continuous professional development. We have also launched a series of free online courses, and more than 18,000 people registered on the first of these, Ebola in context.

The School has a diverse alumni community, with more than 20,000 alumni in over 180 countries and provide alumni with a lifelong link to the School and each other.

The School offers a rigorous, world-class education and experience conducting cutting-edge research. It is internationally renowned for the quality of its research and teaching and was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school in the Times Higher Education World Rankings.  In 2014, it was ranked in the top 10 universities in the world for citation rate by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and third in the world for social science and public health in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking. According to the results of the UK government's Research Excellence Framework, published in 2014, the School was ranked second overall (after the Institute for Cancer Research) on the key measure of impact. In 2015, the School was ranked top in Europe for impact by the Leiden Ranking.

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