Type of Funding

Fully funded




The University of Edinburgh is making available 11 Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programme offered by the University, to students from less developed and developing countries wishing to undertake these programmes in AY 2019/2020.  Applicants intending to study a distance learning PgCert are only eligible to apply if that PgCert is part of a distance learning Master’s programme.

The distance learning degree programmes involve the same level of work overall as the on-campus Masters programmes, with equal value qualification. Online postgraduate programmes are offered in a wide variety of subjects, including but not limited to: Advanced Clinical Skills; Africa and International Development; Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health; Climate Change Management; Conservation Medicine; Data Science, Technology and Innovation; Food Safety; General Surgery; Global Development Challenges; Global Environment Challenges; Global Food Security and Nutrition; International Development; Law; and Public Health.


Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees the normal duration of the study programme.


Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in eligible less developed and developing countries (see the Official Website for eligible countries).

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, to those accepted for admission into the distance learning postgraduate programmes. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.


Applications are to be done online by 1 June 2019.

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