UK- Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarship 2015/2016

Brief description: 2015/2016 Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh for international students from Developing Countries

Subject Areas: Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following distance learning programmes:

College of Humanities and Social Science

  • LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM Medical Law and Ethics
  • LLM Information Technology Law
  • MSc E-Learning (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)
  • MSc Landscape, Environment & History

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

  • MSc Anaesthesia Practice
  • MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Equine Science
  • MSc Forensic Medicine and Science Health Informatics
  • MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • MSc Health Information Governance
  • MSc International Animal Health
  • MSc International Health: Non Communicable Diseases
  • MSc Neuroimaging
  • MSc Pain Management
  • MSc Surgical Sciences
  • MSc Translational Medicine

About Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh will offer 6 Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University to students from countries with emerging economy.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Selection Criteria

  • The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.
  • Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.


  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the countries listed below.

Number of Scholarships: Six (6) scholarships will be awarded

Value of Scholarship: Each scholarship recipient will be awarded a total value of £5,000 financial aid which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.

Duration: period of study

Eligible African Countries

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Other Developing Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Comoros, Eritrea, Haiti, India, Korea, Dem Rep, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Rep

Where will it be taken (country): University of Edinburgh, UK

Application Deadline: The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 30 May 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: Scholarship is offered by the University of Edinburgh

Important Notes:

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.

A Selection Committee will meet in June 2014 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2014

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