University of Edinburgh Scholarships for Africans, Asians, Ugandans and Kenyans

University of Edinburgh
Masters (MS) Degree
Deadline: 31 May 2010 (Annual)
Study in: any Country (online)
Course starts 2010

Brief description:

The University of Edinburgh will offer Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh in United Kingdom

Field of study:

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
• Med Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)
• MSc E-Learning (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

• MSc Anaesthesia Practice
• MSc Clinical Education
• MSc Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases
• MSc Equine Science
• MSc Forensic Medicine and Science Health Informatics
• MSc Health Informatics
• MSc Health Information Governance
• MSc International Animal Health
• MSc Neuroimaging
• MSc Pain Management
• MSc Surgical Sciences
• MSc Translational Medicine

Number of Awards:


Target group:

The online scholarships are for nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.


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 of the eligible countries (see above).

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.

Scholarship 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.

Application instructions:

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. Alternatively applicants can request a paper application form from the Scholarship Office (contact details found below).

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.

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May 2010. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Telephone: +44 131 651 4070


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