Scholarships and Student Funding

The David E I Pyott Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology Scholarship

Six online distance learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America.

Award

Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study as well as provide access to a broadband facility and a laptop.

The scholarship is funded by the generous support of the David E I Pyott Foundation.

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh. 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. Applicants should be advanced trainee ophthalmologists or independently practising ophthalmologists.

Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the following countries:

Algeria Chile Guinea-Bissau Mozambique Somalia
Angola Colombia Guyana Namibia South Africa
Argentina Comoros Honduras Nepal South Sudan
Bangladesh Congo India Nicaragua Sri Lanka
Belize Congo (Democratic Republic) Indonesia Niger Sudan
Benin Costa Rica Ivory Coast Nigeria Suriname
Bolivia  Djibouti Kenya Pakistan Swaziland
Botswana Ecuador Laos [Lao PDR] Panama Tanzania 
Brazil Egypt Lesotho Paraguay Thailand
Brunei [Brunei Darussalam] El Salvador Liberia Peru Togo
Burkina (Burkina Faso) Equatorial Guinea Libya Philippines Tunisia
Burma [Myanmar] Eritrea Madagascar Rwanda Uganda
Burundi Ethiopia Malawi Sao Tome and Principe Uruguay
Cambodia Gabon Malaysia Senegal Venezuela 
Cameroon Gambia, The Mali Seychelles Vietnam
Cape Verde Ghana Mauritania Sierra Leone Zambia
Central African Republic Guatemala Mauritius Singapore Zimbabwe
Chad Guinea Morocco Somalia  

Also eligible are applicants (nationals and residents) of the:

Caribbean Islands

Pacific Islands

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.

Applying

To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission at the University of Edinburgh.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

All applications must be submitted no later than 29th July 2016.

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.

In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:

  • Explain how will this award help you to assist patients in your home country?

Postgraduate Masters Online Scholarship Application

Notification

A Selection Committee (including the Programme Director) will meet in August 2016 to select the scholarship holders. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in September 2016.