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.
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.
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:
|Belize||Congo (Democratic Republic)||Indonesia||Niger||Sudan|
|Benin||Costa Rica||Ivory Coast||Nigeria||Suriname|
|Botswana||Ecuador||Laos [Lao PDR]||Panama||Tanzania|
|Brunei [Brunei Darussalam]||El Salvador||Liberia||Peru||Togo|
|Burkina (Burkina Faso)||Equatorial Guinea||Libya||Philippines||Tunisia|
|Burundi||Ethiopia||Malawi||Sao Tome and Principe||Uruguay|
|Cape Verde||Ghana||Mauritania||Sierra Leone||Zambia|
|Central African Republic||Guatemala||Mauritius||Singapore||Zimbabwe|
Also eligible are applicants (nationals and residents) of the:
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.
To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission at the University of Edinburgh.
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:
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.