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

This award is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic session.

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.