Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.

Scholarships will be available for students pursuing any distance learning Masters programme offered by the University.

Each scholarship will normally cover the full tuition fees over three years.


The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto a distance learning Masters programme at the University of Edinburgh commencing in 2016-2017.

Applicants intending to study a distance learning PgCert are only eligible to apply if that PgCert is part of a distance learning Masters programme. Applicants should check this with the relevant School.

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

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem Rep
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem Rep
  • 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
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen, Rep
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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.


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.


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

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in June 2016 to select the scholarship holders. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in July 2016.