Master of Family Medicine

Fees & scholarships

Find out how much this programme costs and what help may be available to you.


Fees are set on a per year basis by the College of Medicine and Vet Medicine and are the same for both overseas and home students. Information on current tuition fees can be found here:

Link to online learning fees page


Rural Community Investment Scholarships

Our Master of Family Medicine Programme aims to build Family Medicine in rural communities. We recognise that rural communities need doctors from their own communities who have a heart and a vision for working locally to improve health outcomes. 

These Rural Community Investment Scholarships for Family Medicine Doctors will fund a proportion of the yearly fees over the three years of the Masters programme.   The award is tenable subject to academic progress.

Eligibility for a Rural Community Investment Scholarship

Selection is based on academic merit and the personal statement in which you describe your current contribution to your country’s local and national primary health care service and the way in which you will use this qualification to further support family medicine development in  your local rural area.

Apply for a scholarship

1. Start an application to the Family Medicine programme. You will need to do this first in order to be able to log on to the Scholarship form.

2. Complete this form: Link to scholarship application form

3. Email all supporting documentation to the Scholarship email address.

Closing date

The closing date is midnight on 1st June 2021 for September 2021 entry.

Scholarship Enquiries

Please email all enquiries to 

Scholarship Opportunities for East Africa

We are delighted to announce that we have new scholarship opportunities available.

The scholarships are available to students born and working in East Africa who would like to study towards the Master of Family Medicine online distance learning programme offered by the University of Edinburgh commencing in September 2021. Applicants must have, or anticipate having, an unconditional firm offer for the 2021 - 2022 academic session. The scholarship awards will cover tuition fees and are tenable for three years.

Please submit your CV and a 500 – 800 word summary of your reasons for applying for the master’s programme. In assessing applications, we will look for applicants who are currently practising medicine and can demonstrate that they have:

  • The potential to contribute to national and local policy; taking forward a new way of providing healthcare that is equitable and that goes some way to meet the Sustainable Development Goals for the future.
  • A vision for improving the way that healthcare is delivered and who look to shape global health policy through the WHO agenda for more equitable and primary health led care.

Applications should be made to and will close at 23:59 GMT 1st June 2021.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after this closing date. The decision of the University will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer twelve Masters Scholarships for distance learning Masters Programmes offered by the University.

Applications for this scholarship close at 23:59 GMT 1st June 2021.

Link to more details

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are avaliable for candidates from certain Commonwealth countries who would like to undertake part time distance learning on Masters Programmes offered at Universities in the UK.

Applications for this scholarship close at 17:00 BST 26th April 2021.

Link for more information 

The Glenmore Medical Online Postgraduate Scholarship

The Glenmore Medical Online Postgraduate Scholarship particularly welcomes applications from students from Africa with offers from eligible Programmes and will offer one scholarship for entry in 2021.

Applications for this scholarship close at 23:59 GMT 4th June 2021.

Link for more information  

Awards by Region

A number of Scholarships are available and are awarded specifically by region.

Link for more details

Graduate Scholarship Scheme

There is a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh. This applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee and is available to both home and overseas students.

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