Master of Family Medicine

Fees & scholarships

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


The Master of Family Medicine programme is for three years and has annual fees.  Please be aware that fees increase by around 5% each year.  This annual increase should be taken into account when you are applying for the programme.


Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships (CSC) are available for candidates from certain Commonwealth countries who would like to undertake part-time, distance learning on postgraduate programmes offered at Universities in the UK. 

If you would like to learn more about the scholarship, you might find this video useful. In the video, the team describe the scholarship and share some best practice ways to apply.

Link to CSC event video

Please note - you must apply to both the CSC and the University of Edinburgh for your application to be considered.

The Carl and Gillean Kjeldsberg Online Scholarships in Family Medicine

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We are delighted to announce applications for our new Carl and Gillean Kjeldsberg Scholarships for the Masters in Family Medicine are now open.

These scholarships are awarded to outstanding African health workers who are living and working in any African country and who have a passion to strengthen family medicine and primary health care within their country and region.

The full Scholarship will cover the three years of the Masters programme, and will be dependent on satisfactory completion of all courses each year according to University regulations.


Scholarship Opportunities for East Africa

Full tuition fee scholarships now available for East African candidates.

The scholarships are available to students born and working in East Africa who would like to study towards the Master of Family Medicine online learning programme offered by the University of Edinburgh commencing in September 2022. Applicants must have, or anticipate having, an unconditional firm offer for the 2022 - 2023 academic session. The scholarship awards will cover tuition fees and are tenable for three years.

Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer twelve Masters scholarships for eligible part-time distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.

The Glenmore Medical Online Postgraduate Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are accepted for admission in the 2022-2023 academic year on an eligible Human Medical programme. The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship would particularly welcome applications from students from Africa. 

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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Entry Requirements

How to apply