Master of Family Medicine

Fees & scholarships

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


Fees, on a per year basis, are set by the College of Medicine and Vet Medicine and are the same for both overseas and home students.

The fee cost for one year of study beginning in 2019/20 is £4,100; annual tuition fees are subject to revision and are typically increased by approximately 5% per annum. This annual increase should be taken into account when you are applying for the programme. You will also be responsible for the cost of travel and subsistence for the contact teaching periods.


Rural Community Investment Scholarships

The Master of Family Medicine Programme at the University of Edinburgh aims to build Family Medicine in rural communities. The University recognises that rural communities need doctors from their own communities who have a heart and a vision for working locally to improve health outcomes. Therefore,  the University of Edinburgh intends to offer a number of Rural Community Investment Scholarships for Family Medicine Doctors.

The closing date for scholarships is 1 June 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after this closing date.

Eligibility for a Rural Community Investment Scholarship

The following criteria are used in assessing candidates' eligibility for a scholarship:

* Level of income

* Commitment to working for 2 years to further the cause of Family Medicine following completion of the programme

You are eligible to apply if you fulfil one or more of the above criteria.

To apply for a Scholarship

To 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 the Scholarship application form,

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

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 2019. Applicants must have, or anticipate having, an unconditional firm offer for the 2019 - 2020 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 Michelle Hart at

The scholarships deadline is 23:59 BST 1 June 2019. 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.


South Asia -The Edinburgh Online Family Medicine Scholarships Fund

Through the generous donations of a benefactor in India who is committed to improving healthcare in rural regions this full scholarship award will allow a student born in and working in South Asia to study the online Masters of Family Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. For more details please visit


Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of Masters Scholarships for distance learning Masters Programmes offered by the University. For more details please visit


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 2019 scholarships are now open - the closing date is 22nd March 2019. Please visit for further information.


Awards by Region

A number of Scholarships are available and are awarded specifically by region. For more details please visit


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.