Postgraduate Study
Edinburgh: Extraordinary Futures Await

Celebrating our Scholarships for 2020/21

We are proud to announce that a substantial number of postgraduate students commencing their studies this September have been awarded funding.

Below we've included some scholarships highlights from around the College - if you'd like information from your programme included here then please contact the Marketing Team ( and we will update this page.


Edinburgh Surgery Online

Caledonian Heritable Foundation

In a new development for 2020, The Caledonian Heritable Foundation in Edinburgh has made a commitment to establish 20 online Masters scholarships for trainee surgeons in low and middle income countries.

The first cohort of ten scholars will join the MSc Surgical Sciences and ChM programmes in September 2020. The scholars come from 8 low and middle income countries around the world, from Mexico to Fiji.

Other Scholarship Awards 2020

25 Edinburgh Surgery Online Global Scholarships

12 Pyott Scholarships for Ophthalmology students

22 Edinburgh Surgery Online Tutor Scholarships

16 ASiT Bursaries

16 Patient Safety & Human Clinical Factors scholarships

5 Commonwealth Scholarship Commission awards (full tuition fees, computer and internet access)

2 NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery scholarships


Glenmore Scholarships

The Glenmore Scholarships cover full overseas tuition fees for eligible programmes and are tenable for one academic year. You can find out more information about these awards using the link below.

Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship

Read the case study below from one of our new students, Irene, to find out more about how the scholarship will help her work in treating glaucoma. 


Case Study - Irene Nkansa-Kyeremateng, O.D. 

According to the World Health Report 2000, Ghana falls among countries most affected by glaucoma- the leading cause of irreversible blindness, in Africa as well as worldwide, with 8.5% of persons above 40 years having the disease in Ghana.

Despite advocacy for regular eye examinations (to allow for early detection and management), access to care and limited understanding of the disease process remain major concerns to the combat of glaucoma in my country, Ghana.

My practice of optometry in Ghana in the past few years brought to my attention the sad plight of many patients diagnosed with glaucoma.

Quite a number of such patients fell into the hands of unqualified professionals who promised total cure through use of unhealthy preparations which worsened situations, leaving patients to report at clinic rather late, when little or nothing could be done to salvage their vision.

It is in light of these, that I felt motivated to pursue the MSc Primary Care Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

As a primary eye care provider passionate about the well-being of my patients, I sought to be on top of affairs regarding modern clinical care procedures that would enhance diagnosis and management of ocular conditions.

I believe the opportunity to pursue this programme will broaden my knowledge on clinical procedures that will ensure better outcomes for my patients, especially those with glaucoma. I am also confident that this step will further equip me to impart such knowledge and skill in the field of academia, in my country, in the not-too-distant future.

I am a highly determined optometrist with genuine interest in preventive, rehabilitative and paediatric eye care. I obtained my doctor of optometry (OD) degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana in the year 2017, where I subsequently served as teaching and research assistant at my department.

Currently, I work as the resident optometrist at the Robert and Sons Optical Services Limited, Ghana- one of the best and longest-serving private clinics in Ghana. I am a member of the Allied Health Professions Council, Ghana, and the Ghana Optometric Association.

I am adaptable, passionate about seeing things to completion, and delight in keeping my clients well-informed about their conditions. Apart from work, I enjoy reading, singing and watching movies and documentaries.


Related Links

Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships

Postgraduate Student Funding