Scholarships open doors for online students

Fifteen distance learning scholarships for lower and middle income Commonwealth countries have been awarded to the University.

Online Masters Commonwealth Commission Scholarships will allow students from these countries to study at the University’s Global Health and Global Environment and Society Academies.  

Three sets of scholarships have been awarded for MSc programmes in One Health, Global Health Innovation and Education, and Carbon Management.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Commission Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The three-year, part-time online programmes enable working professionals to study with the University while working.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission awards over 800 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.

The CSC contributes to the UK’s international development aims and overseas interests and supports excellence in UK higher education. Candidates are selected on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.

One Health

One Health brings health and conservation professionals together to tackle diseases that affect both animals and humans.

The programme focuses on the importance of interdisciplinary working and the relationship between human, animal and environmental health.

Global Health

The Global Health Innovation and Education programmes contribute to primary public health and planetary health knowledge.

The suite of online MSc programmes include public health, paediatric emergency medicine, global eHealth, clinical education and family medicine.

Students focus on interdisciplinary responsive approaches to health needs in low and middle income countries. They share learning experiences for evidenced-based prevention, treatment, care and innovation.

Carbon Management

Science, business, economics and climate change policy form the core of the carbon management course.

Benefiting from its alumni network and track record of employability, Edinburgh delivers learning and expertise that is urgently needed in nations most at risk from climate change.

Our ground-breaking MSc in Carbon Management now boasts a thriving global network of over 400 'Carbon Masters' working in more than 60 nations. With this suite of full online Masters scholarships we can reach even more great students and help to deliver climate-smart development around the world.

Professor Dave ReayProfessor of Carbon Management, School of Geosciences

The scholarships in Global Health Innovation and Education are transformative. Students are able to share their learning and build a community of health professionals with a common goal to achieve universal health coverage and improve the wellbeing of people, animals and the natural ecosystem that supports life.

Professor Liz GrantDirector, Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal, Global Health


Global Health Academy

One Health

Carbon Management