Scholarships and Student Funding

Online Commonwealth Scholarships: Global Health

The University's Global Health Academy has been awarded 10 fully funded studentships across five online Masters programmes within the domain of Global Health.

Award

The scholarship includes full tuition fee and resources to enhance student participation, access and research skills. This includes participation in a summer school; contribution towards student costs of internet access & printing (journal articles, etc); and a contribution to MSc project costs (materials, travel, etc).

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to a candidate who is accepted for admission on to an eligible programme and who is a citizen of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
Eligible programmes (online learning):

Students enrolled on these eligible Masters programmes become members of the Global Health Academy community which encourages both intra- and inter-disciplinary engagement and communication.

The Global Health Academy initiative cuts across the traditional vertical health structures moving to novel integrated health systems training. Our aim is to promote a global community of practice where students can access multiple strands of knowledge from many different experts to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century.

For example, non-communicable diseases are changing the face of African, Asian and Latin American health and healthcare and require not just disease specialists but experts in logistics, in training and policy and in technologies especially, e- and m-health, in order to create stronger community health. Students taking these courses find them rewarding in the opportunity they present to engage with professionals from industry, medicine, policy and research.

Applying

Application should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS).

The deadline for submitting applications is midday 12.00 PM (BST) on 22 March 2019.

Please note that you will need to apply to the University of Edinburgh and receive an offer of a place on one of the eligible programmes (see above and related links below) in order to be eligible for funding through this scholarship.  

More details including how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission's website.

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission

 

Contact

MSc Clinical Education - Debbie Spence

Master of Family Medicine - family.medicine@ed.ac.uk

MSc Global Challenges  - globalchallenges.health@ed.ac.uk

MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine - Lisa Horsburgh

Master of  Public Health - mph.dl@ed.ac.uk