Scholarships and Student Funding

The David E I Pyott Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology Scholarship

Six online distance learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America.

Award

Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study as well as provide access to a broadband facility and a laptop.

The scholarship is funded by the generous support of the David E I Pyott Foundation.

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Applicants should be advanced trainee ophthalmologists or independently practising ophthalmologists.

Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the following countries:

Algeria Chile Guinea-Bissau Mozambique Somalia
Angola Colombia Guyana Namibia South Africa
Argentina Comoros Honduras Nepal South Sudan
Bangladesh Congo India Nicaragua Sri Lanka
Belize Congo (Democratic Republic) Indonesia Niger Sudan
Benin Costa Rica Ivory Coast Nigeria Suriname
Bolivia  Djibouti Kenya Pakistan Swaziland
Botswana Ecuador Laos [Lao PDR] Panama Tanzania 
Brazil Egypt Lesotho Paraguay Thailand
Brunei [Brunei Darussalam] El Salvador Liberia Peru Togo
Burkina (Burkina Faso) Equatorial Guinea Libya Philippines Tunisia
Burma [Myanmar] Eritrea Madagascar Rwanda Uganda
Burundi Ethiopia Malawi Sao Tome and Principe Uruguay
Cambodia Gabon Malaysia Senegal Venezuela 
Cameroon Gambia, The Mali Seychelles Vietnam
Cape Verde Ghana Mauritania Sierra Leone Zambia
Central African Republic Guatemala Mauritius Singapore Zimbabwe
Chad Guinea Morocco Somalia  

Also eligible are applicants (nationals and residents) of the:

Caribbean Islands

Pacific Islands

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Applying

  1. Complete an online EUCLID application for the ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology – instructions on full application process can be found on the University’s degree finder page here.  Wait for decision on application via EUCLID.
  2. If eligible to join the course, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept prior to applying for a scholarship.
  3. Email a personal statement to declare your wish to apply for a scholarship tosurgicalsciences.info@ed.ac.uk  by 27th July 2018.

Please clearly state ‘Application for Scholarship’ in the subject line of your email and follow instructions a-c below, completing the email with the following information:  

a) Do you reside in and are you a national of one of the LMIC countries listed above?  (Yes/No) Please state which one(s).

b) In no more than 100 words, briefly outline how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career.

c) In no more than 100 words briefly outline how you envisage this course enhancing your working practices to improve patient care in your country. 

If your application for scholarship is successful and an IELTS exam is required to complete your EUCLID application for admission to the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology, the cost of the exam will be met by the University of Edinburgh.

If the University’s criteria for English Language are met, you will be issued with an unconditional offer of a place on the course, which must also be accepted.

Please note that these scholarship awards are likely to be oversubscribed and there is no guarantee you will be successful.  

Further information is available from the University’s degree finder webpage for the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology and from the programme’s RCSEd-hosted web pages.  

Notification

 All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2018.

Related Links

ChM (Master of Surgery) Clinical Ophthalmology