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.
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.
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:
|Belize||Congo (Democratic Republic)||Indonesia||Niger||Sudan|
|Benin||Costa Rica||Ivory Coast||Nigeria||Suriname|
|Botswana||Ecuador||Laos [Lao PDR]||Panama||Tanzania|
|Brunei [Brunei Darussalam]||El Salvador||Liberia||Peru||Togo|
|Burkina (Burkina Faso)||Equatorial Guinea||Libya||Philippines||Tunisia|
|Burundi||Ethiopia||Malawi||Sao Tome and Principe||Uruguay|
|Cape Verde||Ghana||Mauritania||Sierra Leone||Zambia|
|Central African Republic||Guatemala||Mauritius||Singapore||Zimbabwe|
Also eligible are applicants (nationals and residents) of the:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Email a personal statement to declare your wish to apply for a scholarship to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2018.