Scholarships and Student Funding

The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship

Three scholarships are available for eligible postgraduate Masters programmes offered by the University in the 2022-2023 academic session.


The scholarship will cover full tuition fees for the duration of the programme of study.


The scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are accepted for admission in the 2022-2023 academic year on one of the listed eligible Human Medical programmes. The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship would particularly welcome applications from students from Africa. 

Eligible Programmes

  • Integrative Neuroscience (MSc by Research) (Full-time)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) (MSc by Research)
  • Human Anatomy (MSc)
  • Science Communication and Public Engagement (MSc) (Full-time)
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) (MSc)
  • Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) (MSc) (Part-time)
  • Science Communication and Public Engagement (MSc) (Online Learning) - 3 years
  • Medical Sciences (MMedSci by Research) (Full-time)
  • Cardiovascular Biology (MSc by Research)
  • Reproductive Sciences (MSc by Research)
  • MSc by Research Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair - 1 Year (Full-Time)
  • Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning) (ChM) - 2 Years (Part-time)
  • General Surgery (Online Learning) (ChM) (Part-time)
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics (Online Learning) (ChM) (Part-time)
  • Urology (Online Learning) (ChM) (Part-time)
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Learning) (ChM)
  • Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 Years (Part-time)
  • Critical Care (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 years (Part-time)
  • Internal Medicine (Online Learning) (MSc) (Part-time)
  • Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 years (Part-time)
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) (MSc) (Part-time)
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 Years (Part-time)
  • Restorative Dentistry (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 Years (Part-Time)
  • Surgical Sciences (Online Learning) (MSc) (Part-time)
  • Public Health (MPH) (Full Time)
  • Family Medicine (MFM) (Online Learning) - 3 Years (Part-time)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) (Online Learning) (Part-time)
  • Clinical Trials (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 years (Part-time)
  • Data Science for Health and Social Care (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 Years (Part-time)
  • Epidemiology (Online Learning) (MSc) - 3 Years (Part-time)
  • Clinical Education (Online Learning) (MSc) (Part-time)

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.

It is envisioned that successful applicants, on completion of their studies, will continue to work in countries that will benefit most from their furthered medical education.

Applicants must be currently domiciled in one of the eligible countries as derived from the DAC List of ODA Recipients for reporting on aid in 2021 :

Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Bangladesh Benin Bhutan
Botswana Burkina Faso Burma
Burundi Cambodia Cameroon
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad
Comoros Congo (Democratic Republic) Congo (Peoples Republic)
Djibouti East Timor (Timor-Leste) Egypt
Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia
Gabon Gambia Ghana
Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti
Ivory Coast Kenya Kiribati
Lao PDR Lesotho Liberia
Libya Madagascar Malawi
Mali Mauritania Mauritius
Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nepal Niger Nigeria
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal
Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands
Somalia South Africa South Sudan
Sudan Swaziland Tanzania
Togo Tunisia Tuvalu
Uganda Yemen Zambia


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement.  Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.

Candidates must also include a personal statement which addresses the following questions (3500 characters maximum):

  • What specific elements of this programme attracted you to the University of Edinburgh?
  • How will successful completion of this programme at the University of Edinburgh benefit your own career and personal development?
  • How will successful completion of this programme at the University of Edinburgh enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 2nd of June deadline has now passed.

  Frequently Asked Questions


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid June 2022