Scholarships and Student Funding

The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship

Three scholarships are available for eligible postgraduate programmes offered by the University in the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 academic year on one of the listed eligible Human Medical programmes. The Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship would particularly welcome applications from students from Africa. 

Eligible Programmes


  • MSc Critical Care (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Clinical Education (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Clinical Trials (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care (Online Learning) – 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Epidemiology (Online Learning) – 3 years (Part Time)
  • MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Internal Medicine (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Restorative Dentistry - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MSc Surgical Sciences (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MFM Family Medicine (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • MPH Public Health (Online Learning) - 3 years (Part-Time)
  • ChM Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Learning) - 2 years (Part-Time)
  • ChM General Surgery (Online Learning) - 2 years (Part-Time)
  • ChM Trauma and Orthopaedics (Online Learning) - 2 years (Part-Time)
  • ChM Urology (Online Learning) - 2 years (Part-Time)
  • ChM Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Learning) - 2 years (Part-Time)


  • MSc Human Anatomy (1 year)
  • MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement (1 year)
  • MSc (by Research) Biomedical Sciences (Life Sciences) (1 year)
  • MSc (by Research) Cardiovascular Biology (1 year)
  • MSc (by Research) Integrative Neuroscience (1 year)
  • MSc (by Research) Reproductive Sciences (1 year)
  • MSc (by Research) Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair (1 year)
  • MMedSci (by Research) Medical Sciences (1 year)
  • MPH Public Health (1 year)

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. Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

Applicants must be currently domiciled in one of the eligible countries as derived from the  DAC-List-of-ODA-Recipients-for-reporting-2022-23-flows.pdf (

Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Bangladesh Benin Bhutan
Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic       Chad Comoros

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea


Gabon Gambia Ghana
Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti
Kenya Kiribati

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lesotho Liberia Libya
Madagascar Malawi Mali
Mauritania Mauritius Morocco
Mozambique Myanmar Namibia
Nepal Niger Nigeria
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe      Senegal
Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia
South Africa South Sudan Sudan


Tunisia Tuvalu Uganda
Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe


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 each of 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 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 1st June 2023 deadline has now passed.

  Frequently Asked Questions

 Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (511.17 KB PDF)


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by late June/early July 2023


Hedwig Ponjee