Scholarships and Student Funding

The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship

Three scholarships are available for eligible postgraduate programmes offered by the University in the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 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)
  • MSc Cancer Biology and Precision Oncology (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)

On Campus

  • 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 listed below and as derived from the  DAC List of ODA Recipients 2024-2025

Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Bangladesh Benin Botswana
Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad Comoros Congo
Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea


Gambia Ghana Guinea
Guinea Bissau Haiti Kenya
Kiribati Lao People's Democratic Republic


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 Tanzania


Tuvalu Uganda Western Sahara
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?


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 BST 30th May 2024.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password.  If you require assistance, please go to If you have not applied for admission, please go ahead and do this and you will receive your University User Name and password.

  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 2024.


Hedwig Ponjee