Scholarships and Student Funding

The Sanders Scholarship in Clinical Ophthalmology

A number of online distance learning Masters scholarships are available for the academic year 2018-2019.


Each scholarship will have a total value of £1,000, which will be deducted from the annual tuition fees for their part-time programmes of study.  Successful candidates who receive the award in their first year of study may re-apply for a scholarship in their second year of study but availability will be subject to uptake by new Year 1 applicants.


The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and the 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 must be medical or surgical trainees registered with the General Medical Council and working in a recognised training programme in the Scottish NHS, and be resident in Scotland. Applications from other health professionals involved in delivering eye care (except optometrists) in the Scottish NHS may be considered on an individual basis.

Optometrists accepted on to the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology who are working in the Scottish NHS should apply for NES Optometry’s scholarship.


The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit and evidence of a commitment to a career in medical or surgical ophthalmology.


Information on how to apply will follow shortly - the closing date will be 27 July 2018.


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

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