Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh will offer twelve scholarships for distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.

Award

Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees and will be tenable for the normal duration of the programme of study. 

Eligibility

Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Masters programme offered by the University in session 2021-2022.

Applicants must be nationals and residents of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem Rep
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem Rep
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen, Rep
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Eligible countries for this scholarship are based on the categories 'Least Developed Countries' and 'Other low income Countries' as stated by the Organisation for Economic Corporation and Development Assistance Committee. Full list can be found at: DAC-List-of-ODA-Recipients-for-reporting-2020-flows.pdf (oecd.org)

 

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.

Criteria

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.

Applying

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 1st of June deadline has now passed. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of September 2021.