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 2024-2025.

Please note that only programmes of study that are at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Descriptor Level 11 are able to be considered for this scholarship.  Some programmes of study may have 'Masters' in their title but are at SCQF Descriptor Level 12, for example Master of Surgery (ChM), and are therefore not eligible for this scholarship.  

Applicants must be nationals and residents of the following countries:

Eligible countries for this scholarship are based on the categories 'Least Developed Countries', 'Other low income Countries' and 'Lower Middle 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 2024-2025

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 on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement.  Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

Applying

Applications are now closed as the 3rd June 2024 deadline has passed.

Applicants will be asked to include the following within their personal statement: Within your personal statement please include: (a) the specific elements of this programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh; (b) confirm how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career and personal development and (c) how this will enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (511.17 KB PDF)

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid July 2024.