Scholarships and Student Funding

MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel) Scholarship

The School is delighted to offer ten scholarships to UK and International applicants accepted onto the MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel) Pathway in the 2021-2022 academic session, funded by the UK Froebel Trust.


Each award is worth 50% of the UK tuition fees and will be paid directly towards programme fees.

For example, in 2021-2022 the award is worth £5,650 for a 1-year full-time student. Awardees commencing part-time study will have this amount paid towards tuition fees in proportionate annual instalments, for example the first half of the scholarship paid in year one of two, the second half paid in year two of two for those studying the part-time 2-year mode.


The scholarships are available to UK and International applicants who have been accepted onto the MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel) Pathway and are commencing study in 2021-2022. Applicants to the full-time or part-time (two-year and three-year) study modes are eligible.

Applicants who have already commenced their programme of study on the closing date are not eligible for this scholarship.


These scholarships are competitive and will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic and professional merit and economic need as described in the scholarship application personal statement.

Successful candidates will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Academic ability (as evidenced in standard application and references)
  • Professional experience (as evidenced in standard application and references)
  • Suitability for the programme applied for in terms of previous study and work experience (standard application)
  • Commitment to scholarship in the field of Early Childhood Education (as evidenced by the standard application and the statement in the scholarship application form).

Applicants with degrees of lower academic standing (e.g. under 2:1) but with a genuine interest and/or considerable work experience in the area of study are encouraged to apply. In cases where academic merit is equal, consideration of prior experience, demonstrable interest in the area of study and references will be considered.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 15th May 2021.

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 ten 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

 Frequently Asked Questions


Programme directors will convene a selection committee to select the scholarship holders in June.  All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2021.

Related Links

MSc Education

UK Froebel Trust