Course(s) Offered: Eligible fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: University of Edinburgh
Country to Study in: UK
IMPORTANT NOTE (Dec 2016): Please see Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships and Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships.
Every year, the University of Edinburgh offers scholarships to students from both the less developed countries and the UK/EU.
The University will offer master's scholarships covering the overseas rate of fee for students from less developed countries and another set of master's scholarships covering the "home" rate of tuition fee for UK/EU students for eligible Master's programmes offered by the University.
The scholarships covering the overseas rate of fee will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Development Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh.
Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the countries listed below.
The scholarship will be awarded 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.
Citizens who are also residents of the following countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- United Republic of Tanzania
For more on this, see United Nations Statistics Division.
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Fields of Study
Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following Global Development Academy programmes:
- MSc International Development
- MSc Africa and International Development
- MSc Environment and Development
1 Master's scholarship for students from less developed countries and 3 Master's scholarships for UK/EU students
Throughout duration of the masters Programme
Each scholarship for students from less developed countries will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee, while a further two scholarships will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee only.
Method of Application
If you have not yet applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh, please do so first before applying for this scholarship.
Eligible applicants should complete an "online scholarship application" which is found on the official website (link to it is below).
Whilst completing this application you will be asked to provide the following:
- Your personal details;
- Details of any degrees you hold or expect to hold;
- A personal statement of no more than 300 words;
- Any additional information that you believe would assist in evaluating your application;
- Details of any other scholarships or awards you hold or have held.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information and also to access the "Postgraduate Master's Online Scholarship Application Form".
The closing date for applications for this scholarship is 11 April 2014
A Selection Committee will meet in May 2014 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced shortly thereafter.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.
Application Deadline: 11 April 2014
Open to International Applicants: Yes
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: List of Edinburgh Global and non-Global Scholarships