University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy Distance Learning Master's Scholarship for Developing Countries

Global Health Academy Distance Learning Master's Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Health, Medicine, Vet Medicine
Course Level: Postgraduate (master’s)
Provider: University of Edinburgh
Country to Study in: Any country (online)

Scholarship Description
Each year, the University of Edinburgh offers the Edinburgh Global Health Academy Distance Learning Master’s Scholarship to international students from developing countries.

For 2016/2017 academic session, the University has compressed this prestigious scholarship with another of its prestigious scholarship, the Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships. This decision may be rescinded for subsequent years. Therefore, for the current version of this scholarship, please see the Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarship.

Edinburgh Global Health Academy Distance Learning Master's Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible online distance learning Global Health Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh commencing in 2015-2016.

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

Applicants intending to study an on campus programme of study are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in one of the eligible countries.

Selection criteria:
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.

Eligible groups
Citizens and residents of the following eligible countries:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia

Participating Institution(s)
Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fields of Study
Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following distance learning Global Health Academy programmes:
  • Master of Public Health (online)
  • MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Clinical Management of Pain
  • MSc Clinical Trials
  • MSc Global eHealth
  • MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases
  • MSc International Animal Health
  • MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law
  • LLM Medical Law & Ethics
  • MSc One Health
  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement
  • MVetSci Conservation Medicine
Number of awards
The University will offer 4 Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes

Sponsorship duration
The value of the scholarship is applied over the whole duration of the eligible online programme

Scholarship benefits
Each distance learning scholarship will have a total value over the duration of the programme of £9,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.

Method of Application
To apply to this scholarship, you must first have applied for admission into an eligible course at the University of Edinburgh. Eligible applicants should complete an Online Scholarship Application.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Applicants for the Distance Learning Scholarships are asked when completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, to indicate why distance learning suits their particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and access to the 'Postgraduate Master's Online Scholarship Application Form'.

The CLOSING DATE for applications for these scholarships every year is usually the 31st of May of that year. For the 2015/2016 academic session, however, closing date for applications is 29 May 2015.

You MUST have applied for admission into the University and have full EASE authentication, BEFORE gaining access to the online application form.

A Selection Committee will meet in late June 2015 to select the scholarship holders. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in July 2015

Application Deadline: 29 May 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Edinburgh Global and non-Global Scholarships


  1. I have been already admitted to do online postgraduate masters in Pharmacy with an offer of partial scholarship of $ 2000 by the Atlantic international university ( AIU ) Hawaai,USA but unable to get the remaining funding of $ 3600 .Please assist me to locate an external funding agency so as not to miss this opportunity.
    Kind regards,
    Tamimu Muatapha Kallon Sierra Leone west Africa( )

  2. Is this turuey a scholarship or just something to get peoples attention?
    Why is this scholarship offered mostly (95%) French speaking African Countries? If not , because only few persons would apply for it. Please guys be serious.