Fully Funded Scholarships in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh 2024-25

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Introduction

The Fully Funded Scholarships in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh is open for developing countries students. A number of online distance learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and Latin America who have been accepted for admission to the two-year, part-time online ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology.

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Benefits

The Fully Funded Scholarships in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh will cover the tuition fee for the entire program of study and funding towards a laptop and internet service.  The award is tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress.

Eligibility

The Fully Funded Scholarships in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh are stated below:

  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, one of the Edinburgh Surgery Online suite of Masters programmes.
  • 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. Applicants should be advanced trainee ophthalmologists. 
  • Applications from ophthalmologists in independent practice may also be considered.
  • Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the following countries in Award Webpage

Others

How to Apply for Fully Funded Scholarships in Ophthalmology at University of Edinburgh

  1. Complete an online EUCLID application for the ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology – instructions on full application process can be found on the University’s degree finder page here.  Wait for decision on application via EUCLID.
  2. If eligible to join the course, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept prior to applying for a scholarship.
  3. Apply online for the scholarship via the Edinburgh Surgery Online (ESO) scholarships online application form

In the ESO Scholarships section, click on The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships title and then click on the link to apply online. You will be asked to enter the following information:

Page 1:  University Application Number

Enter your University application number (UUN) that you will have received from your online EUCLID application for a place on the ChM.

Page 2: Tell Us Where You Are Based

Do you reside in and are you a national of one of the LMIC countries listed above?  (Yes/No) Please state which one(s).

Page 3: Personal Statement

Include a personal statement (maximum 500 words) in which you describe the following: 

  • your reason for applying for the Masters programme
  • how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career, and
  • how you envisage this course enhancing your working practices to transform ophthalmology services in your country to improve eyecare. 

Page 4: CV (Resumé)

Include a copy of your CV (resumé).

Page 5: Letter of Support

Include a letter of support for your scholarship application from your Ophthalmology Educational/ Training Programme Supervisor or Director in your locality. It is important to us that our scholars are supported in their workplace whilst studying with us.

Final Page

Acknowledgement of your scholarship application will be provided by the ESO team in due course.

If your application for scholarship is successful and a University-approved English language proficiency test (e.g., IELTS) is required to complete your EUCLID application for admission to the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology, the cost of the exam will be met by the University of Edinburgh.

For a list of the English language proficiency tests approved by the University for applicants for postgraduate study, including TOEFL-iBT Home Edition which can be completed online at home, please visit the Entry Requirements section of the ChM’s degree finder page on the University’s website

If the University’s criteria for English Language are met by your offer letter’s stipulated deadline, you will be issued with an unconditional offer of a place on the course, which must also be accepted.

Please note that these scholarship awards are likely to be oversubscribed and there is no guarantee you will be successful.  

Further information about the ChM programme is available from the University’s degree finder webpage for the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology .  Video testimonials from some of our ChM graduates can be viewed on the Ophthalmology Masters webpages, along with an introductory video by the ChM’s Programme Director, Professor Baljean Dhillon. 

Notification

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

Please note that acceptance for admission to the ChM does not guarantee acceptance for a scholarship. The admission and scholarship applications are two separate online application processes.

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