How to Apply For Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Scholarships at the University Of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body registered in Scotland that is acknowledged by the UK authorities as a recognized body that has been granted degree-awarding powers. Founded by the town council under the authority of a royal charter of King James VI in 1582 and officially opened in 1583, it is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and the sixth oldest university in continuous operation in the English-speaking world.

The university played an important role in Edinburgh becoming a chief intellectual center during the Scottish Enlightenment and contributed to the city being nicknamed the Athens of the North. It is ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom and the world. The university will offer twenty Master’s scholarships for eligible part-time distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the university. The course starts Sept 2023.

Scholarship Requirements

==> Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Master’s programme offered by the University in session 2023-2024 academic programme.

==> Applicants must be nationals and residents of the out-listed countries (visit the school website for the PDF containing the listed 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 Organization for Economic Corporation and Development Assistance Committee.

==> 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 the master’s level previously.
  • 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 five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.
  • 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 them 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?

Level/Field of Study

Any online part-time distance learning Master’s programme offered by the University.

Scholarship Value/Duration

Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees and will be tenable for the normal duration of the programme of study.

Application Instructions

Instructions on how to apply for the scholarship will be found on the official website. The deadline for applications is 5 June 2023, 11:59 pm BST.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Good luck to you as you embark on your scholarship application journey.