Scholarships in Ophthalmology, University of Edinburgh, UK -2023

Twelve online learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, Central and 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 in academic session 2023-2024.

Application Deadline: Thursday 1st June 2023 23:59 BST.

Type: Masters

Number of Awards: Twelve

Value of Awards: Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire programme of study and funding towards a laptop and internet service. The award is tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should;

  • be senior trainees/residents/registrars in ophthalmology.  Applications from early career ophthalmologists may also be considered.

Eligible Countries: Six scholarships will be allocated to eligible candidates from member countries of The College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan (Republic), Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia). In addition, six scholarships will be allocated to eligible candidates from the other countries listed below:

Algeria Colombia Honduras Mozambique Sri Lanka
Angola Comoros India Namibia Sudan
Argentina Congo Indonesia Nepal Suriname
Azerbaijan Congo (Democratic Republic) Ivory Coast Nicaragua Swaziland
Bangladesh Costa Rica Kazakhstan Niger Tajikistan
Belize Djibouti Kenya Nigeria Tanzania
Benin East Timor (Timor Leste) Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Thailand
Bolivia Ecuador Laos [Lao PDR] Panama Togo
Botswana Egypt Lesotho Paraguay Tunisia
Brazil El Salvador Liberia Peru Turkmenistan
Brunei [Brunei Darussalam] Equatorial Guinea Libya Philippines Uganda
Burkina (Burkina Faso) Eritrea Madagascar Rwanda Ukraine
Burma [Myanmar] Ethiopia Malawi Sao Tome and Principe Uruguay
Burundi Gabon Malaysia Senegal Uzbekistan
Cambodia Gambia, The Mali Seychelles Venezuela
Cameroon Ghana Mauritania Sierra Leone Vietnam
Cape Verde Guatemala Mauritius Singapore Zambia
Central African Republic Guinea Mexico Somalia Zimbabwe
Chad Guinea-Bissau Mongolia South Africa
Chile Guyana Morocco South Sudan

Also eligible are applicants (nationals and residents) of the:

Caribbean Islands

Pacific Islands

Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and the personal statement in which you describe your current contribution to your country’s local and national ophthalmology development plans and how you will use the scholarship to further contribute to the development of ophthalmology services in your country.

Successful applicants will be committed to working in their country’s ophthalmology service on completion of their studies; to using their new found skills to further enhance and develop the service; and to fostering clinical and academic links between their country’s medical universities, ophthalmology teaching hospitals and research institutes and The University of Edinburgh.

How to Apply:

  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) website’s Scholarships section

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of July 2023. 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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