University of Edinburgh invites application for twenty four scholarships for online distance learning available for pursuing online distance learning masters degree programme in Clinical Ophthalmology.
The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit and evidence of a commitment to a career in medical or surgical ophthalmology.
Worth of Award

  • Each scholarship will have a total value of £1,000, which will be deducted from the annual tuition fees for their part-time programmes of study.
  • Successful candidates who receive the award in their first year of study may re-apply for a scholarship in their second year of study but availability will be subject to uptake by new Year 1 applicants.


  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.
  • 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 must be medical or surgical trainees registered with the General Medical Council and working in a recognised training programme in the Scottish NHS, and be resident in Scotland. Applications from other health professionals involved in delivering eye care (except optometrists) in the Scottish NHS may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Optometrists accepted on to the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology who are working in the Scottish NHS should apply for NES Optometry’s scholarship.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Supporting Material: In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:
-A personal statement of no more than 300 words, indicating your sub-specialty interests and why online distance learning suits your particular circumstances
-An outline of your preferred research project for either your MSc dissertation in Year 3 of the MSc or your Specialist Academic Activity in Year 2 of the ChM, depending on which programme you will be undertaking
-Any additional information that you believe would assist us in evaluating your application
-Details of any potential conflicts of interest arising from work or personal relationships with staff of NHS Education for Scotland, the University of Edinburgh or the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Deadline: All applications must be submitted no later than 29th July 2016.

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