Global Health MA Scholarships, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh will offer 2 residential full-time Master’s scholarships and 3 Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.

Deadline: 31/05/2010
Open to: students from countries defined as least developed nations by the UN
Fund: tuition fee

Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following Global Health Academy programmes:

Residential Programmes
–  MSc Global Health and Public Policy
–  MSc Global Health and Anthropology
–  MSc Health Inequalities and Public Policy
–  MSc Health Systems and Public Policy
–  MSc Public Health Research
–  MSc Sociology and Anthropology of Health and Illness

Distance Learning Programmes
–  MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
–  MSc Clinical Education
–  MSc Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases
–  MSc Health Informatics
–  MSc Health Informatics Governance
–  MSc International Health: Non Communicable Diseases
–  MSc Surgical Sciences
–  MSc Translational Medicine

Financial details
–  full-time residential scholarship will cover the overseas rate of tuition fee (maximum £15,450)
–  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

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Health Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the the following countries:
Afghanistan, Madagascar, Angola, Malawi, Bangladesh, Maldives, Benin, Mali, Bhutan, Mauritania, Burkina, Faso Mozambique, Burundi, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal, Cape Verde Niger, Central African Republic Rwanda, Chad, Samoa, Comoros Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of the Congo Senegal, Djibouti Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea Solomon Islands, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Gambia, Timor-Leste, Guinea, Togo, Guinea, Bissau, Tuvalu, Haiti, Uganda, Kribati, United Republic of Tanzania, Lao People’s Democratic Republic Vanuatu, Lesotho, Yemen, Liberia, Zambia.

Countries listed above are defined as least developed nations by the United Nations Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings.

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.

Application Procedure
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application
Applicants for the Distance Learning Scholarship 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.

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May.

Selection Procedure
A Selection Committee will meet in late June to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June.

More info at university web page.

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