University of Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarships(Fully-funded and open to 82 nationalities)

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The University of Edinburgh will offer twenty Masters scholarships for eligible part-time distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.


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


Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Masters programme offered by the University in session 2024-2025.

Please note that only programmes of study that are at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Descriptor Level 11 are able to be considered for this scholarship.  Some programmes of study may have ‘Masters’ in their title but are at SCQF Descriptor Level 12, for example Master of Surgery (ChM), and are therefore not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants must be nationals and residents of the following countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Benin
  6. Bhutan
  7. Bolivia
  8. Burkina Faso
  9. Burundi
  10. Cabo Verde
  11. Cambodia
  12. Cameroon
  13. Central African Republic
  14. Chad
  15. Comoros
  16. Congo
  17. Côte d’Ivoire
  18. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  19. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  20. Djibouti
  21. Egypt
  22. Eritrea
  23. Eswatini
  24. Ethiopia
  25. Gambia
  26. Ghana
  27. Guinea
  28. Guinea-Bissau
  29. Haiti
  30. Honduras
  31. India
  32. Iran
  33. Jordan
  34. Kenya
  35. Kiribati
  36. Kyrgyzstan
  37. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  38. Lebanon
  39. Lesotho
  40. Liberia
  41. Madagascar
  42. Malawi
  43. Mali
  44. Mauritania
  45. Micronesia
  46. Mongolia
  47. Morocco
  48. Mozambique
  49. Myanmar
  50. Nepal
  51. Nicaragua
  52. Niger
  53. Nigeria
  54. Pakistan
  55. Papua New Guinea
  56. Philippines
  57. Rwanda
  58. Samoa
  59. Sao Tome and Principe
  60. Senegal
  61. Sierra Leone
  62. Solomon Islands
  63. Somalia
  64. South Sudan
  65. Sri Lanka
  66. Sudan
  67. Syrian Arab Republic
  68. Tajikistan
  69. Tanzania
  70. Timor-Leste
  71. Togo
  72. Tokelau
  73. Tunisia
  74. Tuvalu
  75. Uganda
  76. Ukraine
  77. Uzbekistan
  78. Vanuatu
  79. Viet Nam
  80. Yemen
  81. Zambia
  82. Zimbabwe

Eligible Countries Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarship (60.31 KB PDF)

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 Organisation for Economic Corporation and Development Assistance Committee. Full list can be found at: DAC List of ODA Recipients 2024-2025

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.


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 masters level previously.


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 you 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?

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The scholarship deadline is 23:59pm BST Monday 3rd June 2024.

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.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password.  If you require assistance, please go to If you have not applied for admission, please go ahead and do this and you will receive your University User Name and password.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (511.17 KB PDF)


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

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