Online Commonwealth Scholarships, Global Health at the University of Edinburgh (Postgraduates)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336, VAT Registration Number GB 592 9507 00, and is acknowledged by the UK authorities as a “Recognised body” which has been granted degree awarding powers.

The University's Global Health Academy has been awarded 10 fully funded studentships across six online Masters programmes within the domain of Global Health.


The scholarship includes full tuition fee and resources to enhance student participation, access and research skills. This includes participation in a summer school; contribution towards student costs of internet access & printing (journal articles, etc); and a contribution to MSc project costs (materials, travel, etc).


The scholarships will be awarded to a candidate who is accepted for admission on to an eligible programme and who is a citizen of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries:

  • Bangladesh

  • Botswana

  • Cameroon

  • Ghana

  • India

  • Kenya

  • Lesotho

  • Malawi

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mauritius

  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • Nigeria

  • Pakistan

  • Rwanda

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Solomon Islands

  • South Africa

  • Sri Lanka

  • Swaziland

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda

  • Zambia

Eligible programmes:

  • MSc Clinical Education

  • MSc Family Medicine

  • MSc Global Challenges

  • MSc Global eHealth

  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine

  • eMPH Public Health

Students enrolled on these eligible Masters programmes become members of the Global Health Academy community which encourages both intra- and inter-disciplinary engagement and communication

The Global Health Academy initiative cuts across the traditional vertical health structures moving to novel integrated health systems training. Our aim is to promote a global community of practice where students can access multiple strands of knowledge from many different experts to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century.

For example, non-communicable diseases are changing the face of African, Asian and Latin American health and healthcare and require not just disease specialists but experts in logistics, in training and policy and in technologies especially, e- and m-health, in order to create stronger community health. Students taking these courses find them rewarding in the opportunity they present to engage with professionals from industry, medicine, policy and research.

How To Apply

Applicants who are eligible for these scholarships should apply for one of the six eligible programmes in the first instance and notify the programme director of their intention to apply for the scholarship. The programme director will then give you further information on how to apply. The closing date for scholarship applications is 12th May, 2017 at 2359 hours BST.


Clinical Education - Debbie Spence

Family Medicine -

Global Challenges  -

Global eHealth -

Paediatric Emergency Medicine - Lisa Horsburgh

eMPH Public Health -

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

Deadline: 1st July, 2017.
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