RCPE UK and International Scholarships for Master’s Students in UK, 2014

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh offers 7 UK and international scholarships for masters students. Scholarships are awarded to undertake part-time by distance learning the joint University of Edinburgh/RCPE MSc in Internal Medicine. One full scholarship for the citizens of an eligible Sub-Saharan African country, 75% scholarships for citizens of a DfID priority country and 50% Scholarships for resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list will be awarded. The deadline for scholarship applications for 2014 entry is 30 June 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to undertake the joint University of Edinburgh/RCPE MSc in Internal Medicine.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing part-time, by distance learning master’s degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: To apply applicants must:
-Be self-funding (support from friends and relatives is acceptable)
-Be a resident citizen in a qualifying country
-For the full and 75% scholarships – not have studied in a developed country previously (though applicants who have are welcome to apply for the 50% scholarships)
-Have been accepted onto the MSc

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Sub-Saharan African country (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), DfID priority country(Afghanistan, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Dominica, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Gambia, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and who are resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: RCPE Scholarships aim to enable talented doctors to undertake the joint University of Edinburgh/RCPE MSc in Internal Medicine, part-time, by distance learning. For entry in September 2014 seven scholarships will be awarded. One full scholarship for a doctor who is a resident citizen of an eligible Sub-Saharan African country. Four scholarships where the College will pay 75% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident citizens of a DfID priority country. Two scholarships where the College will pay 50% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list.  RCPE reserves the right to adjust award of scholarships if we do not receive applications from suitably qualified candidates for all scholarships listed. The scholarships will be paid directly to the University of Edinburgh Tuition Fees department, at the start of each academic year. Recipients of all scholarships are expected to obtain passes at Masters level (50%) each year in order to qualify for the next year of funding. Students who pass at 50% or higher and wish to defer for a year before resuming their studies will be able to defer the subsequent years of the scholarship at the College’s discretion. Alternatively, they may conclude their studies with the Certificate (after one year) or Diploma (after 2 years).

Number of award(s): Seven scholarships will be offered.

Duration of award(s): The scholarships will be paid directly to the University of Edinburgh Tuition Fees department, at the start of each academic year. Recipients of all scholarships are expected to obtain passes at masters level (50%) each year in order to qualify for the next year of funding. Students who pass at 50% or higher and wish to defer for a year before resuming their studies will be able to defer the subsequent years of the scholarship at the College’s discretion. Alternatively, they may conclude their studies with the Certificate (after one year) or Diploma (after 2 years).

What does it cover? The RCPE Turner Scholarship-One full scholarship for a doctor who is a resident citizen of an eligible Sub-Saharan African country.
-75% Scholarships-Four scholarships where the College will pay 75% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident citizens of a DfID priority country.
-50% Scholarships-Two scholarships where the College will pay 50% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list.

Selection Criteria: University will use information you supply in the University MSc application process on your educational background, your personal statement and the two academic references, and supplement this with:
Explain how your attainment of this MSc will benefit your career (250 words)
Explain how your attainment of this MSc will benefit the service you work in (250 words)
What is it about this course that makes you want to study with the University of Edinburgh? (200 words)
Each question will be scored by four assessors, and applications with the highest score will be in contention.  Where it is not possible to discern between high-quality applications, decisions will be made by lottery. Priority will be given to those who are in their first 10 years post-qualifying as a doctor.

Notification: Decisions will be made in the first 2 weeks of July and communicated to applicants by the end of July.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for scholarship applications for 2014 entry is 30 June 2014.

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