Up to twenty NES Primary Care Ophthalmology scholarships are open for the 2019-20 academic session at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants of the UK are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This is awarded to undertake online distance learning MSc programme.
The aim of the scholarships is to attract the best and most motivated people to Edinburgh. Developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), this programme supports the optometrists’ and early career ophthalmology trainees’ acquisition of applied knowledge in the basic ophthalmic sciences.
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Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or-2019 be intending to do so. University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test center.
- Application Deadline: July 26, 2019
- Course Level: Scholarships are provided for online distance learning MSc programme at the University of Edinburgh.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are available for MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology.
- Award: Each scholarship will have a total value of £1,000, which will be deducted from the annual tuition fees for successful applicants’ part-time programmes of study.
- Number of Awards: A limited number of Masters scholarships are available. University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.
- Nationality: Students of UK
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: Students of UK can apply for these scholarships.
- Entrance Requirements: The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online distance learning MSc in Primary Care 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 optometrists registered with the General Optical Council and be working in the Scottish NHS, either as a community or hospital optometrist, and be resident in Scotland.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
- Complete an online EUCLID application for the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology – instructions on full application process can be found on the University’s degree finder page here. Wait for decision on application via EUCLID.
- If eligible to join the course, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept prior to applying for a scholarship.
- Email a personal statement to declare your wish to apply for a scholarship to: surgicalsciences.info-at-ed.ac.uk by 27th July 2018.
Please clearly state ‘Application for Scholarship’ in the subject line of your email and follow instructions a-d below, completing the email with the following information:
a) Do you reside in Scotland and are you working in the Scottish NHS either as a hospital or community optometrist? (Yes/No)
b) Do you hold registration with the General Optical Council? (Yes/No)
c) In no more than 100 words, briefly outline how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career.
d) In no more than 100 words briefly outline how you envisage this course enhancing your working practices to improve patient care in Scotland.
If your application for scholarship is successful, you must meet all of the University’s eligibility criteria for an unconditional offer of a place on the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology, which must also be accepted.
Please note that these scholarship awards are likely to be oversubscribed and there is no guarantee you will be successful.
- Email a personal statement to declare your wish to apply for a scholarship to [email protected] by 26th July 2019.