The MSc Internal Medicine and MSc Critical Care are part-time, online learning courses delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the College. Our Scholarships aim to enable talented individuals to undertake either MSc course.

Scholarship applications for 2019 have now closed. Scholarship applications for 2020 will open on 15 January 2020.

100% Scholarships

One full scholarship for each MSc course for a student who is a resident citizen of a Sub-Saharan African Scottish Government International Development partner country (Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia) or a Sub-Saharan African country listed as low income country by the World Bank 

Eligible Countries:

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Central African Republic

Chad

Dem. Rep. Congo

 Eritrea

Ethiopia

The Gambia

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mozambique

Niger

Rwanda

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

 

75% Scholarships

Up to four scholarships for each MSc course where the College will pay 75% of your tuition fees each year for students who are resident citizens of any country listed as low or lower middle income by the World Bank 

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan

Angola

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Bolivia

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Comoros

Rep. of Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

El Salvador

Eswatini

Ghana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyz Republic

Lao PDR

Lesotho

Mauritania

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

São Tomé and Principe

Senegal

Solomon Islands

Sudan

Syria

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Tunisia

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

West Bank & Gaza

Yemen

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

50% Scholarships

A small number of scholarships where the College will pay 50% of your tuition fees each year for students who are resident in the UK or any other country not eligible for the 100% or 75% Scholarships

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 100% and 75% scholarships - applicants should not have previously studied in a World Bank high or upper middle income country (though applicants who have are welcome to apply for the 50% scholarships)
  • Have been accepted onto the MSc Internal Medicine or MSc Critical Care. Applicants must have firm status at the time of submission and have paid the University deposit. RCPE will not reimburse scholarship winners the deposit paid to the University.
World Bank Country Classification

A full list of World Bank country income classification can be found at https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups  

Application and Selection Process

We will use information you supply in the University MSc application process 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 anonymously scored by four assessors. Where the scores are tied, the College reserves the right to make the final decision. Priority will be given to those who are in their first 10 years post-qualifying of their profession.

If you have any queries about the scholarship application process please contact Sophie Milton (s.milton@rcpe.ac.uk)

Past recipients

Term and conditions

The College 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. Applicants must have firm status by the time of submission and have paid the University deposit. RCPE will not reimburse scholarship winners the deposit paid to the University. 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).

Students who are funded at any point of the course by a sponsor (i.e. have their tuition fees paid by an employer, industry or government sponsor, charity or third-party organisation) are not eligible to apply.  Scholarship recipients must advise the College if at any time they obtain funding from another source and stop being self-funding. In such cases the College scholarship will be offered to another student, who is self-funding.

All scholarship recipients will only be eligible to receive one scholarship. Recipients are ineligible to apply for the scholarship if they undertake the alternate MSc programme.

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit an end-of-programme report at the conclusion of their studies.

We will publish limited details of scholarship recipients (name, country, photograph, brief biography) online on either or both of the College or the University of Edinburgh websites, and possibly also on printed materials. If selected, we will seek your permission to do this.