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David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology

DEADLINE: 1 June 2024


Nine online learning scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, Central and South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and Latin America who have been accepted for admission to the two-year, part-time online ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology in academic session 2024-2025 at the University of Edinburgh.


Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire programme of study and funding towards a laptop and internet service. The award is tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress.


The scholarship is funded by the generous support of The David and Molly Pyott Foundation.


Eligibility

  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission to the online learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, one of the Edinburgh Surgery Online suite of Masters programmes.  

  • 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 should be senior trainees/residents/registrars in ophthalmology.  

  • Applications from early career ophthalmologists may also be considered.


Criteria

Selection is based on academic merit and the personal statement in which you describe your current contribution to your country's local and national ophthalmology development plans and how you will use the scholarship to further contribute to the development of ophthalmology services in your country.


Successful applicants will be committed to working in their country's ophthalmology service on completion of their studies; to using their new found skills to further enhance and develop the service; and to fostering clinical and academic links between their country's medical universities, ophthalmology teaching hospitals and research institutes and The University of Edinburgh.


Applying

The scholarship deadline is 1st June 2024.

  1. Complete an online EUCLID application for the ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology – instructions on full application process can be found on the University’s degree finder page.  Wait for a decision on application via EUCLID.

  2. If eligible to join the programme, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept prior to applying for a scholarship.

  3. Apply online for the scholarship via the Edinburgh Surgery Online (ESO) scholarships online application form


In the ESO Scholarships section, click on The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships title and then click on the link to apply online. You will be asked to enter the following information:


Page 1:  University Application Number

Enter your University application number (UUN) that you will have received from your online EUCLID application for a place on the ChM.


Page 2: Tell Us Where You Are Based

Do you reside in and are you a national of one of the LMIC countries listed above?  (Yes/No) Please state which one(s).


Page 3: Personal Statement

Include a personal statement (maximum 500 words) in which you describe the following: 

  • your reason for applying for the postgraduate programme of study

  • how undertaking this programme of study will benefit your career, and

  • how you envisage this programme of study enhances

  • your working practices to transform ophthalmology services in your country to improve eyecare. 


Page 4: CV (Resumé)

Include a copy of your CV (resumé).


Page 5: Letter of Support

Include a letter of support for your scholarship application from your Ophthalmology Educational/ Training Programme Supervisor or Director in your locality. It is important to us that our scholars are supported in their workplace whilst studying with us.


Final Page

Acknowledgement of your scholarship application will be provided by the ESO team in due course.


If your application for scholarship is successful and a University-approved English language proficiency test (e.g., IELTS) is required to complete your EUCLID application for admission to the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology, the cost of the exam will be met by the University of Edinburgh.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of July 2024. Please note that acceptance for admission to the ChM does not guarantee acceptance for a scholarship. The admission and scholarship applications are two separate online application processes.

 

Contact

Scholarships email address eso.scholarships@ed.ac.uk 


Apply

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