University of Edinburgh Online Learning Masters Scholarships for International Students 2024

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, has announced scholarship opportunities for international students for its Online Masters Programmes. The University of Edinburgh will offer twenty Masters Scholarships for eligible part-time distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University. Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Masters programme offered by the University in session 2024-2025.

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence. With a history dating back to 1583, it is one of the UK’s oldest universities and Scotland’s largest, generating a turnover of more than £840 million each year.

The Institution has a rich history of discovery, invention, and innovation, including the theory of the Higgs boson, for which Professor Peter Higgs received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep at the university’s Roslin Institute. In the most recent assessment of research excellence in UK institutions, 38% of the university’s research was classified as world-leading, with another 45% ranked as internationally good.

Edinburgh offers a superior learning and teaching atmosphere for its diverse student body, comprising 26,000 undergraduates and over 15,000 postgraduates, with 45% originating from international backgrounds. Pioneering the advancement of education, the university spearheaded the introduction of innovative learning methods. It notably became the inaugural UK institution to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) globally and received the esteemed Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013 for its pioneering distance learning master’s programs, revolutionizing postgraduate education, particularly for aspiring surgeons.


  • Masters Degree

Eligible Countries

  • International Students


  • UK

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

1. 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.

2. Applicants must be nationals and residents of the eligible countries

Please note that only programmes of study that are at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Descriptor Level 11 are able to be considered for this scholarship.  Some programmes of study may have ‘Masters’ in their title but are at SCQF Descriptor Level 12, for example Master of Surgery (ChM), and are therefore not eligible for this scholarship.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees and will be tenable for the normal duration of the programme of study.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement.  Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

Required Documents

Applicants will be asked to include the following within their personal statement: Within your personal statement please include:

(a) The specific elements of this programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh;

(b) Confirm how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career and personal development  

(c) How this will enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

How to Apply

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

Interested candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the scholarship

Application Deadline

June 3, 2024 (11:59pm BST)