David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology 2024

Applications for the David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh are now open to students who are from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean Islands, the Pacific Islands, and Central, and Latin America who have been accepted for admission into the university to study a two-year, part-time online ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology for the academic session 2024-2025.  

Host: David and Pyott Foundation
Open to: International Students
Target: Graduates
Deadline: June 1, 2024

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Eligibility Criteria: David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology
  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission to the online distance 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 or intend to do so. Applicants should be advanced trainee ophthalmologists. 
  • Applications from ophthalmologists in independent practice may also be considered.

NOTE: The David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology Selection is based on academic merit and a 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 upon completion of their studies; to using their new skills to 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.


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

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Application Procedure
  1. Complete an online EUCLID application for the ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology – instructions on the full application process can be found on the university’s degree finder page here.  Wait for a decision on the application via EUCLID.
  2. If you are eligible to join the course, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept before applying for a scholarship.
  3. Apply for the David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology via the Edinburgh Surgery Online (ESO) scholarship 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 Masters programme
  • how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career, and
  • How do you envisage this course enhancing 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 and 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.

For a list of the English language proficiency tests approved by the University for applicants for postgraduate study, including TOEFL-iBT Home Edition which can be completed online at home, please visit the Entry Requirements section of the ChM’s degree finder page on the University’s website

If the University’s criteria for English Language are met by your offer letter’s stipulated deadline, you will be issued with an unconditional offer of a place on the course, 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.  

Further information about the ChM programme is available from the University’s degree finder webpage for the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology .  Video testimonials from some of our ChM graduates can be viewed on the Ophthalmology Masters webpages, along with an introductory video by the ChM’s Programme Director, Professor Baljean Dhillon. 

For more information, visit the David and Pyott Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship in Ophthalmology

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