Tuition-fee Awards for the David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on April 20, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo, Costa Rica, Djibouti, East Timor (Timor Timur), Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The University of Edinburgh offers a scholarship for outstanding students in Latin America, Africa, Central and South Asia, Pacific Island, and Caribbean Isaland to apply for the David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarship in Ophthalmology. The scholarship is a twelve online learning masters scholarship for the academic year of 2023-2024.

Clinical Ophthalmology Online Learning at the University of Edinburgh

ChM has been developed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and international ophthalmology registrants/residents. This is achieved through a curriculum recognizing eye care interests in test preparation and hospital practice. This program will be taught in an online program. You will be supported by discussions with e-tutors – all top doctors in their fields. You can also access great learning resources, including subscriptions to major online books and journals.

The admitted online students will have access to Edinburgh’s resources and become part of the supportive online communities which bring together tutors and students worldwide. The online structure of the program wil be fully interactive, high-quality, and award-winning lectures that will also enable students to communicate with their highly qualified professors in the comfort of their homes. All students will be expected to lead the e-journals and e-seminars.

All academic courses (core and special courses) will allow every student to explore research and teaching methods. Students will also develop skills to analyze published evidence and explore interactive and written clinical communication skills. Knowledge and understanding are assessed through a formal multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam designed to reflect students’ upcoming exams. The students will also participate in academic discussion forums, lead and moderate debates, and create a reflective e-portfolio.

Scholarship Provider: David and Molly Pyott Foundation 

About the Provider 

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation is a private, US-based charitable foundation dedicated to three main goals: to educate and teach eye care professionals around the world to provide better eye care; improve care for persons with disabilities; and ensure safe jobs for young people. The Python Foundation generously supports the Order of St. John, who became a US Monk, St. John of Jerusalem, and the Eye Association of St. John Ophthalmic.

The University of Edinburgh 

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh was one of the country’s first educational and research institutions. This makes it one of the oldest educational and research institutions in the country. More than 100,000 people visit the University of Edinburgh every year. This is one of the most famous and largest universities in the world. It is currently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world according to a report by QS World University Rankings.

The majority of the more than 15,000 postgraduate students and 26,000 undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh come from countries other than the UK. These students benefit from the quality teaching and learning environment at this institution. There is a range of study program options at the university for both local and international students. Outstanding students are annually awarded a scholarship that can help them with their financial challenges and complete their higher degrees.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Countries from Latin America, Africa, Central and South Asia, Pacific Island, and Caribbean Isaland
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Field: Ophthalmology
  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Number of Awards: 12
  • Duration: For up to two years
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition fee, Laptop, and Internet Connection
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application, the students must meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarship.

  • Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted for admission to the Online Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, one of the Edinburgh online Master of Surgery programs. Applicants must have received an offer of a place at the University of Edinburgh and have expressly accepted or intend to accept the offer. Applicants must be experienced in training/resident/registrar in ophthalmology. Applications from young ophthalmologists may also be considered.
  • International qualified countries are required to have good communication skills in oral and written English. The applicants must demonstrate their level of English regardless of their nationality.
  • Must have a good academic background

English Language Requirements 

The university will be accepting the following English Language test score results:

  • IELTS test score of 6.5 or with at least 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT total of 92
  • C1 Advance CAE total of 176
  • PTE total score of 62

Selection Criteria 

Selection is based will be based on academic merit and a personal statement describing your current contribution to your country’s local and national ophthalmology development plan and how you will use the scholarship to further contribute to the development of ophthalmic services in your country.

Candidates who are successfully employed in their country’s eye services after completing their studies; use their new skills to further improve and develop the Service; and to promote clinical and academic links between the country’s medical universities, eye teaching hospitals, and research institutes, and the University of Edinburgh.

Scholarship Awards 

Twelve successful students will be awarded the David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarship by the University of Edinburgh. The successful students will be awarded full tuition fee coverage for the entire program and funds towards the student’s laptop and internet services fees.

Application Process

  • The students must complete the application for the Clinical Ophthalmology ChM in an online portal provided by the university.
  • Applicants must complete the full details of the application.
  • As part of the application process, the students are required to submit additional documents needed to support the scholarship application.

Required Documents 

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Support

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 1. 2023

Application Notification 

All applicants will be notified by the end of June 2023.

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