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Funding and Scholarships

Before making your application to the University, it is important to be aware of the costs involved in studying overseas i.e. the tuition fees and the living costs. It is essential to ensure you have organised funding prior to arriving in the UK, in particular if you are an international student from outside of the EU and you need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa.

There is a lot of competition for a limited amount of funding. You can find information on suggested sources of funding here . It must be noted that none of the suggestions is guaranteed.

Do not travel to the UK unless you are sure that you have the funds available to pay for your studies AND your living expenses, as it is extremely difficult to make funding arrangements once you have left your home country.

You can find IIHD course fees here

QMU International Scholarships

Santander Scholarships 2014-15

Carnegie Trust (Scottish)

The Scottish International Education Trust (Scottish)

Saltire Scholarships (Canada, China, India, USA)

Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme

World Bank Scholarship Programme

Ghana Education Trust Fund

HIV Research Trust

Jean Monnet Fellowships Programme (Turkey)

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships Programme

UNESCO Study Abroad

UNESCO L'Oreal, for Women in Science

JN Tata Endowment Fund (Indian Nationals)

Becas Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockman (Mexican Students)

Anandamahidol (Thailand)

Bolashak (Kazakhstan)

Jason (Australia)

Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)

International Education Financial Aid (US & International)


Scholarship Search

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

CSSS applicants should apply to IIHD directly. Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of eligibility, qualifications, experience and the supporting statement of the application form. Following the closing date for applications (23:59 hours on Wednesday, 18th March 2015), we will ask nominees to complete the CSC’s application form using their Electronic Application System (EAS). Please note that nominees must complete their application via the EAS by midnight on 16th April 2015 at the latest, in order to be officially nominated to the CSC by their host university.

For details about the awards and application process, please visit the CSSS website

For 2015/16, The Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD) in Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is offering two awards for the following MSc programmes:

MSc in International Health

MSc in Sexual & Reproductive Health
MSc in Social Justice, Development and Health

Before applying for the scholarship you need to apply directly to the University for a postgraduate place on one of above courses and you must have had unconditional offer on the course by the closing date 18th March 2015 (extended deadline) .

The CSSS application deadline for Queen Margaret University is 12:00 hours on Tuesday, 18th March 2015.

Students will receive the outcome by or around 31st March 2015.

Download application form

2015 Prospectus for Commonwealth Scholarships

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