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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 IGHD 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.

IGHD will have two awards available for 2016-2017.

CSSS applicants should apply directly to the CSC using the Electronic Application System (EAS) Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of eligibility, qualifications, experience and the supporting statement of the application form. The closing date for the CSSS applications is the midnight of Wednesday, 17th March 2016.

Please note that you will also need to apply to the University for a postgraduate place on one of the programmes which are currently eligible for the scholarship. You must have had an offer (ideally unconditional offer)on the programmeby the closing date for the CSSS application – midnight of Wednesday, 17th March 2016.

For details about the awards and application process, please visit

For 2016/17, The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) in Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is offering awards for the following three MSc programmes:

MSc in Global Health

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

Students will receive the outcome by or around 31st March 2016.

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