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Funding and Scholarships

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



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 Thursday, 20th March 2014), 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 2014 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 2014/15, 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
MSc in Global Health Systems
MSc in Human Resources for Global 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 24th March 2014 (extended deadline) .

The CSSS application deadline for Queen Margaret University is 12:00 hours on Monday, 24th March 2014 (extended).

Students will receive the outcome by or around 31st March 2014.

Download application form


Funding and Scholarships

Other sources pertinent to study at IIHD:

QMU Scholarships

Santander Scholarships 2013

Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme


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