The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for scholarships to its two online courses, the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology.

The MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology offers flexible yet high quality online education and training for the next generation of optometrists, medical and surgical trainees, GPs and other eye healthcare professionals.

There are two featured scholarships for this course, both worth £1000 annually. The Edinburgh Surgery Online Scholarship is available to UK, EU and International students, and applicants must have at least a conditional offer for the 2019/20 academic year to be considered. The scholarships are competitive and awarded on the basis of a personal statement on how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career.

The Sanders Scholarship is UK only and is open to students who are accepted for admission on to the online learning MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology or the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology. Applicants must either be medical or surgical trainees registered with the General Medical Council and working in a recognised training programme in the NHS, or other health professionals involved in delivering eye care in the NHS (e.g., community and hospital optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmic science practitioners, and other ophthalmic allied health professionals). The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit and evidence of a commitment to a career in medical or surgical ophthalmology and / or the applicant’s chosen eye care profession.

The deadline for both these scholarships is 26 July.

The ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology provides advanced education and training for ophthalmic trainees / residents and ophthalmologists preparing for the fellowship examinations and approaching consultancy.

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology are available for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America who have been accepted for admission to the course in 2019/20. Each scholarship will cover tuition fees and funding towards a laptop and internet access, tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress. Selection is based on academic merit and a personal statement. Successful applicants will be committed to working in their country's ophthalmology service on completion of their studies, to using their new found skills to further 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. The deadline is 29 July.

Applicants can find more information, read testimonials and apply to the relevant scholarship here: