The University of Edinburgh in the UK is inviting applications for the David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology in the 2021/22 academic session.

A number of online learning Masters scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central, and Latin America who have been accepted for admission to the two-year, part-time online ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology in academic session 2020-2021.

Worth of Award

  • Each scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the entire programme of study and funding towards a laptop and internet service.
  • The award is tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress.
  • The scholarship is funded by the generous support of The David and Molly Pyott Foundation.


  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on to the online learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh, one of the Edinburgh Surgery Online suite of Masters programmes.
  • Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
  • Applicants should be advanced trainee ophthalmologists. Applications from ophthalmologists in independent practice may also be considered.

How to Apply

  • Complete an online EUCLID application for the ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology – instructions on the full application process can be found on the University’s degree finder page here.  Wait for a decision on the application via EUCLID.
  • If eligible to join the course, you will be given a conditional or unconditional offer, which you must accept prior to applying for a scholarship.
  • Apply online for the scholarship via the Edinburgh Surgery Online (ESO) website’s Scholarships section by the deadline.

In the ESO Scholarships section, click on The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships title and then click on the link to apply online. You will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Page 1:  University Application Number
  • Enter your University application number (UUN) that you will have received from your online EUCLID application for a place on the ChM.
  • Page 2: Tell Us Where You Are Based
  • Do you reside in and are you a national of one of the LMIC countries listed above?  (Yes/No) Please state which one(s).
  • Page 3: Personal Statement

Include a personal statement (maximum 500 words) in which you describe the following:

  • your reason for applying for the Masters programme
  • how undertaking this course of study will benefit your career, and
  • how you envisage this course enhancing your working practices to transform ophthalmology services in your country to improve eyecare.
  • Page 4: CV (Resumé)
  • Include a copy of your CV (resumé).
  • Page 5: Letter of Support
  • Include a letter of support for your scholarship application from your Ophthalmology Educational/ Training Programme Supervisor or Director in your locality. It is important to us that our scholars are supported in their workplace whilst studying with us.
  • Final Page
  • Acknowledgement of your scholarship application will be provided by the ESO team in due course.

Deadline: Application closes by 23:59 BST on Monday June 1, 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2020.

Click here for more details and to apply