Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh UK and International Scholarships
RCPE Scholarships aim to enable talented doctors to undertake the joint University of Edinburgh/RCPE MSc in Internal Medicine, part-time, by distance learning. Seven scholarships were awarded for entry in 2013, eight in 2014 and ten in 2015.
The RCPE Turner Scholarship
One full scholarship for a doctor who is a resident citizen of an eligible Sub-Saharan African country
Four scholarships where the College will pay 75% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident citizens of a DfID priority country
Two scholarships where the College will pay 50% of your tuition fees each year for doctors who are resident in the UK or any country not in the DfID list
Term and conditions
RCPE reserves the right to adjust award of scholarships if we do not receive applications from suitably qualified candidates for all scholarships listed.
The scholarships will be paid directly to the University of Edinburgh Tuition Fees department, at the start of each academic year. Recipients of all scholarships are expected to obtain passes at Masters level (50%) each year in order to qualify for the next year of funding. Students who pass at 50% or higher and wish to defer for a year before resuming their studies will be able to defer the subsequent years of the scholarship at the College’s discretion. Alternatively, they may conclude their studies with the Certificate (after one year) or Diploma (after 2 years).
Students who are funded at any point of the course by a sponsor (i.e. have their tuition fees paid by an employer, industry or government sponsor, charity or third-party organisation) are not eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients must advise the RCPE if at any time they obtain funding from another source and stop being self-funding. In such cases the RCPE scholarship will be offered to another student, who is self-funding.
Scholarship recipients will be required to submit an end-of-programme report at the conclusion of their studies.
We would like to publish limited details of scholarship recipients (name, country, photograph, brief biography) online on either or both of the RCPE or the University of Edinburgh websites, and possibly also on printed materials. If selected, we will seek your permission to do this.