The University of Edinburgh will be offering four Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarships for school year 2018/19. This is an opportunity open to all students admitted to the online Masters programs offered by the University, including the Edinburgh School of Law's six distance learning LLM programs, as follows:
- LLM in Law
- LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law
- LLM in Medical Law and Ethics
- LLM in Intellectual Property Law
- LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice
- LLM in Information Technology Law
The School of Law first launched its online learning LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law program in September 2005 and after 10 years, the distance learning programs have expanded into six. It now attracts more than 200 online students from 45 countries worldwide.
In support of these students, the Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarships are offered. However, since the scholarships offered are open to all masters students in the University, the selection process is highly competitive. The scholarship will cover the entire tuition fees tenable for 3 years. Application deadline is 1 June 2018.
To be eligible, the Masters student must have been given an offer for a place at the University. The scholarships are available to students that will start the online masters program this year and must not be from within the EU. One of the four scholarships, particularly the one funded by the Sanctuary Walk and Humanitarian Assistance Fund, is reserved to a deserving candidate from the Syrian Arab Republic.
Applicants must originate from any of the following countries to be considered for the scholarship: Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem Rep, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The awarding of the scholarship will be based solely on academic merit. Applicants should have obtained, or expect to get, a 2:1 Honors degree or UK first class at their undergraduate level (or its equivalent). Decisions will be out by August 2018. To learn more about the distance learning LLM and other masters program at the University of Edinburgh, students and professionals are encouraged to join the University's Online Learning Open Day on 25 April 2018. Registration is on-going via the University's website.