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Open Society Foundations / University of Edinburgh Scholarships

The Open Society Foundations/University of Edinburgh scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh for students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers in their own country.


Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a master's degree.
Scholarships are available for one-year taught master's programs:
  • MSc in Nationalism Studies
  • MSc in Policy Studies
  • MSc by Research in Political Theory
  • MSc in Social Research
  • MSc in Comparative Public Policy
  • MSc in Social Anthropology
  • MSc in Global Health and Public Policy
  • MSc in Health Inequalities and Public Policy
  • MSc in Health Systems and Public Policy
Each scholarship provides twelve months’ tuition fees at the University of Edinburgh, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and return air travel from the scholar’s home country.

Please note that the award provides no financial assistance in the event of a student wishing to remain in the UK after the normal scholarship period pending an appeal against an academic decision, or for any other reason. In such cases, no additional financial obligation on any of the parties is assumed or implied.
Eligibility

The scholarships are open to applicants from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.

Applicants must:
  • be nationals of, and normally resident in, the above countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident;
  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  • already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a first degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree;
  • have passed an appropriate English language test by the time of taking up the award;
  • return to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies / work there.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country.
Please note that if you have applied, or are applying, for other grants, fellowships or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should alert us to this in your application. While you may apply for more than one program simultaneously, you can be awarded only one Open Society Foundations scholarship or grant for a given period.
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