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Master’s studentships allocated by the Digital Health and Care Institute

14 master’s studentships allocated by the Digital Health and Care Institute - six available for January 2019 start

Friday, August 31, 2018
Dr Sanna Rimpiläinen, Research & Skills Manager

The DHI is delighted to have allocated a total of fourteen master’s scholarships in Digital Health and Care by the end of August to five Scottish HEIs. Twelve students will start in the autumn term and two in January 2019. Four scholarships will go to MRes students carrying out a year-long piece of research into different aspects of digital health and care, with 10 students undertaking taught master’s courses.

We have six scholarships at £7387 each available for January 2019 start. The deadline for applications is the 18th of November 2018. We now invite early expressions of interest for January 2019 start. If you intend to apply for a January scholarship, please let us know soonest possible at . If you have already sent in an intention to apply for January scholarship earlier in the year, we ask you to confirm this intention now.

For the eligible digital health taught master’s courses, we only need to receive the number of scholarships required. For the MRes students we will require to see the candidate’s MRes dissertation proposals (max 2000 words) to ascertain this aligns with the DHI funding criteria listed below.

  • The DHI funding criteria requires that the students’ dissertation topics will align with one of the five DHI themes:
    • Future of Care
    • Citizen empowerment and long-term condition management
    • Wellness services
    • Living well in the community
    • Unscheduled care decision support


  • The students will apply directly to an eligible university course, who will then apply to us.
  • Please note: It is the responsibility of the recruiting university to have confirmed the student eligibility for the SFC funding. SFC rules apply.
    • The funding is available to Scotland-based UK citizens, who have lived permanently in Scotland for a minimum of the last three years, and to EU-students. Citizenship will be determined by the passport held by the student. Residency status may be checked if required.
    • The funding is only available to master’s level study (not for CPD).
    • The funding is only available for new master’s degrees, i.e. it cannot be used to fund continuing studies.
  • The funding is available both for part-time and full-time study. However, the funding has to be used within the first year of study.
  • Should the student fee exceed the available amount of funding, the university is not allowed to charge the remainder of the fee to the student. The difference has to be covered by a third party, or by the department.

We will look forward to receiving your applications as soon as possible ☺!