NOTE Commonwealth Scholarship

Providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas

The MSc Neonatology programme of Neonatal Online Training and Education (NOTE) has been awarded a number of Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships which seek to provide training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.

Please note that the 2021 application period has ended. New opportunities will be made available in 2022.

  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for NOTE

    The Neonatal Online Training and Education Programme (NOTE) and its M.Sc. in Neonatology is an established collaboration between the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the University of Southampton. The programme has been offered since 2015 and has now a growing alumni and students from many countries across the world.

    The aim of the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships is to contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.

    The scholarship covers all the programme fees and the expectation is that the programme will be completed within 3 years.

    For more information on the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, please click here.

  • Application Criteria

    The target population for the scholarships are high-quality postgraduate students who wish to access neonatal education not available in their home countries and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the neonatal knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

    In order to apply for the scholarship it is necessary to apply for the MSc Neonatology at the University in Southampton in addition to applying for the Distance Learning Scholarship.

    All applications must be submitted by 17:00 (BST) on 26 April 2021 at the latest.

    To submit your application for the scholarships, please click here.

    For any further information please contact the MSc Neonatology Programme Lead at

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