Graduate School

Funding opportunities for PhD students

Below is information about some of the scholarships and funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students. Please search the Scholarships and Student Funding pages where you mind find other awards you may be eligible for.

School Doctoral Scholarships

The School is pleased to invite applications for entry in academic year 2017/18 (commencing September 2017).

Economic and Social Research Council studentships

The University of Edinburgh is a member institution of the Scotland-wide Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centres (SGSSS DTC) which is funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

The University will offer 45 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2017-2018 academic session.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

The McMillan Awards

These one-year awards are for on-programme PhD students. Professor James F. (Jim) McMillan (1948-2010), was Richard Pares Professor of History and the founding Head of the (then) School of History and Classics at Edinburgh. He was a celebrated researcher, teacher and postgraduate supervisor, and the School wishes to associate a new generation of scholars with his achievement and legacy.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services

The School funding pages list a few key awards, but visit the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services pages for other awards you may be eligible for.

External Funding

The School is also happy to support PhD candidates applying for external funding for their PhD.

Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarships

The application deadline for these awards has now passed for academic year 2017/18.