Graduate School

PhD students

Get help and information about scholarships and funding opportunities.

External Funding

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

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

The University will offer 45 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2016-2017 academic session. Two are available in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Jenny Balston Scholarships

Apply for 2016-17. These awards are funded through a bequest from the estate of Miss Janet Mary Balston, MA (1971), to the University of Edinburgh Development Trust.

Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarships

The deadline for 2016-17 is now past. Open to well qualified UK and EU students in certain disciplines may apply for the Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarships under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme.

Economic and Social Research Council studentships 2016

The deadline for 2016/17 is now past. Open to well qualified UK and EU students in certain disciplines may apply for the Economic and Social Research Council studentships. Students should apply to the council most relevant to their area of study.

The McMillan Awards

Apply for 2016-17. 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.

The William R McFarlane Scholarship

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies invites applications for the William R. McFarlane Scholarship from candidates who meet the relevant criteria and are accepted onto a PhD programme in the SHCA commencing in the academic year 2016-17. 

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

The Wolfson Foundation will offer six research scholarships for UK students within the History, Literature or Languages disciplines.

School Doctoral Scholarships

The application deadline for 2016/17 has now passed.