Graduate School

School Doctoral Scholarships

The application deadline for 2016/17 has now passed.

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2015-2016 this was £14,057). Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified teaching and related duties following appropriate training as an integral part of their scholarship package.

For EU applicants intending to apply to the AHRC for funding, we strongly advise you to apply for School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships and any other awards for which you are eligible since the AHRC will consider you for the award of tuition fees at the EU rate only and you will not be eligible for the award of stipend.

 

Eligibility

Applicants for these awards must:

  • have submitted a complete application for study in EUCLID by the deadline below
  • hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • demonstrate an equally high standard of academic performance in a postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so

 

Applying

Apply for study with us using the online form, application to be complete by Monday 4 January 2016.

Apply for your programme of study

The deadline for applying for the HCA Doctoral Studentships is 9am GMT Monday 11th January 2016. The online form will soon be available at:

Online application form

Please note that the University of Edinburgh is closed from the 24th December 2015 until the 5th January 2016. You are therefore are encouraged to try and submit your application as soon as possible in case you have any questions or need to discuss your application.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2016.

 

About the awards

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils (value is still to be agreed but for guidance, in 2015/16 this was £14,057). Tuition fees at the EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates. As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will normally be required undertake specified teaching and related duties as an integral part of their scholarship package.

For EU applicants intending to apply to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for funding, we strongly advise you to also apply for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships, as well as any others you may be eligible for, as AHRC will consider you for EU rate tuition fees awards only.

 

Eligibility

Applicants for these awards must:

  • have submitted an application for study by 4 January 2016.
  • hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • demonstrate an equally high standard of academic performance in a postgraduate masters degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so.

 

Application process

  • The online funding application form allows you to apply simultaneously for a number of awards. Please ensure that you tick ALL relevant awards you wish to be considered for.
  • You will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.
  • Your application for admission must be complete by the end of Monday 4 January 2016, including all your supporting documentation (research proposal, reference, copies of qualifications). We require this documentation in order to take a decision on whether we can offer you a study place (and thus consider you for funding). You will need to liaise closely with your two referees to ensure they supply the required references by this date.
  • Your application for a School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarship must be completed using the online form below no later than 9am GMT​ Monday 11th January 2016.

 

Apply now

Submit an online funding application

Apply online for a PhD

 

Notification

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the deadline.