Financial awards for both research and taught programmes are available in a number of packages. The majority of the funding is for the PhD programme, but there is funding reserved for the support of Masters progammes, both taught and research.
Awards are offered by a number of different bodies:-
Awards vary in their size and scope. A few offer full fees with a stipend for living costs, some full fees only and others partial awards of variable amounts.
All awards are granted on grounds of academic merit and are competitive. Typically between 20% and 25% of applicants for a School of Divinity or CHSS award are offered some scholarship assistance.
Applications are successful on the basis of excellent academic results, strong academic references and indication of outstanding research potential.
Applicants to the postgraduate programmes of the School of Divinity are encouraged to apply for all awards for which they are eligible. Please note that a separate application is required for each award, except for those made by the School of Divinity, which automatically considers for Scholarships all those whom it admits to eligible programmes.
The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate doctoral studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.
Studentships (fees + stipend) and Scholarships (fees only) are open to those admitted to the first year of PhD research only.
Studentships (fees + stipend) and Scholarships (fees only) are open to those admitted to the first year of PhD research only. Please see the following website for information about the application process.
The following competitions are open to School of Divinity applicants and details of these and other possible funding options are available from the University’s Scholarships and Student Funding Services.
Depending on resources available, as many as ten part-awards for doctoral applicants and ten part-awards for Masters’ programmes are made each year. Doctoral awards carry an obligation for limited assistance with undergraduate teaching. These are open to those entering their first year of doctoral study. Unless otherwise stated, applications for postgraduate study should be completed by 1 February 2014 in order to be considered for a School of Divinity scholarship award.
Scholarships are available to students accepted on a full-time basis for a one-year Masters degree. Applicants should be a citizen or a resident of the 'Global South'. The scholarships cover tuition fees.
In order to be considered for this award applications for postgradaute study should be completed by 1 April 2014 and eligible applicants who have secured the offer of a place to study on a Masters programme will be considered automatically for this award.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity. The deadline for applications, which should be made separately to the application to study, is 1 April 2014 . Please see the following website for information about the application process.
One or more scholarships available to students undertaking programmes of study at postgraduate level (PhD, MPhil, MTh/MSc) in Christian History, Bible and Theology on either a full-time or part-time basis in the School of Divinity. The maximum award annually is £6,250 and the deadline for applications is 1 April 2014. Please see the following website for information about the application process.
One scholarship available to eligible students from Scotland, USA, Canada, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa, accepted on to a full-time postgraduate degree in the School of Divinity. This award is administered by the School of Divinity and eligible candidates who have received the offer of a place to study, by 1 April 2014, will be considered automatically.
We offer a 10% discount on postgraduate fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University.
This article was published on Nov 27, 2013