Funding opportunities in the School are listed below.
The School of History, Classics & Archaeology Undergraduate Scholarships for Academic Excellence
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology recruits the best and brightest students and gives them the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed beyond their studies.
From academic year 2013/14, we will award up to ten scholarships, each with a value of £7,000 to undergraduate students entering Third Year.
These awards encourage and reward excellence in our student community and will be made on the basis of academic merit.
Please note that the deadline for these awards has now passed for 2013, with results announced September 2013.
- The scholarship scheme is open to students entering Third Year, provided they are registered for a single or combined honours degree programme which includes archaeology, classics or history
- The scholarship scheme is highly competitive and applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in Year 2.
- Award holders must not, normally, be in receipt of any other scholarship during the tenure of the School scholarship.
- Award holders must also remain within a single or combined honours degree programme which includes archaeology, classics or history during the tenure of the scholarship.
- This award is for University of Edinburgh matriculated students who complete their second year of studies at the University and who intend to complete their degree with us. The award is not open to visiting students to the University.
- Students cannot hold the scholarship while on an Interruption of Studies (IoS). Any payments already made before an IoS comes into effect will be deducted from the award when it resumes after the student returns to full-time study.
Details of the award
- Successful candidates will be awarded one scholarship of £7,000 only.
- In 2013/14, the scholarship will be paid in eight equal monthly stipend instalments between October 2013 and May 2014.
- Those studying part time will receive 50% of the full award (£3,500) per year, up to the sum of £7,000.
- For students on a study year abroad in Year 3, the payment of the award will be deferred until they return to Edinburgh in their final year.
The application and notification process
- Students who do not apply will not be considered. In 2013, the deadline for completed application forms was 5pm on Thursday 1 August 2013.
- A School Scholarship Awards Panel - comprising the Head of School, the three Heads of Subject, and the Undergraduate Director - determine who receives an award.
- Applicants will be notified of the awards by the end of September.
Should you wish to find out more, please contact your Personal Tutor or the School's Undergraduate Director, Gordon Thomas.
The Rachel Allan Memorial Bursary
The Rachel Allan Memorial Bursary is an Access Bursary which aims to help new UK students experiencing financial difficulties to take up their place of admission at the University of Edinburgh. The value of this award is equal to the value of a University Of Edinburgh Undergraduate Access Bursary, which is currently £1,000 per annum. The bursary will be paid each year of the recipient’s undergraduate programme of study, subject to him or her making satisfactory academic progress.
Conditions, selection & value of award
- The bursary is open to applicants accepted on any undergraduate programme at the University of Edinburgh owned by the Classics subject area.
- Students must demonstrate ability and potential to complete an undergraduate degree and have financial or personal circumstances that might otherwise inhibit that progression.
- The Bursary is available for the normal duration of the student’s undergraduate degree programme, in this case four years.
- An award may be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the academic standards set by the University.
The University of Edinburgh’s Scholarships and Student Finance Office will manage the award of this bursary. It will receive all applications, manage the selection process and announce the recipient of the award.
Please refer to their web pages below for further information on Access Bursaries and the application process.
This article was published on Sep 16, 2013