An Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship is a grant covering the difference between home and overseas PhD fees. New overseas applicants are eligible, and the award covers the full 3 years of fees.
The scheme is highly competitive. Candidates are ranked at School level, and selected at College level, on the basis of their scholarship application and the two references submitted with their PhD application.
Candidates apply to the Scholarships Office.
The School of Informatics will be enhancing the Global Research Scholarship scheme by offering two further internally sponsored awards, covering the difference between home and overseas PhD fees. New overseas applicants are eligible, and the award covers the full 3 years of fees.
Candidates should apply for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship as described above, and their application will be automatically be considered for the Informatics award.
The British Council is a good source of information for non-UK student funding opportunities.
National funding competitions are an excellent source of funding for non-UK students, and you are very strongly encouraged to apply to any such schemes for which you are eligible. (Research Council scholarships are the main corresponding scheme for UK students.) Often the success rate is greater than for any source of funding we can provide, and in some cases stipend levels are more generous.
Chinese students who have been accepted for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh and who are working or studying in China at the time of the application can apply to the China Scholarship Council for a scholarship to cover travel and living expenses.
Candidates may apply either to the China Scholarship Council scheme or to other scholarship schemes that we administer, not both.
Informatics has also now agreed a shared PhD programme with Beihang University, for which further scholarships will be available. Students will be jointly supervised and spend approximately equal time at each institution. Applicants should meet the same general conditions as for the China Scholarships Council/University of Edinburgh Scholarships above.
These are full scholarships for Commonwealth citizens. Selection takes place in the candidate's home country, and procedures and deadlines vary. Candidates nominate several host universities when they apply.
Open to US citizens only, this scheme provides opportunities for the most promising postgraduate students to undertake international, collaborative four-year PhD training based in both a UK/Republic of Ireland (RoI) academic institution and a US academic institution.
This scholarship, which covers fees and stipend at UK/EU level for 3 years, is designed for students who wish to focus on a particular future career: for example in teaching; public engagement; or entrepeneurship. Scholarship holders will undertake a programme of training and development in alongside their normal PhD studies. In particular, for entrepeneurship they can tap into the support offered by the Informatics commercialisation team under ProspeKT and Informatics Ventures.
IBM runs an international competition for these fellowships. Students must already be enrolled for PhD study to be eligible.
Successful candidates receive a stipend plus fees for one year, renewable for up to two further years. They are also encouraged to spend time at an IBM research or development lab as a paid intern.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date.
Microsoft Research runs an international competition for these scholarships. Awards are made to a supervisor for a specific research topic, whereupon the supervisor has up to a year to find a suitable student. Topics are restricted to a specific set of research areas.
Applicants for these fellowships are nominated from among students already undertaking a PhD in Informatics in mid-January; students cannot apply directly to Google.
This scholarship scheme, run by Google, offers a 5000 euro scholarship for a single academic year. Only females are eligible.
US applicants may apply to the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Canadian applicants may apply to the Canada Student Loans Program.
Some funding is available directly from the School of Informatics Graduate School and each of the seven institutes. Students need not apply for this funding via a separate application but a complete application for admission must have been received by the end of March.
This article was published on Nov 4, 2013