PhD Scholarships in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for up to two fees only PhD scholarships in the areas of Iranian Studies and pre-modern Islamicate History, Religion or Culture (Arabic or Persian).

Research proposals dealing with contemporary expressions of Iranian art, film and material culture, as well as all periods of Iranian history in the Islamic period and Shi‘i Islam in Iran, are particularly welcome.

The scholarships will be funded by IMES and will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (currently £3,900 p.a. for 2013-2014).

Applications can be made via the online admissions portal at the URL address given below, and should be completed by 3 February 2014. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz (

For information on IMES please consult:


The award will cover:

  • the UK/EU rate of tuition fee
  • A successful non-EU/overseas applicant will be liable for the difference between the UK/EU and overseas tuition fee rate each year.
  • Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of three years.
  • Additional Programme Costs are not included in this award and the successful applicant will remain liable for this cost (currently c. £100 per year for standard PhD programmes).


The award is open to UK, EU and overseas students commencing a PhD degree in the academic year 2014-2015.

Applicants must have completed the admission process to year one of a full-time PhD programme of study within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures before 3 February 2014.

Only applications to year one of a PhD programme of study will be considered.


Applicants must submit a completed application form by the application deadline of 3 February 2014.

Applications should be emailed or posted to:

Graduate School Administrator LLC Graduate School
Room 12.05 David Hume Tower
Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4114
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 1311

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