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).

The deadline for applications has now passed.

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.


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

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

The deadline for applications has now passed.


The deadline for applications has now passed.

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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