Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2015-2016.

Each award covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.


The awards are open to overseas students undertaking a research degree and may be held in any field of study.

Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study.

Academic merit

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.

Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor's degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really have a first class Bachelor's degree supplemented by an excellent Master's degree.

Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.

Excluding factors

The University of Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.

Students already on programme can not be considered for these awards.

Please also note that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your Master's programme of study in 2015 and your PhD the following year in 2016, that you will not be eligible to apply for an award in 2015.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.


To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. We recommend that applicants do this as early as possible and well in advance of the scholarship deadline.

Once you have applied for admission you will receive your University Username (UUN). Your UUN is the letter 's' followed by your matriculation number; for example, s0987654.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application by 3 February 2015.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Notification of award

The deadline for the receipt of College nominations and associated Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship applications to Scholarships and Student Funding Services is 3 February 2015.

Successful applicants will receive their Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship result letter in late April 2015.


For more details on this award please contact Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Work: +44 (0)131 651 4070
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 4066

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