School scholarships (Doctoral)

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Doctoral Research Scholarships for 2015-2016 entry.

These PhD studentships have a value of £15,000 per annum. Payment will be made in equal monthly installments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates. Awardees are responsible for paying their tuition fees, which are not covered as part of this award, to the University.

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified tutorial teaching as well as associated preparation and marking as an integral part of their scholarship package.


Applicants for these awards must:

  • have submitted an application for study in EUCLID and hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field;
  • demonstrate equally high academic achievement in a master’s degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so.


To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

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.

Only applicants who have received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) on the closing date of the scholarship will be considered by the panel.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 3 February 2015.

  • The panel will base their decision on your application form, your academic qualifications, your research proposal and the references from your EUCLID application;
  • Please liaise closely with your referees to ensure that they upload references to your EUCLID application in time to meet the deadline;
  • Please make sure that you have also uploaded copies of degree certificates and transcripts where available. Interim transcripts are acceptable if final transcripts are not available;

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.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2015.

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