Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Syrian Postgraduate Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer up to 3 postgraduate scholarships for students from Syria studying a one-year Masters degree programme in any subject offered by the University for the 2017-2018 academic session.


Each scholarship covers the full tuition fee as well as a stipend of £14,000 and is tenable for one academic year.


The scholarships will be awarded to students of Syrian nationality who either hold the status of "humanitarian protection" or full "refugee status" as granted by the UK government. Applications from Syrian students still living in Syria as well as those who have been forced to flee Syria and have sought refuge in the surrounding region are also welcome.

Applicants should already have been offered a place on a full-time postgraduate one-year Masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.


Eligible applicants should complete an online application

The closing date for applications is 12th May 2017.

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

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to

Selection Procedure

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2017.