Scholarships and Student Funding

Chemistry Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships

In 2013, the School of Chemistry celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first chair in Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. As part of these celebrations the School introduced the Tercentenary International Scholarships Scheme.

The Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships Scheme helps outstanding postgraduate taught masters students from outside the United Kingdom and European Community to study in the School of Chemistry by providing for some of the costs of their training.

The scholarships are offered to overseas applicants starting a full-time MSc programme in the School of Chemistry in September 2015 on either the:

  • MSc in Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
  • MSc in Materials Chemistry

A maximum of three scholarships worth £3,000 each will be available in session 2015-2016. The awards will be used towards tuition fees and will be tenable for one academic session. These awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships. They can, however, be combined with other partial funding.


Please note that to be eligible to apply for a Tercentenary International Masters Scholarship:

  • you must be liable for the overseas fee
  • you must be of outstanding merit and academic potential


The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring the equivalent of a first-class honours degree or upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university or institution. Non-native English Language speakers must meet the University entry requirements of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Application Procedure

This award is now closed for academic session 2015-2016.

Selection Procedure

The School Scholarships Allocation Committee will meet in April 2015 to select the studentship holders. The winners will be announced thereafter.