Scholarships and Student Funding

Chemistry Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships

The School of Chemistry will offer up to three scholarships for students starting a full-time MSc programme in the 2016-2017 academic session.

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.

Awards

Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 and will be deducted from your 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.

Eligibility

The scholarships are offered to applicants who are liable for the overseas rate of tuition fees and starting a full-time MSc programme in the School of Chemistry in September 2016 on either the:

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

Criteria

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

Applicants should apply online through EUCLID for admission to the University of Edinburgh by 1 April 2016.

Applicants must also notify the School of Chemistry by emailing chemistry.pgt@ed.ac.uk of their intention to apply for a Tercentenary International Masters Scholarship, also by 1 April 2016. In this email, applicants should give full details of their EUCLID application and state why they would be excellent candidates for the scholarships in no more than 250 words. Applicants must also indicate how they will fund the difference between the value of the award and the actual annual cost of studying and living at the University of Edinburgh.

Selection Procedure

The School Scholarships Allocation Committee will meet in April 2016 to select the studentship holders. The winners will be announced thereafter.