Scholarships and Student Funding

School of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Biological Sciences is offering bursaries for applicants studying eligible masters programmes in the 2017-2018 academic session.


Each bursary will have a value of £10,000 and is intended to assist with tuition fees.  The bursary is only tenable for one academic year.


Eligible students must be nationals of countries outwith the EU and studying one of the following campus-based taught masters programmes:

  • MSc Biochemistry
  • MSc Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Drug Discovery and Translational Biology
  • MSc Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
  • MSc Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • MSc Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis (including Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, Human Complex Trait Genetics)


The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.


Applicants must have been offered a place on an eligible MSc at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer, or be intending to do so.

Applicants should send an email registering their interest in applying for the bursary to ensuring you include both your UUN/application ID and the programme(s) you have applied for.

Applicants should only email their interest once they have been offered a place on a relevant MSc programme.

Applicants must note interest no later than Friday 5th May 2017.


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

Further Information

Further information can be obtained directly from the School of Biological Sciences.

School of Biological Sciences

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