Scholarships and Student Funding

Tercentenary International PhD Scholarships

The School of Chemistry will offer a minimum of ten scholarships for students starting a full-time PhD programme in the 2016-2017 academic session.

The Tercentenary International Scholarships Scheme helps outstanding research 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 and supervision.


Each scholarship will have a value of £5,000 per annum and will be deducted from your tuition fees and will be tenable for three years. These awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships such as a Dorothy Hodgkins Postgraduate Award, Commonwealth Scholarship or a School Studentship. They can, however, be combined with other partial funding.


The scholarships are offered to applicants who are liable for the overseas rate of tuition fees and starting a full-time PhD programmes in the School of Chemistry in 2016-2017, with start dates between 1 September 2016 and 1 June 2017. The Supervisor with which you wish to study must support your application.


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.


Applicants should apply online through EUCLID for PhD admission to the University of Edinburgh by 1 February 2016. Applicants must also notify the School of Chemistry by emailing notification of their intention to apply for a Tercentenary International PhD Scholarship, also by 1 February 2016. In this email, applicants should give full details of their EUCLID application, nominate up to four supervisors and include a description of their preferred areas of research. 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 February 2016 to select the studentship holders. The winners will be announced thereafter.