Scholarships and Student Funding

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

The Wolfson Foundation will offer six research scholarships for PhD students at the University in the 2016-2017 academic session.


Scholarships are available to students accepted on to a PhD degree programme in any subject that falls within the following three disciplines:




Each award has a value of £27,666 per annum which will cover tuition fees and contribute towards research and training costs.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.


The scholarships are available to applicants intending to commence a PhD programme within an eligible discipline in 2016-2017.  At the funder's request, preference will be given to UK residents.


Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, usually with a first class honours degree at undergraduate level and a Masters degree from a recognised university in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research.


Eligible applicants should complete an online application

All applications must be submitted no later than 26th February 2016.

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

Postgraduate Research Online Scholarship Application


A Selection Committee will meet in March to select the award holders.  All applicants will be notified in late April 2016.

Conditions of award

Successful candidates will be asked to submit a report at the end of each academic year to the Wolfson Foundation, together with an annual expenditure statement showing how the funds were allocated, including details of research and training costs.

A detailed final report must be submitted at the end of the study period, which should include a summary of the results fo the research, an assessment from the student's supervisor, and a final expenditure statement showing how the funds were allocated across the full period of the award.