Scholarships and Student Funding

HCA Doctoral Scholarships

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2016-2017 entry.

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2015-2016 this was £14,057). Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified teaching and related duties following appropriate training as an integral part of their scholarship package.

For EU applicants intending to apply to the AHRC for funding, we strongly advise you to also apply for these School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships, as well as any other awards for which you are eligible since the AHRC will consider you for the award of tuition fees at the EU rate only and you will not be eligible for the award of a stipend.


Applicants for these awards must:

  • have submitted an application for study in EUCLID by 4 January 2016
  • hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • demonstrate an equally high standard of academic performance in a postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

All applications must be submitted no later than 8th January 2016.

Please note you will not be able to 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


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2016.

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