International students

Scholarships for postgraduates

We offer a number of scholarships to European and international student on a competitive basis.


Full details of all our scholarships are available from Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services

Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers a number of masters scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2015/16 academic session.

Students who are national of countries outwith the EU who are accepted for admission on a full-time bases for a postgraduate masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh can apply.

The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

Closing date for 2016/17 applications
1 April 2016

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

Overseas research students of outstanding merit and research potential may apply for a University Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship.

There will be 30 scholarships available for 2015/16 with each award covering the difference between the home and overseas rate of tuition fee.

Closing date for 2016/17 applications
1 February 2016

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one year masters degree at universities across the UK.

There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan provides opportunities for students in a Commonwealth country to pursue advanced academic study at masters or MPhil/PhD level in another Commonwealth country.

Applications should normally be made to the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency (usually the Ministry of Education) in your home country.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Other scholarships

A number of other scholarships are available to international postgraduate students. Full details are found on Scholarships & Student Funding. 

Postgraduate funding - Scholarships & Student Funding