We offer Graduate School studentships to cover some or all of the costs of studying at Edinburgh. You may also fund your studies yourself, or find an external sponsor.
Our supervisors hold competitive funding for approximately 30 PhD studentships per year:
Our advice is to apply early so that your prospective supervisor can consider you for all available scholarships; they and the staff in the Graduate School Office will be able to advise on applications, so please do contact us for help.
You may also want to check the University of Edinburgh Scholarship Search.
Please check the University's information for EU applicants: Impact of the EU Referendum.
We encourage applications from students who plan to apply for external funding. We have current students funded by a variety of international government schemes. We will need you to follow our guidance on how to apply in order to make you the offer you will need for your funding application. We recommend you apply at least a month in advance of your funding application deadline.
We encourage applications from students who plan to fund themselves through their study. We will need you to follow our guidance on how to apply in order to make you an offer, but we welcome applications from you at any time of year.
If you have graduated from the University of Edinburgh you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your fees: Graduate discount scheme
The University Registry provides information on tuition fees and funding: Postgraduate tuition fees information
The University provides information on average living costs in Edinburgh: Cost of living in Edinburgh