School of Divinity

Useful information

Find links to information on entry requirements, the application process, tuition fees, living costs and scholarships and funding.

Entry requirements

You will find detailed information about academic requirements, international qualifications and English language requirements on our Degree Finder pages under each of the programme headings.

Degree finder

Application Process

All applications can be done online.  You can save your progress and work on your application in stages. You are welcome to contact the School before you apply to discuss your choice.

Learn about the application process, deadlines, required references and supporting documents.


Tuition fees 

Like other universities in the United Kingdom, we assign you a fee status depending on whether you are from Scotland, the rest of the UK or overseas. Please see the Tuition Fees website to find out your fee status.

The tuition fees for each postgraduate programme are listed in the 'Fees and costs' section of the Postgraduate Degree Finder

Degree finder

What will living in Edinburgh cost?

We advise you to estimate your future living costs, as this will help you budget for your experience during your studies.

For information regarding UK banking systems, fixed and additional living costs, and tips on planning your budget visit

Money Management

Scholarships and student funding

Find out about our scholarships and funding opportunities.

In recent years, on average, around 20% of Divinity postgraduate students were awarded some level of scholarship funding.

  • Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. Most are open to all, but some are ring-fenced for applicants from certain parts of the world.
  • Awards are made for both Masters and PhD programmes.
  • Typically, awards are for partial fee costs. Fully funded awards are exceptional and highly competitive.

PhD funding competitions include the Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships, the College of Arts Humanities and Social Science Research Award, the School of Divinity Research Scholarships and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must first apply for a postgraduate programme of study.
For each scholarship for which you wish to be considered you must make specific and separate application

For details of all the different funding opportunities and how to apply

Scholarships and Student Funding

Quick links:

Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers two tuition fee scholarship schemes for alumni of the University.

Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships 


Please note that you will not be able to access the online scholarship application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate School Office