School of Divinity

Scholarships and student funding

Find out about scholarships, tuition fees and living costs in Edinburgh

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.

You must make specific application for each scholarship for which you wish to be considered n.b. you must first apply for a postgraduate programme of study to be eligible. Closing Dates for:

  • University PhD funding competitions - 2 February 2023.
  • University Masters funding competitions - 5 April 2023.

See Scholarships and Student Funding Services for details of all the different funding opportunities and how to apply.

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What will studying at graduate level cost?

The tuition fee for each postgraduate programme is listed in the 'Fees and costs' section of the Postgraduate Degree Finder. For detailed information please see the Tuition Fees website.

Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships

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

Fee status

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 for full details.

What will living in Edinburgh cost?

Estimated student living costs.


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.