School of Divinity

Scholarships and student funding

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

In recent years, on average, around 50% 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 range from College of Arts Humanities and Social Science Research Awards to 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.

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

The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate masters tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh (conditions apply). This discount applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee (this does not apply to any part of the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship or other source of funding, or to additional programme costs where they apply).

Whether you are required to pay tuition fees at the home rate (UK and EU students) or at the overseas rate is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ‘ordinarily resident’. It is also determined in accordance with the regulations with which institutions must work in assessing fee status detailed in the Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.

What will living in Edinburgh cost?

Edinburgh Global  provides a guide to estimated living costs.