School of Divinity

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research Awards

The College Research Student awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.

In the School of Divinity this PhD studentship will pay a stipend equivalent to the rate offered by the UK Research Councils (value to be confirmed: for guidance, in 2019-20 the rate was £15,009). The stipend will be paid in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Tuition fees at the home/EU rate will be included in the award.


The award is open to UK, EU and overseas students commencing a PhD degree in the academic year 2020-21. This award is highly competitive, therefore, only an applicant with the highest standard of academic qualifications can be successful. To be considered for a College Research Award, you must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field.
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing your PhD study, an equally high standard of postgraduate masters degree in a relevant field.

Overseas students must also apply for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship competition.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship competition


Stage 1: Complete your PhD admissions application via the University of Edinburgh online application system by 27 January 2020

Stage 2: Complete an online scholarship application by 3 February 2020

Your completed PhD admissions application must include all of your supporting documentation (research proposal, writing sample, academic references, copies of qualifications and transcripts). Please liaise closely with your referees to ensure they supply the required reference by this date. If a degree result or test of English competency is pending your application will be considered, and if appropriate, an offer may be made, conditional upon supplying these at a later date.

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. Email: