Fees, scholarships and funding
We are keen to recruit the very best talent from all over the world. Find details of tuition fees and opportunities for scholarships and financial support for our Postgraduate Research students.
Tuition fees and costs
Annual tuition fees are listed on the Postgraduate Study Programme Fees pages related to your desired exit level and duration of study.
- MSc by Research - 1 Year (Full-time)
- MSc by Research - 2 years (Part-time)
- PhD Education - 3 Years (Full-time)
- PhD Education - 6 Years (Part-time)
- PhD Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences - 3 Years (Full-time)
- PhD Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences - 6 Years (Part-time)
Scholarships and funding
Scholarship opportunities are subject to change each year. We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships, but students are encouraged to seek out opportunities from the University and external funding bodies. Please check back regularly for details of scholarships as these are announced on an ad-hoc basis.
Applicants may apply for as many of the awards as they wish, providing they are eligible. If successful, an applicant who has applied for multiple awards will only be awarded one. Subject to satisfactory progress, all scholarships are awarded for three years.
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science: Open Competition
Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships (EDCS)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award (CRA)
The University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Scheme
The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate degree tuition fees for alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Scholarships, loans and funding schemes
The University offers a range of scholarships, loans and funding schemes.
Other funding opportunities
From time to time, we present other funding opportunities and projects that potential PhD candidates can consider applying for. These include funded PhD or MSc by Research opportunities, external bursaries and awards.