Fees 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)
- 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 (Full-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.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Student-led awards
College Research Award (CRA)
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships (EGRS)
Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships (PCDS)
Other scholarships and funding
Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships
Applicants must apply for this award directly to the College. For details of the funding scheme, eligibility and stipends, and how to apply, visit the Student Funding website.
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.
University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
You may be eligible for other scholarships, loans or other funding schemes from the University of Edinburgh or an external organisation.
Opportunities to contribute to teaching may become available for PhD students who have completed their first year of study and undertaken the relevant training. Such opportunities vary from year to year and are not guaranteed.