Moray House School of Education and Sport

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships (EGRS)

Application Deadline: 27 January 2020 for PhD Application, 17 February 2020 for Scholarship application. Eligible to International students. Covers the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees.

Please note: these scholarships are only available for an October 2020 start date. Any applicant currently with a start date of January 2020 and interested in applying must defer their application to October 2020.


A number of Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2020-2021. These are not School-specific and are available to all those applying for Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.


The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2020-2021. MSc by Research programmes are not eligible. 

Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have been offered admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study.


Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.


For guidance on how to apply, please read the Step-by-Step Guidance for Applicants and follow the instructions, including completion of the Application Form:


Decisions on the awards are expected to be made by May 2020.

Related links

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships – Further information on Student Funding