Giving

What your gift can support

From climate change research to scholarships, your gift can make a difference in many areas.

If you plan to leave a gift in your will, you can choose to support an area that means something to you or you can instruct us to decide where your gift will be of most benefit. 

There are many ways in which the University is striving to make a positive impact locally, nationally and globally.

Help us build a sustainable future

William Rankine Building

We want to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world. With your support, we can:

  • discover solutions for sustainable living
  • increase the positive social impact we have in our communities
  • create resilient and sustainable buildings across our estate
  • work with others to accelerate action on local and global issues

Help us tackle global challenges 

Research at the Roslin Institute

Research will play a fundamental role in building solutions for some of the world’s biggest challenges. With your support, we can:

  • train and support the next generation of researchers
  • attract brilliant minds through the creation of research fellowships
  • invest in the equipment of facilities to enable world-class research
  • support student and staff innovation and entrepreneurship

Help us provide opportunities

students in a seminar

We believe everyone with the academic potential to succeed at Edinburgh should have the chance of an education here, regardless of circumstances. With your support, we can:

  • offer scholarships to students facing financial hardship
  • help students develop the connections and confidence to build fulfilling careers
  • support future researchers to pursue PhD study

Help us share knowledge

Music collection

At Edinburgh, we’re proud of our library and collections. Thanks to bequests and other donations, we can offer our academic community access to some of the world’s most unique and internationally significant texts, manuscripts and objects.

What would you like to help?

If you would like to support an area of our work or just help the University and our people more generally, get in touch.