Graduate School

Funding for new Masters students

Find out which University and external awards might be available for your programme and how loans can help finance your study.

Masters funding is exceptionally competitive and we advise you to apply for all possible funding you are eligible for. 

This list of funding opportunities is not exhaustive, there may be many others available which are not show. More information can be found at    

If you are a University of Edinburgh alumni you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your tuition fees. Please check the Tuition fee discount page for more information.

School Masters Scholarships

Information on the School Masters scholarships application process for 2022-23 entry

The Charles Mackie Scholarship

Information on the Charles Mackie Scholarship application process for 2022-23 entry

Economic and Social Research Council Studentships

Information on the ESRC application process for 2022-23 entry

Sheila Cannell Postgraduate Award

Information on the Sheila Cannell Award application process for 2022-23 entry

Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scotland and EU)

The Scottish Government offers postgraduate loans to those who are due to commence a taught or distance learning Masters or Diploma programme of study.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) (England)

The UK government offers a postgraduate loan scheme for UK Nationals (and those with settled status in the UK) who have most recently been resident in England.

Professional and Career Development Loans

Find out more about this Government-funded scheme.


The Kerr-Fry awards are for graduates of the University of Edinburgh who are also a former student of George Watson's College.

Other sources of funding

Find out what other financial assistance is available to you.