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 in History, Classics and Archaeology

The School will offer a number of awards to students beginning their Masters studies in the 2021-22 academic year.

The Charles Mackie Scholarship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is offering the Charles Mackie Scholarship to students progressing from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Study within the School, commencing study in the 2021-22 academic year.

Economic and Social Research Council Studentships

Information on the ESRC application process for 2021-22 entry

Sheila Cannell Postgraduate Award

One award will be made to an applicant accepted onto a one year on campus History Masters programme within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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.