Postgraduate Students

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. 

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 2023-24 entry

The Charles Mackie Scholarship

Information on the Charles Mackie Scholarship application process for 2023-24 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 2023-24 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.

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.