Graduate School

School Masters Scholarships

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

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for the School Masters scholarships designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh.


The School will award a number of School Masters Scholarships consisting of tuition fees at the Home rate for the chosen programme of study. Successful overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home and Overseas fees rates

These awards are open to any postgraduate Masters programme offered by the School. Applicants for part-time and distance-learning Masters programmes are eligible to apply for these awards (any award made would be paid pro-rata).


Awards will be made on academic merit and the potential to excel at the chosen programme of study.

Successful applicants must hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field, or should be able to prove their academic merit through evidence of professional achievements, awards or publications relevant to their chosen programme of study. 

Candidates in this latter category should note that a good first degree will still be required.


The application process consist of two steps:

  1. Academic (Masters) application
  2. Scholarship application

Academic (Masters) application

Applicants must submit their academic application via the University of Edinburgh online application system by Tuesday 15th February 2022, 23:59 GMT.

This means that all your supporting documentation must, where available, also be uploaded. Please liaise closely with your referees to ensure they supply the required reference within five working days of your submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the scholarships panel.

If a degree result or test of English competency is pending we can consider your application and, where appropriate, make you an offer conditional upon supplying these at a later date.

Scholarship application

Applicants must also complete an online scholarship application form by Tuesday 1st March 2022 23:59 GMT. Please note you will not be able to access the online application form in the MyEd portal unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and received your login details (University User Name and password).

Please select the option ‘School of History, Classics and Archaeology School Masters'.

As part of your scholarship application, you will complete a personal statement (maximum 3,500 characters, including spaces). Do not underestimate the importance of your personal statement in which you should set out your academic achievements and goals, and indicate how the award would benefit your studies. This statement should give added value to your application and help you to stand out. It will be read carefully by panel members. Make sure that it reflects you and your accomplishments as well as possible.


The closing date for these scholarships is  Tuesday 1st March 2022 23:59 GMT. 


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in May/June 2022.

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