Postgraduate Students

Other sources of funding

Find out what other financial assistance is available to you.

Masters funding is exceptionally competitive, we would advise that you apply early for funding as most deadlines are early in the year and often no later than May or June.

Our scholarships searcher is a great place to start to find out what University and external awards may be available and how loans can help finance your study. We have also detailed some key funding opportunities below that may be of interest to you.

Search for funding

You can search for scholarships according to your nationality and subject area using the University scholarships search.

Search for funding opportunities

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.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) are a contribution towards your cost of study and it is at your discretion to use the loan towards fees or maintenance costs.  They are non-means tested and will be paid directly to you.

Find out about applying for a PGL

Postgraduate  Loans (Scotland and EU)

Loans are available for students undertaking full-time and part-time taught Masters and postgraduate Diploma programmes.

Find out about applying for a PTFL

Other key bursaries and scholarships

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship

Scholarships are available for our distance learning MSc in History. Each scholarships will have a total value of £5000, which will be deducted from the tuition fee.

Find out about our distance learning scholarship

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

The University will offer a number of masters scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject to citizens of Canada, China, India and the United States of America.

Find out more about the Saltire Scholarships

School of History, Classics and Archaeology funding

The School invites applications for our Masters Scholarships and the Sheila Cannel Postgraduate Scholarship.

Discover our School specific funding