Graduate School

Funding for new PhD students

Information about scholarships and funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students in our subject areas.

This list of funding opportunities is not exhaustive, there may be many others available which are not show. More information can be found at ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate   

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 Doctoral Scholarship

Information on the SDS application process for 2023-24 entry

Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of ten Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate doctoral studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

Economic and Social Research Council Studentships

Information on the ESRC application process for 2023-24 entry

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship

Information on the EDCS application process for 2022-23 entry

College Research Awards

Information on the CRA application process for 2023-24 entry

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

Applications are invited for The Carnegie Trust Scholarships for entry in the 2022/23 academic year.

Jenny Balston Scholarship

Information on the Jenny Balston Scholarship application process for 2022-23 entry

Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship in Modern Irish History

Information on the Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship application process for 2022-23 entry

The William R McFarlane Scholarship

Information on the William R McFarlane Scholarship application process for 2022-23 entry

Scholarships and Student Funding

The School funding pages list a few key awards, but visit the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services pages for other awards you may be eligible for.