Graduate School

School Doctoral scholarships

Information for entry in session 2018/19 coming soon.

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2016-2017 this was £14,296). Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified teaching and related duties following appropriate training as an integral part of their scholarship package.

EU applicants: please note that AHRC will only consider you for the award of tuition fees (EU rate) - you will not be eligible for the award of stipend. We advise you to also apply for School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships - and any other others you are eligible for – which do include a stipend.  


Applicants for these awards must:

  • Hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing their PhD with us, an equally high standard of postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field

If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact our Graduate Officers, as below:

Applying - Applications are now closed for 2017/18  entry

Completed PhD admission applications must have been made via the University of Edinburgh online application system by 25 January 2017

This means that all your supporting documentation  (research proposal, academic references, copies of qualifications/transcripts) must, where available, also be uploaded. Please liaise closely with your referee to ensure they supply the required reference by this date.

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

Apply for your programme of study

Eligible applicants should complete an online application for these scholarships. The closing date for the scholarship application was 1 February 2017. Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at Choose "HCA Scholarship" from the list of options.

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2017.


Please direct general inquiries about these awards to