School of Informatics

Key dates for research applications

Information on the application schedule.

Our admissions process is organised into two rounds that are aligned with the main funding decision points, see the timetable below. Apply to the first round in order to be considered for ALL funding sources; this is particularly important for overseas (non-EU) applicants. There is still considerable funding available in the second round, and this is when the majority of decisions for UK applicants will be made. Admissions decisions can be made at other times of the year, especially for applicants who have external sources of funding.

10 December 2018

  • The first round application deadline*.
  • The deadline for full consideration for all PhD scholarships.

Students selected from the first round applications may be put forward for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship.

*Combined MSc/PhD programmes in our Centres for Doctoral Training offer a number of funded places. The School of Informatics is currently bidding for the next round of EPSRC support for CDTs across a range of topics in Informatics. Deadlines will be set after the outcomes of bids are announced. Up to date information can be found on the CDT webpage.

Combined MSc & PhD programmes

From early March 2019

Graduate school sends official letters notifying applicants about first round funding decisions, and admission decisions through EUCLID (The University of Edinburgh online application system).

18 March 2019

  • Second round application deadline .

From early May 2019

  • Graduate school sends official letters notifying applicants about second round funding decisions, and admission decisions through EUCLID.

Scholarship deadlines

You may also want to consider when other scholarship deadlines are.

Scholarships for research students