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.
8 December 2017
- 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 and may have other deadlines. Please check their dedicated websites:
From early March 2017
Graduate school sends official letters notifying applicants about first round funding decisions, and admission decisions through EUCLID (The University of Edinburgh online application system).
16 March 2018
- Second round application deadline .
From early May 2017
- Graduate school sends official letters notifying applicants about second round funding decisions, and admission decisions through EUCLID.
You may also want to consider when other scholarship deadlines are.