School of Informatics

Scholarships for research students

A wide variety of scholarships are available. Many of these are full scholarships, paying tuition fees, additional programme costs, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

The rest are partial scholarships, for example paying only tuition fees, or waiving additional programme costs, or making a contribution towards living expenses.


Informatics Global PhD Scholarships

Applications are invited from exceptional students of all nationalities who want to pursue a full-time PhD in the School of Informatics from September 2021.

Research scholarships - UK students

Scholarship information for UK postgraduate research students.

Research scholarships - EU students (non-UK)

Scholarship information for non-UK EU postgraduate research students.

Research Scholarships - Overseas

An Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship is a grant covering the difference between home and overseas PhD fees. New overseas applicants are eligible, and the award covers the full 3 years of fees.

Research grant-funded scholarships

Most of our scholarship funding is not earmarked for specific areas. An exception is the following areas, for which grant-funded scholarships are available:

UKRI/ESPRC CDT Scholarships Centre for Doctoral Training studentships

Combined MSc/PhD programmes in our UKRI/EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training offer a number of fully-funded places. Please check their dedicated websites:

Teaching support roles

In addition, there are opportunities for postgraduates to undertake employment within the School, for example, helping with undergraduate teaching as a tutor or demonstrator. However note this is not equivalent to a US ‘teaching assistant’ position, and can only cover a small part your costs.