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.

Because the scholarships cover fees at UK/EU rate, overseas students should also apply for an Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship to cover the remainder of the fee.

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 2020.

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.