Funding opportunities for masters candidates in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
The LLC Masters / Arthur Kitchin Scholarship was the deciding factor for where I did my postgraduate studies. It really enabled my studies at one of the top institutions for English Literature. Edinburgh is a fantastic city to experience, with a thriving cultural scene and excellent bookshops. I've had so much practical support for academic development in the LLC postgraduate school, from staff and regular workshops, lectures, and events.
Also known as the Arthur Kitchin Scholarships, these highly competitive awards are designed to attract the best and brightest masters candidates to Edinburgh. They are open to anyone applying to study an MSc or MSc by Research programme in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. The next deadline is likely to be late April / early May 2020 and you'll need to apply for your programme first.
We're part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), a consortium of 16 universities funded by the ESRC to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland. MSc + PhD studentships for 2020 are available for students of Arabic and Chinese language-based Area Studies at the University of Edinburgh who intend to study a masters followed by a PhD.
This year's application deadline is Friday 10th January 2020 (though you have to apply for your programme by 10th December 2019).
This award will be given to a female postgraduate masters student on one of the following three programmes: MSc by Research in French; MSc by Research in Spanish (Hispanic Studies); MSc in Translation Studies - specialising in French or Spanish. The award covers tuition fees for a maximum of one year (at the Home/EU rate) and you'll need to have been domiciled in Scotland for a minimum of four years prior to starting your degree.
The application deadline is Saturday 2nd May 2020 and you'll need to have applied for your MSc first (no later than 11th April 2020).
This award of not more than £2,300 per annum is for masters research in any romance literature, language or dialect. Preference may be given to those working in language studies. The next deadline is likely to be early May 2020.
This award of £3,125 will support a postgraduate student with a research focus on German literature, especially pre-1856, for one year of any Masters degree programme in German Studies, Medieval Literatures and Cultures, Theatre and Performance Studies, or Translation Studies.
The application deadline is Monday 15th June 2020 and you'll need to have applied for your MSc, or MSc by Research, by the same date.
These scholarships contribute towards tuition fees and are available to postgraduate students accepted onto our full-time MSc in Creative Writing or full-time MSc in Playwriting. The next deadline is likely to be late April / early May 2020.
This brand new Scholarship is available to one or more student(s) accepted to the full-time MSc in Traditional Arts Performance. Awarded on a combination of academic merit and professional experience, it covers tuition fees for a maximum of one year at the Home/EU rate, with successful overseas applicants eligible to apply (and liable for the difference between fees).
The next deadline is Thursday 30th April 2020, though no application is necessary. Everyone who applies to the programme by that date will be put forward for consideration.
Designed to support the development of Japanese Studies in the UK, this scheme provides up to 30 postgraduate studentships annually, each worth £10,000. Candidates wishing to enrol on our Japanese Society and Culture MSc or on our Japanese MSc by Research programme are welcome to apply.
The next deadline is Sunday 1st March 2020.
I am so grateful for the Arthur Kitchin Scholarship. I have dreamed of studying at Edinburgh for years, and now I get to work with an internationally renowned archive at the School of Scottish Studies to study women’s work song. Without this scholarship I could never have afforded it.
What else is out there?
The University publishes details of other funding sources that may be of interest, including UK Government Loans and studentships sponsored by external organisations.