Graduate School

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Postgraduate studentships funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) | deadline passed for 2019 entry.

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects, including many in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC). 

As well as fully-funded PhD studentships, the DTP scheme provides training delivered by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) to help you reach your full potential as a researcher. 

AHRC awards in literatures, languages and cultures 2019-20

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) is delighted to consider applications for AHRC doctoral studentship awards in the following areas:

Creative Writing

Find out more about our PhD in Creative Writing

Comparative Literature

Find out more about our PhD in Comparative Literature

English Literature

Find out more about our PhD in English Literature 

Film History, Theory and Criticism

Find out more about our PhD in Film Studies

Translation Studies

Find out more about our PhD in Translation Studies

Languages: French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies

Find out more about our PhDs in European Languages and Cultures

Find out more about our PhDs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Asiatic and Oriental Studies

Find out more about our PhDs in Asian Studies

Celtic & Scottish Studies

Find out more about our PhD in Celtic and Scottish Studies

Am I eligible?

  • Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class undergraduate honours degree (such as a BA Hons) and preferably a similar calibre of postgraduate Master’s degree.
  • If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period preceding the start-date of your proposed postgraduate programme, you may be eligible to apply for a full award, which pays your tuition fees and a maintenance grant. If you are from a European Union (EU) country, other than the UK, and you have been resident in an EU country for a period of three years preceding the start of your proposed study, you may be eligible for a fees-only award, which pays your tuition fees, but does not provide a maintenance grant.
  • If you are resident neither in the UK nor in another EU country, you are not eligible to apply for an AHRC studentship.

How do I apply for an AHRC scholarship?

  1. If you are eligible, you are encouraged to make contact with the School as soon as possible to register your interest in this funding opportunity. This will enable us to track the progress of your application. Please email the LLC Postgraduate Office to register interest. You can also contact potential supervisors early in the process to assist in the application process, if you wish.
  2. You must complete the University of Edinburgh online application for the PhD programme you wish to study by Friday 30th November 2018. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive email confirmation from the system. This will include a User Name (UUN). 
  3. You must then complete the AHRC studentship application form and return it, by email, to the LLC Postgraduate Office by Monday 3rd of December 2018. The application form will be available to download from the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities website from late October 2018.  Please follow the instructions and use the guidelines provided. 


Please direct any enquiries about this award to:

LLC Postgraduate Admissions

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