Tissue Repair Postgraduate Training Programme

What the programme offers

The programme offers a stipend, tuition fees and training.

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The Wellcome Trust Four-year PhD programme in Tissue Repair provides outstanding postgraduate students with a four-year studentship and with world-class teaching and research training at five cutting-edge Research Centres across Edinburgh Medical School.

Tissue Repair Studentship

Tissue Repair PhD students are awarded a studentship which includes their stipend, tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a contribution towards research costs - all for the full four years. The Tissue Repair studentship also provides specific funds which may be used for travel and training, including that related to transferable skills and professional development.

Several Tissue Repair studentships are awarded each year, partly funded by the Wellcome Trust and by the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. For 2019 up to seven studentships were available for outstanding candidates.

Oversees students will have to cover the fee difference between the UK/EU rate covered by the Tissue Repair studentship and the international rate chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The University of Edinburgh awards scholarships to outstanding overseas research students under the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships, designed to attract high quality overseas students. Each scholarship will cover the difference between tuition fee for an UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate students. The Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships  do not cover maintenance expenses or research costs. For more information about the scheme and how to apply, see the web link below.

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Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

Studying in Edinburgh 

Edinburgh is a vibrant, international city with a rich history and culture. The city is uniquely situated close to the sea and the hills. The city is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. To find out why, take a virtual tour and explore what the city has to offer on the University website.

Information about Edinburgh on the Univerity of Edinburgh website 

What the University of Edinburgh offers

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research universities. The QS World University Rankings 2016/17 have placed the University 19th in the world, which puts it fifth in the UK, and once again in the highest position of any Scottish university. The annual QS World University Rankings is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 the University was ranked 24th. Edinburgh is ranked 24th in the world for research quality in the expert opinion of almost 75,000 academic peers across the globe. These latest university rankings reflect Edinburgh’s position as an international University with a truly global outlook. As a student with us you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject.

Edinburgh Medical School delivers a first class education by internationally-leading researchers spanning a wide spectrum of topics. The School places a strong emphasis on conducting high quality research and attracting world-class talent. By drawing the right individuals together the School catalyses opportunities to bring practical benefits for society and to change people's lives.

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The University offers  students a range of specialist services and facilities to make your move to Edinburgh as smooth as possible, and your time in Edinburgh highly enjoyable. The University also provides services and courses to help you develop the skills and attributes that will enhance your capacity to compete in the job market and to achieve your full potential within the global community. Details can be found on the various University of Edinburgh websites below.

Facilities & support for Postgraduate Students at the University of Edinburgh

Information for International Students

Sport & exercise facilities at the University of Edinburgh

Institute for Academic Development

Careers Services at the University of Edinburgh