Scholarship scheme to benefit PhD students

The University is offering over 120 PhD scholarships for new postgraduate research.

Postgraduate student at King's Buuildings campus

Three different programs are on offer:

  • The Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships
  • The Overseas Research Scholarships
  • China Scholarships Council / University of Edinburgh Scholarships

Applications are invited for the schemes, which are open to students taking research degrees in any field of study, starting in 2011-2012.

The closing date for applications is Feb 1 2011.


For full details of the scholarships and how to apply see our Scholarships and Student Funding website.

PhD Scholarships for 2011-2012

The scholarship has changed and shaped my life so far. The scholarship gives students time, which is probably appreciated the most by doctoral students, and it has removed the need for me to work during semester - so my research progress is not affected.

Gao HaoPhD student in history and recipient of a Scottish Overseas Research Students Award

The scholarships

Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships

Fifty-five PhD Scholarships are available to students from any country.

The scholarship includes a package of career training that allows PhD students to simultaneously develop skills in research, and also in teaching, public engagement, or entrepreneurship.

Each scholarship will cover the home rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend, which will increase each year.

Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships

Overseas Research Scholarships

Fifty overseas research scholarships are available to overseas PhD students undertaking a research degree in any field of study.

Each award covers the difference between the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and that chargeable to an overseas student.

Overseas Research Scholarships

China Scholarships Council / University of Edinburgh

Twenty scholarships are available for PhD study to candidates who are citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of applying for entry for the academic year 2011-2012.

The University will provide scholarships to cover the tuition fees, while the China Scholarships Council will provide a living allowance, return airfare from China to the UK, and visa application fees.

China Scholarships Council / University of Edinburgh Scholarships

Scholarships and Student Funding

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PhD Scholarships for 2011-2012