Scholarships and Student Funding

Wellcome Trust Masters Awards in Humanities and Social Science

The Wellcome Trust invites candidates to register interest for an award for eligible Masters applicants in health studies for academic year 2017-2018.


Each award will provide a student stipend and approved tuition fees for a period of one year.  For further details please refer to the Wellcome Trust.

The University of Edinburgh may nominate one candidate to the Wellcome Trust for consideration for an award.


Applicants must have been offered admission to commence a Masters programme of study in 2017-2018, to develop humanities or social science research skills and train in any area of health.

Applicants must not  receive support for their postgraduate studies from another funding body or have already begun a Masters programme.

Applicants who have previously been unsuccessful with a full application for this scheme should contact the Wellcome Trust before applying again.


The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

You should usually have, or expect to have by the start of the award, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


We are no longer accepting notes of interest for this award as the deadline was Friday 10th March 2017.


All applicants who note their interest will be notified of the outcome in late March.

The nominated candidate will be notified of the final outcome by the end of June 2017.