Scholarships and Student Funding

Funding for international students

In addition to financial assistance provided by UK Government agencies and external funding sources, the University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.

Awards by region

These pages provide specific information on international postgraduate scholarships for prospective students.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Cross-disciplinary awards as well as many subject-specific scholarships are available.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

International students can compete in a variety of funding schemes.

College of Science and Engineering

The College operates numerous scholarship schemes funded through University funds, organisations and industrial sponsors.

Edinburgh Global Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers several prestigious scholarships for international students.

Economic and Social Research Council

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of Universities in Scotland which have been awarded funding from the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.

Other Funding

Information of external funding opportunities available to prospective postgraduate international students.

GREAT Scholarships 2024

This year, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Edinburgh will be offering five scholarships for students, across Mexico, Ghana, Malaysia, Turkey and Vietnam applying for an eligible one-year postgraduate Masters programme for the 2024-2025 academic session.