Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

Award

30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2020-2021.

Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.

Eligibility

The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2020-2021.

Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have been applied admission to a full-time on campus PhD research programme of study.

Academic merit

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.

Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor's degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really have a first class Bachelor's degree supplemented by an excellent Master's degree.

Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.

Excluding factors

The University of Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.

Students already on a PhD programme cannot be considered for these awards.

Please also note that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your Masters programme of study in 2020 and your PhD the following year in 2021, that you will not be eligible to apply for an award in 2020.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.

Applying

Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2020-2021 as the 17th of February deadline has now passed.

Applicants for PhD Economics (with Integrated Study) 4 years will be unable to apply via MyEd and are advised to email EconPGR.enquiries@ed.ac.uk to obtain a paper application form, to be returned by the same deadline of 23:59 GMT on 17th February 2020.

Notification of award

It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2020.

Contact

For more details on this award please contact Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Scholarships and Financial Support Team

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