Scholarships and Student Funding

School of Divinity PhD Research Scholarships

The School of Divinity is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2022-2023 entry.

Competition is open to all applicants who are offered a place to study on a postgraduate research programme.  Awards are made on the basis of academic merit.


Scholarships are available to cover full tuition fees (at both the UK, EU and Overseas rates). Partial awards will also be offered of at least 50% of tuition fees.


The School of Divinity is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a range of PhD scholarships designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh.   We welcome applications across our full range of research areas in Divinity. 

Eligible applicants should not wait for an offer of admission before applying for the scholarship but an offer of admission is necessary to be awarded a scholarship.


Applicants must hold a UK 2:1 or first class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with a mark of at least 65% in a relevant subject, and typically a specialist masters degree with a high level of attainment (at least 67% in both coursework and dissertation), or their international equivalents. For North American applicants, the equivalent of 67% is a GPA of 3.70.

You should also have academic training in the area of your research project.

Please note current  Doctoral students are not eligible to apply for the School Doctoral Scholarships.


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 3rd of February deadline has now passed.

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Please note that applications always exceed the number of awards available. Applicants are advised to apply to other funding agencies in addition to these funds.