Scholarships and Student Funding

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Masters Scholarships

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for an exciting range of Masters scholarships designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh.

School Awards

  • The School Scholarship will consist of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for the chosen programme of study, and an annual stipend of £5,000. Successful Overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fees rates.
  • Three School Masters Scholarships will consist of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Successful overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fees rates

These awards are open to any postgraduate Masters programme offered by the School. Applicants for part-time and distance-learning Masters programmes are eligible to apply for these awards (any award made would be paid pro-rata).

**The School is also offering the Charles Mackie Scholarship for students progressing from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Study within the School.  This requires a separate application. For further details, please visit the Charles Mackie Scholarship


Awards will be made on academic merit and the potential to excel at the chosen programme of study.

Successful applicants must hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field, or should be able to prove their academic merit through evidence of professional achievements, awards or publications relevant to their chosen programme of study. 

Candidates in this latter category should note that a good first degree will still be required.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 2nd March 2020.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to

Applicants must submit a complete application for a Masters programme of study within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology by Monday 24th February 2020. Your academic reference and, where available, other supporting documents (such as evidence of English language competency, degree certificate(s) and academic transcript(s), must also be uploaded to your study application by this date.

Visit our programmes pages to choose your programme of study and apply online.

Submit an application to study

You will not be able to apply for a scholarship unless you have applied for a programme of study entering in 2020-21. 

As part of your application, you will complete a personal statement. Do not underestimate the importance of your personal statement in which you should set out your academic achievements and goals, and indicate how the award would benefit your studies. This statement should give added value to your application and help you to stand out. It will be read carefully by panel members. Make sure that it reflects you and your accomplishments as well as possible.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in early/mid-April 2020.