Scholarships and Student Funding

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Masters Scholarships

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

School Awards

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers the School Masters Scholarship consisting of tuition fees at the Home rate for the chosen programme of study. Successful overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home fee rate and International/Online fees rates

This award is 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


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

Successful applicants must hold a UK 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.


The award will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first-class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.


Applications are now closed as the 26th March 2024 deadline has passed.

You must read the School of History, Classics and Archaeology webpage ahead of applying for the scholarship to ensure that you are able to complete the required steps to apply ahead of the deadlines (including the earlier degree programme application deadline).

  Frequently Asked Questions


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in May/June 2024.

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If you have a question which has not been answered above, please email the HCA Postgraduate Research Office.