Scholarships and Student Funding

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2017-2018 entry.


These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2016-2017 this was £14,296). Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates. 

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will undertake specified teaching and related duties following appropriate training as an integral part of their scholarship package.

For EU applicants intending to apply to the AHRC for funding, we strongly advise you to also apply for these School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships, as well as any other awards for which you are eligible since the AHRC will consider you for the award of tuition fees at the EU rate only and you will not be eligible for the award of a stipend.


The scholarship will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a PhD  programme of study offered by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact our Graduate Officers, as below:               

History: Professor Diana Paton,, tel no: 0131 650 4578

Classics: Dr Ben Russell,, tel no: 0131 650 3472

Archaeology: Dr Robert Leighton,, tel no: 0131 650 8197


The scholarship 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 of in a relevant field.  Applicants must demonstrate an equally high standard of academic performance in a postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so.


This award is now closed and no further applications will be accepted for the 2017-2018 academic session.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2017.

Please direct general inquiries about these awards to

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