Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Law School & Cameron PhD Studentships

A small number of scholarships are available for outstanding students undertaking a full-time PhD in the Law School commencing in September 2021 or January 2022.

 

Edinburgh Law School offers three full PhD studentships, one of which is provided through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewen Cameron in his name.

These scholarships will pay tuition fees and an annual stipend in line with UKRI rates (approximately £15,500 per annum).

Eligibility

Candidates for these scholarships must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the Edinburgh Law School within the academic year 2020/21 (September 2021 or January 2022 entry).

UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply. Please note that international students are not eligible for part-time study.

To be considered for these scholarships, you must meet our standard minimum entry requirements. The successful candidates normally exceed these requirements, having obtained the highest classification in at least one of their degrees, and provide a strong research proposal which has a close fit with research within the School.

Successful applicants will be expected to firmly accept the offer when the results of the application process are announced. Candidates who already have an offer of financial sponsorship from elsewhere will not be eligible.

Please note that one of these scholarships will be ring-fenced under our Athena Swan action plan to support a project that deals with questions of equality, diversity or social justice. This can include projects on families and relationships, gender and sexuality, employment, crime and justice, environment, peace, war and conflict, and human rights.

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have the minimum equivalent of a 2:1 degree at undergraduate level.  A good result in a consequent and relevant Masters degree will also be expected.

Applying

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 4th of February deadline has now passed.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Selection Procedure

When making our decisions we will:

  • Consider the applicant’s academic achievements, research proposal, research potential, and the degree of support provided by references.
  • Not take into account factors such as financial status and nationality.

 All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact School of Law