Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships

The University will offer PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2022-2023 academic session.

Background

In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision, but also to provide development opportunities which will support our research students as they progress beyond their PhD, through an exciting scholarship scheme.

Access

The University of Edinburgh has been working for some time to embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in its activities and to widen participation (WP) for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. The Doctoral College is committed to embedding EDI in all of its policies and processes, and by widening access to postgraduate study to traditionally underrepresented groups, including BAME students and those from the most deprived communities in Scotland and the rest of the world. The Doctoral College wishes to attract the greatest diversity of applications to this scheme and will ensure that recruitment processes are robust and unbiased.

Award

Each scholarship covers the University tuition fee as well as a stipend of £15,609p.a. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for between three and four years as agreed by the School/Deanery (or pro-rata for part time)

Eligibility

The awards are open to UK and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for an on-campus research degree in 2022-2023.

Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time or part-time on campus PhD research programme of study at the University. We encourage applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship to make contact with their academic school regarding any admission deadlines.

Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed programme of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications. 

You may apply for the scholarship prior to obtaining the necessary English language test results but the results should be uploaded as soon as possible.

These awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships but can be held with partially-funded scholarships and will be reduced pro-rata.

Criteria

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.

The University will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.

Training

Undertake a package of training and development which will help them to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer them a breadth of development opportunities in areas such as teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship, data science, and research.

Terms and Conditions

Applying

Information on how to apply will follow shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Applications deadlines will vary by School/Deanery and will be linked to the application deadline for programmes.

Participating Schools - please select the school, to which you wish to apply to.  By clicking on the name of the school it will take you to their web page.  We are still awaiting links from a number of schools, this will be updated in due course.
School Number of Scholarships Available 3 1/2  Year Tenure 4 Year Tenure Closing Date
Biological Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Biomedical Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Business School - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Chemistry - Information on how to apply will follow shortly. 2 No Yes 25th November 2021
Clinical Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Divinity - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Economics - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Edinburgh College of Art - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Engineering - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Geosciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.         
Health in Social Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
History, Classics and Archeaeology - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Informatics - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Law - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Literatures, Languages and Cultures - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Mathematics - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Moray House Education - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.         
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Physics and Astronomy - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Royal (Dick) Veterinary Studies - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        
Social and Political Science - Information on how to apply will follow shortly.        

Selection Procedure

The University will use the information you provide on your scholarship application form together with the information contained in the supporting documentation (reference and academic transcript) which you submitted as part of your application for admission to administer and assess your scholarship application and to select successful applicants.

Shortlisted candidates should expect to be invited to attend an interview which will take place either in person or by telephone.

Notifications

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the relevant school.   For further information, please contact the school directly.