Scholarships and Student Funding

The Connect: North Korea Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh is privileged to offer scholarships to support North Koreans to pursue postgraduate study in the UK, in partnership with Connect: North Korea.


Connect: North Korea (CNK) is a UK-based organisation with a global aim – to enable every person who leaves North Korea to heal, grow, and live the life they choose.

Up to two scholarships will be awarded as part of Connect: North Korea’s ‘Enabling Freedom Network’ programme. The Enabling Freedom Network exists to remove barriers to education and support the emergence of a cohort of North Koreans ready and able to drive social change in their local communities.

The scheme is open to North Korean applicants seeking to study any full-time taught postgraduate degree taught on-campus in Edinburgh, regardless of where in the world they currently reside, and who would benefit from a programme of extracurricular services to enable academic success.  

Applications for students commencing their studies in September 2023 are now open. The deadline to complete your application to the scholarship is 31 January 2023. We will let you know the outcome of your application no later than 15 March 2023. 

It is important to highlight that you must also apply directly to the University of Edinburgh for your chosen programme of postgraduate study by 15 December 2022.

You can browse our postgraduate degrees here: Please note in your application to study that you intend to also apply to the Connect: North Korea Scholarship. The scholarship can only be awarded to candidates holding offers to study at Edinburgh, but you may apply to this scholarship at any time after submitting your application to study.




We will let you know the outcome of your application in March 2023.