Scholarships and Student Funding

School of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Biological Sciences is offering bursaries for applicants studying eligible masters programmes in the 2021-2022 academic session.


Each bursary will have a value of £10,000 and is intended to assist with the overseas level of tuition fees.  The bursary is only tenable for one academic year.


Eligible students must be nationals and residents of countries outwith the UK and studying one of the following full-time campus-based programmes:

  • MSc/PgDip Biochemistry
  • MSc/PgDip Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants
  • MSc/PgDip Bioinformatics
  • MSc/PgDip Biotechnology
  • MSc/PgDip Drug Discovery and Translational Biology
  • MSc/PgDip Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
  • MSc/PgDip Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • MSc/PgDip Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis (including Animal Breeding & Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, Human Complex Trait Genetics)


The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 30th April 2021.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to ten working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

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Further information can be obtained directly from the School of Biological Sciences.

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