Scholarships and Student Funding

Moray House Access Scholarship

Moray House School of Education and Sport is pleased to offer a scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs for one student. The scholarship is for students from backgrounds or groups which are underrepresented in our School.




The award covers full tuition fees and a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (amount to be confirmed, for 2022/23 the amount was £15,700).


The scholarships are available for most of our postgraduate taught programmes for students commencing study in September 2023.

The eligible programmes are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who are fully sponsored by their employer or are in receipt of a full scholarship are not eligible for these scholarships. Applicants can only accept one scholarship from the University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education and Sport.

    • You must be a UK national domiciled in the UK.
    • You must be an offer-holder (conditional or unconditional) for an eligible Master’s programme at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

In addition, you must meet at least one of the additional criteria.

Additional Criteria

  1. You are a learner with refugee/asylum seeker status
  2. You were over 21 when you began your undergraduate degree or you are a student with non-typical qualifications (qualifications other than Scottish Highers, A levels, or international equivalents)
  3. You were/are in receipt of a Young Students' Bursary, an Independent Students' Bursary, or a Care Experienced Students' Bursary as an undergraduate—as assessed by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) OR
  4. You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate (if you started your undergraduate course after August 2016 you will need to provide evidence from the Student Loans Company to confirm your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less)
  5. You are care-experienced. We define care experience as any time spent in care at any stage of your life. Care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as if you were:
    • in residential care
    • in foster care
    • in kinship care
    • looked after at home with a supervision requirement


We will use the home address where you lived during your last year of school or college. If at that time you lived in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) or you lived in an area with an Acorn classification of 4 or 5. To check your eligibility for the two postcode criteria above, use the postcode lookup tool

You will not be eligible for this scholarship if:

    • You are fully sponsored by your employer
    • You are already in receipt of a full scholarship
    • You already hold a Master's degree or PhD qualification

For those students who meet the eligibility criteria listed above, the scholarships will be awarded broadly based on academic merit. Successful candidates will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Can demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • According to the information submitted in your application, your motivations for studying your chosen degree.


Applications are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the deadline of 22nd June has passed. 


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 31st July 2023.