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.


We are offering one scholarship, which will cover 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 2023/24 the amount was £18,622).

These awards will be tenable for 2024/25 academic year.

All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community, and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award.  We offer our postgraduates a range of training and development opportunities appropriate to their programme of study.


The scholarships will be awarded to new applicants who have applied for admission to a postgraduate taught Masters degree programme of study at the University commencing in September 2024.


The eligible programmes are as follows:


The Scholarship is open to students studying an MSc or PgDip at MHSES, online or on-campus. It is available for students studying full-time, or part-time over two years, but not available for ‘Flex’ programmes or part-time over longer than two years. 

Some of our programmes have additional costs, that will not be covered by the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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)
  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
  6. During your last year of school or College, you lived in an area within 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

Awarding criteria

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

  • Excellent academic performance
  • Your motivations for studying your chosen degree

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

You are in receipt of another scholarship from Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

Applications are now closed as the 1st July 2024 deadline has passed.


Successful candidates will be advised of their award in early August 2024.

Contact Details

Deb Holt ( for enquiries about eligibility and criteria