Scholarships and Student Funding

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships

The School is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarship Award for 2022-2023 entry.


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers School Doctoral Scholarship across any area of study within the doctoral programme, for studies commencing in 2022-23. The award provides an annual stipend at the UKRI rate (for guidance, in 2021-2022 this was £15,609, pro-rata for part-time students) and tuition fees at UK rate. Successful applicants paying international fees will be liable for the difference between the UK and International fees rates. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance.


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for this PhD scholarship designed to attract the best and brightest candidates to study in Edinburgh. 

The award is open to UK, EU and overseas students commencing a PhD degree in the academic year 2022-23. Current PhD students and MScR applicants are not eligible to apply for the School Doctoral Scholarship.

To be considered for a School Doctoral Scholarship, you must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing your PhD with us, a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent.

If you have any queries about identifying a prospective supervisor or your eligibility, please contact our Graduate Officers:


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 2nd of February deadline has now passed.

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Completed PhD admission applications must have been made via the University of Edinburgh online application system by Wednesday 19th January, 23:59 GMT.

As part of your scholarship application, you will complete a personal statement (maximum 3,500 characters, including spaces). Do not underestimate the importance of your personal statement in which you should set out your academic achievements and goals, and indicate how the award would benefit your studies. This statement should give added value to your application and help you to stand out. It will be read carefully by panel members. Make sure that it reflects you and your accomplishments as well as possible.

Further information can be found at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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 All applicants will be notified of the outcome in May 2022.

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