Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Law School & Cameron PhD Studentships

A small number of scholarships are available for outstanding students undertaking a PhD in Law commencing in September 2020 or January 2021.

Edinburgh Law School offers two complete PhD studentships covering UK/EU fees and a stipend in line with UKRI rates.

Through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewan Cameron, the School is also able to offer one further studentship on the same basis and in his name.


The scholarship is open to applicants who have applied to study a PhD in Law commencing in September 2020 or January 2021.  

To be considered for a School Award, you must meet our standard minimum entry requirements. The successful candidates normally exceed these significantly, having obtained the highest classification in at least one of their degrees, and provide a very strong research proposal with a high degree of fit with supervisors and the School.

Successful applicants will be expected to firmly accept the offer when the results of the application process are announced. Candidates who already have an offer of financial sponsorship from elsewhere will not be eligible.

Applications are welcome across the full range of legal and law-related subjects. 


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have the minimum equivalent of a 2:1 degree at undergraduate level.  A good result in a consequent and relevant Masters degree will also be expected.


Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2020-2021 as the 3rd of February deadline has now passed.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Selection Procedure

Applications will be considered on the basis of the scholarship application submitted and a ranking carried out by relevant members of academic staff in the Law School.

 All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact