Scholarships and Student Funding

Edinburgh Law School & Cameron PhD Studentships

Edinburgh Law School offers a number of full PhD studentships, one of which is provided through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewen Cameron in his name.

Edinburgh Law School offers a number of full PhD studentships, one of which is provided through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewen Cameron in his name.

These scholarships will pay tuition fees and an annual stipend in line with UKRI rates (approximately £18,662 per annum). The stipend will be paid in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.


Candidates for these scholarships must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the Edinburgh Law School within the academic year 2024/25 (i.e. either September 2024 or January 2025 entry).  UK and international students are eligible to apply. Please note that international students are not eligible for part-time study.

To be considered for these scholarships, you must meet the School’s standard minimum entry requirements. See Entry Requirements at: How to apply | Edinburgh Law School.

The successful candidates normally exceed these requirements, having obtained the highest classification in at least one of their degrees, and provide a strong research proposal which has a close fit with research within the School.

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

Please note that one scholarship will be ring-fenced under our Athena Swan action plan to support a project that deals with questions of equality, diversity or social justice. This can include projects on families and relationships, gender and sexuality, employment, crime and justice, environment, peace, war and conflict, and human rights.


When making decisions the School will consider the applicant’s academic achievements, research proposal, fit with our research expertise, and the degree of support provided by references. The School will not take into account factors such as financial status and nationality.

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.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. 

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 1st February 2024.

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 five 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

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password.  If you require assistance, please go to If you have not applied for admission, please go ahead and do this and you will receive your University User Name and password.

Please note that the application to the PhD Law programme must be submitted at least ten working days prior to the scholarship application deadline.

Eligible applicants should apply for admission to the PhD Law programme. You can find further information on how to apply for admission to the programme at How to apply | Edinburgh Law School.

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Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2024.

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