Scholarships and Student Funding

School Scholarships

The School of Social and Political Science is pleased to offer funded PhD awards for 2022-2023 entry.


Awards covering tuition fees for a PhD (UK, EU or Overseas level) and a stipend of £15,600 (pro-rata for part-time students) are available.

Awards are made for one year in the first instance and are renewable for up to a further two years (pro-rata for part-time students), subject to satisfactory academic progress.


These awards are available both to students intending to commence PhD study in September 2022 and to students currently in the first year of their PhD in the School (if successful this will be a 2-year award). These awards are available to all areas of research within the School of Social and Political Science.

Please note these scholarships are only for PhD study, not for MSc by Research.

When making decisions, the Selection Committee will consider the applicant's academic achievements, research proposal, research potential, any publications made, any relevant non-academic experience, and the degree of support provided by references.  Financial status and nationality are not taken into account.


Before applying for this scholarship, applicants must visit the School of Social and Political Science for information and guidance.

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 3rd Feb 2022.

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 ten 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

 Frequently Asked Questions


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

Further Information

School of Social and Political Science

School of Social and Political Science

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