Scholarships and Student Funding

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically outstanding candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland as well as the Henry Dryerre Scholarships in Medical or Veterinary Physiology.


The scholarships cover tuition fees, maintenance allowance, research and travel allowance. The awards are tenable for three years and will not normally be made for a lesser period.


Applicants must be graduates of a Scottish University with a First Class Honours degree from a Scottish University. Students in their final year of an undergraduate degree who are expected to obtain a First-Class Honours degree may apply, withdrawing if they fail to do so.

Applicants who are in receipt of a Government-funded Research Studentship, Research Council award or comparable scholarship will not be considered.

Applicants for the scholarship must first apply formally for admission to a PhD programme of study commencing in September or October 2017 at the University of Edinburgh.



The deadline for this scholarship has now passed.


Nominated applications are forwarded to the Trust for consideration.

All applicants will be informed whether or not they are being nominated to the Trust shortly after the Trust's deadline of 28th February 2017

 Nominated applicants will be informed of the final outcome in May 2017.

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Contact details



Administrative Manager
Andrew Carnegie House

Dunfermline, Fife
Post Code
KY12 8AW