Scholarships and Student Funding

Arts and Humanities Research Council

The University of Edinburgh is now part of a consortium of 10 Universities which have been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

 

AHRC PhD Studentships 2023/24

Applications for funding in the 2023/24 are now open.

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and offers PhD studentships each year. Further details of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities can be found here.

Online Information session The Dean of Postgraduate Education is holding an online information session about the AHRC PhD funding, offered by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, for the 2023/24 academic year. This is an opportunity to hear about the funding on offer, how to apply to the University for a funding nomination, what information is required in the funding application and an opportunity to ask questions.

SGSAH PhD funding

Wed 19th October 2022, 3.30 pm – 4.30pm (UK time)                           

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For 2023/24 entry, University PhD and funding application deadlines are likely to be from November to early December 2022.  This page provides general information about AHRC funding for the 2023/24 academic year and guidance will be updated from early November 2022 with details about the application process and exact deadlines for 2023/24 entry.

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and offers PhD studentships each year.

Further details of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities can be found here.

Award

The award will cover the PhD tuition fee and a stipend at the UKRI level for 3.5 years.

Eligibility

Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as BA, BMus, BSc or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of Master’s degree.

PhD students within the eligible subject areas who are currently in their first year of PhD study are eligible to apply.

Awards are available to Home fee applicants and limited awards available for International applicants. Please check the full UKRI eligibility criteria here.

To qualify for Home status an applicant must:

        Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or

        Have settled status, or

        Have pre-settled status AND meet residency requirement (3 years residency in the  

        UK/EEA/Gibraltar/Switzerland immediately before the start of the PhD.) or

        Have indefinite leave to enter or remain

In accordance with UKRI and AHRC policy, permissible positive action is being applied to the 2023 SGSAH DTP Open Studentships. For the 2023 competition, SGSAH is making available at least three ring-fenced studentships for applicants from UK Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. These 3 ring-fenced studentships represent a minimum recruitment, with no maximum. 

Applying

Step 1: Apply for a PhD programme at the University of Edinburgh for 2023/24.  Full details on eligible programmes, admissions procedures and application deadlines can be found on the relevant School web pages below. Please note that each School will have their own admission deadline for this funding. If you are currently at first year PhD student at the University, please see Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the SGSAH funding application form and return it to the School by the relevant School deadline.

Step 3: The University will select and nominate applicants to go forward to the next stage of the competition.

Step 4: Nominated applicant submits the full SGSAH funding application form to the online SGSAH portal before noon 13th February 2023. SGSAH release the final funding decisions at the end of April.

 

School of Divinity

Edinburgh College of Art

School of GeoSciences

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

School of Law

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Further Information

Postgraduate Research Student Office