Scholarships and Student Funding

Economic and Social Research Council

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of Universities in Scotland which have been awarded funding from the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.

Under this Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Scheme, the consortium will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards. 

ESRC PhD Studentships 2017

Further details on the DTP can be found at:


  • Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as BA, BMus, BSc, or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of Masters degree.
  • If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period prior to study.

To be considered for an ESRC award, please apply for admission to the University via the relevant School of study. Subject areas will have their own application deadlines. PhD students within the eligible subject areas who are currently in their first year of study are eligible to apply.

For further details on admission procedures and eligible subject areas for ESRC funding, please refer to the relevant School of study.

Business School

School of Economics

School of Education

School of GeoSciences

School of Health in Social Science

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

School of Law

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

School of Social and Political Science


Criteria and guidance for the 2017 competition from SGSSS can be found at

If you need additional guidance on how to prepare your application, please contact your relevant School for information in relation to applying for this award.


Applicants will be notified by 9 February 2017 if they have been selected to go forward to the ESRC selection panels. 

Further Information

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Postgraduate Office
  • University of Edinburgh

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