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 2018

Further details on the DTP can be found at: Scottish Graduate School of Social Science


  • 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 by 16th January 2018.  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


Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2018-2019 as the deadline of 16th January 2018 has now passed.

Further Information

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Postgraduate Office
  • University of Edinburgh

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