Scholarships and Student Funding

Staff Scholarships Overview

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a number of scholarships for members of staff to undertake part-time postgraduate study for career enhancement within the University.


Scholarships awarded will cover the full cost of tuition fees for full-time staff members, with part-awards being offered to part-time staff.

Applicants should have applied for the appropriate part-time postgraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh and have received a formal offer of admission before applying for a scholarship.

Candidates may only submit one application for a Staff Scholarship award in any one year.


You are eligible to apply if you are a full-time or part-time member of staff with a contract of employment with the University of Edinburgh.

Staff who are uncertain about their job status or contracted hours should check with either their Head of School or Support Department or Human Resources before making an application.

If you work part-time the scholarship will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

If you are on a fixed-term contract and you are successful in obtaining a scholarship for a part-time programme of study, the award will continue so long as you are employed by the University of Edinburgh.

The Scheme

Details of the Scheme including programmes covered and conditions of the award.


The selection panel will consider the potential benefits to the individual and the University.


Before applying for a Staff Scholarship you should have received an offer of admission for part-time postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh.