Postgraduate study

Scholarships and loans

Find funding to help cover the cost of your studies.

Postgraduate study can be a significant financial commitment, but you may be surprised by the range of funding sources available.

The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you pursue your ambitions.

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You can also browse our database of scholarships and funding opportunities.

See all funding for international students

See all funding for UK/EU students

Online learning scholarships

Alumni scholarships

We offer a 20% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for:

  • alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh
  • alumni who start a postgraduate programme in the 2020/21 academic year
  • students who have previously matriculated on a 'Visiting Programme' as an undergraduate student and completed a minimum of one semester of study at the University of Edinburgh

Alumni starting their programme in future acadmic sessions will be offered a 10% scholarship.

Tuition fee alumni scholarships

UK government loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.) 

UK government loans and other external funding opportunities

Featured PhD scholarships

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

Principal’s Career Development Scholarship