The University of Edinburgh Ph.D. Scholarships are fully funded scholarships for international students. This program covers tuition fees plus a maintenance fee of £14,500 per year. The University will offer Ph.D. scholarships for students starting their Ph.D. research at the university in the 2022-2023 academic session. In order to attract the best and brightest Ph.D. students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision but also to provide development opportunities that will support our research students as they progress beyond their Ph.D., through an exciting scholarship scheme.
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The University of Edinburgh has been working for some time to embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in its activities and to widen participation (WP) for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. The Doctoral College is committed to embedding EDI in all of its policies and processes, and by widening access to postgraduate study to traditionally underrepresented groups, including BAME students and those from the most deprived communities in Scotland and the rest of the world. The Doctoral College wishes to attract the greatest diversity of applications to this scheme and will ensure that recruitment processes are robust and unbiased.
Each scholarship covers the University tuition fee as well as a stipend of £16,062p.a. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for between three and four years as agreed by the School/Deanery (or pro-rata for part-time)
The awards are open to UK and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for an on-campus research degree in 2022-2023.
Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time or part-time on-campus PhD research programme of study at the University. We encourage applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship to make contact with their academic school regarding any admission deadlines.
Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed program of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications.
You may apply for the scholarship prior to obtaining the necessary English language test results but the results should be uploaded as soon as possible.
These awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships but can be held with partially-funded scholarships and will be reduced pro-rata
Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first-class or 2:1 honors degree at the undergraduate level or the international equivalent.
Other factors such as financial status, nationality, and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
The University will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a Ph.D., or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.
Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as all deadline dates have now passed. Applications deadlines will vary by School/Deanery and will be linked to the application deadline for programs