A number of scholarships and funded projects for new students beginning their PhD programme are available.

For those looking to join our research programmes from September 2024, details of our scholarship opportunities, along with application deadlines, can be found below.

Edinburgh Doctoral College and Business School Scholarships

A number of fully funded scholarships are available for any area of study within the doctoral programme.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas) with an annual stipend equal to the UKRI minimum rate for the relevant academic year of study
Nationality All Countries

EDC and Business School Scholarships

University of Edinburgh Business School Doctoral Scholarship

A number of fully-funded scholarships are available for study within the Business School doctoral programmes.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) with annual stipend for up to 4 years set at the UKRI minimum level (pro-rata for part-time students)
Nationality All Countries

Doctoral Scholarship

University of Edinburgh Business School Doctoral Access Scholarship

Available for students who are UK nationals and domiciled in the UK, the Business School will offer one scholarship to cover full tuition fees and an annual stipend for one of their Doctoral programmes for entry in September 2024. This scholarship will support those who may face barriers in accessing postgraduate research study and are evidentially underrepresented in postgraduate research study. The scholarship is for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fees (UK) with annual stipend for up to 4 years set at the UKRI minimum level (pro-rata for part-time students)
Nationality UK nationals domiciled in the UK

Doctoral Access Scholarship

College Research Awards

The Business School will be offering a College Research Scholarship for students joining in September 2024.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) with annual stipend for up to 3 years (pro-rata for part-time students) set at the UKRI level
Nationality All Countries

College Research Awards

ESRC Open Competition

We welcome applications from students interested in joining us on a PhD (3 year) or a Masters by Research and PhD (1+3 year) programme.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value This award covers the cost of UK or Overseas tuition fees plus a generous stipend
Nationality Must meet ESRC residency requirement

ESRC Open Competition

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically excellent candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Tuition fees, maintenance allowance, and a research expenses allowance

Carnegie Scholarship

The Trudeau Scholarship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation are offering doctoral scholarships to Canadian citizens who are full-time first or second year students registered (or in the process of registering) in a doctoral programme outside Canada.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value $40,000 per year for up to 3 years + up to an additional $20,000 annually
Nationality Canadian citizens only

Trudeau Scholarship

University of Edinburgh tuition fee alumni scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers two tuition fee scholarship schemes for alumni of the University.

Graduate scholarship scheme

The University is currently offering a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Alumni (visiting undergraduate) scholarship scheme

The University of Edinburgh offers a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all 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.

Tuition fee alumni scholarships


Student loans

A number of options are available for student loan funding, for both UK, EU, and international students. A range of options can be found on the University's Financial Support site. In addition, a new postgraduate doctoral loan has been announced by the UK government.