Scholarships and funding may be available from the University of Edinburgh or an external organisation.

All University of Edinburgh Scholarships & Funding

There are further scholarship and funding opportunities available via the main University of Edinburgh scholarship office.

University of Edinburgh Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Scholarship Scheme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), targets the future generation of leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers early in their careers.

Chevening Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Interested students must apply to the nominating agency in their Commonwealth country of residence.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans (PTFL)

Eligible (Scottish domiciled and EU) applicants who have accepted a postgraduate place on this programme can apply directly to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a loan to cover up to £3,400 towards their tuition fees. Prospective students are advised to monitor the SAAS website for further information.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans

University of Edinburgh Graduate Scheme


The University is currently offering a 20% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and who commence a programme in the 2020/21 academic session, and will apply for the duration of the programme commenced. Please note some programmes are excluded from the Graduate Scholarship Scheme and you should check the list of programmes not covered by this scholarship before applying.

Alumni commencing programmes in future Academic Sessions will be offered a 10% scholarship in postgraduate tuition fees (programme exclusions apply).

Visiting Students

We offer a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for students who have both:

  • Matriculated on a 'visiting programme'
  • Completed a minimum of one semester of study at the University of Edinburgh

Graduate Scholarships Scheme

Student Loans

We understand that funding your postgraduate studies at Edinburgh might require significant financial investment. That’s why we encourage you to explore all possible funding options, which can include, in order of affordability: scholarships, self-financing, any government-backed loan funding and/or external loan providers.

A number of options are available for student loan funding, including government-backed ones, for both UK/EU nationals and overseas students. Some further information can be found by visiting the University’s Scholarships and Student Funding Services student loan page.

Prodigy Finance is one example of an external loan provider. Prodigy Finance's model offers loans to international students using a predictive scorecard that considers future potential. Details of their scheme are available on their website. 150 nationalities are eligible and you do not need a UK guarantor or collateral.

Unlike many government-backed student loan arrangements worldwide, repayments on a Prodigy loan will become due six months after graduation irrespective of employment status (including further studies e.g. progressing to a PhD).

Information on loan providers is provided here for information purposes only. All loan applications and loan agreements are the sole responsibility of the individual borrower.