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

We seek to award scholarships to the best applicants, based primarily on academic merit. All scholarship applicants must follow the instructions on how to apply for each scholarship.

Details of our new scholarship opportunities, for those looking to join our research programmes from September 2021 or later, will be advertised from late-November.

Awardees of external scholarships which cover tuition fees may not be considered for the scholarships we offer.

Please note: For all scholarships, we strongly advise that you submit your programme application at least 5 working days before the scholarship closing date. If applying for the scholarship requires you to submit an application using the University of Edinburgh Scholarship Portal, you will not be able to access this until you have applied for our doctoral programme.

University of Edinburgh Business School Doctoral 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 level) with £15,500 annual stipend for up to 4 years (pro-rata for part-time students)
Nationality All Countries

Academic Group Doctoral Scholarships

College Research Awards

The Business School will be offering 1 College Research Scholarship for students joining in September 2021.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) with £15,500 annual stipend for up to 3 years (pro-rata for part-time students)
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 Master's 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

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 annual stipend (anticipated to be approximately £15,590)
Nationality All Countries

EDC and Business School Scholarships

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.