All scholarship applicants must also submit an online application for a place on the PhD programme. See the how to apply for the PhD programme page for more details. Your Personal Statement in your online application will serve as your scholarship covering letter unless otherwise stated in the scholarship application details below. Awardees of external scholarships will not be considered for the scholarships we offer.

Business School scholarships

EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Scholarship

One PhD scholarship is offered in Business Model Transformation via Data-driven Innovation and Big Data Analytics.

Deadline: Saturday 15th of July 2017

Details and how to apply


Centre for Accounting and Society

One PhD scholarship is offered by the Centre for Accounting and Society.

Deadline: Monday 17th of April 2017

Details and how to apply


PhD Scholarships in Accounting and Finance

Up to three PhD scholarships are offered per year in Accounting and/or Finance. Any area of study will be considered within these disciplines.

Deadline: Monday 17th of April 2017

Details and how to apply


University of Edinburgh Business School Doctoral Scholarships

The Business School offers up to six fully funded scholarships across any area of study within the doctoral programme.

Deadline: Monday 1st of May 2017

Details and how to apply


University of Edinburgh scholarships

College Research Awards

The Business School offers one fully funded scholarship across any area of study within the doctoral programme.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Details and how to apply


Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh offers a number of research scholarships for PhD study in any subject offered by the University. The awards are open to overseas students undertaking a research degree. Each award covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Details and how to apply


Principal's Career Development Scholarships

The Business School offers up to two scholarships across any area of study within the doctoral programme.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Details and how to apply


Other scholarship and funding opportunities

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh is a member institution of the Scotland-wide Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) which is funded and accredited by the Social and Economic Research Council (ESRC). The DTC provides world-class postgraduate research and training in the social sciences across a wide range of disciplines, known as ‘pathways’.

Deadline: Sunday 15th of January 2017

Details and how to apply


Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically outstanding candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland. Applicants must be graduates of a Scottish University with a First Class Honours degree from a Scottish University.

Deadline: Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Details and how to apply


University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Scheme

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

Deadline: Thursday 1st of January 1970

Details and how to apply


Student loans

A number of options are available for student loan funding, for both UK/EU nationals and overseas students. For more information, visit the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services student loan page.