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.

All scholarship applicants must also submit an online application for a place on the PhD programme of their choice. See the Apply page for your selected programme for more details. 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.

ID Co. Scholarship

This scholarship is linked to a joint EIT Digital and the ID Co. sponsored project. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the project under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Crook, Dr Galina Andreeva, and the team at the ID Co.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Full tuition fee coverage and £20,000 stipend awarded annually over a four-year period

PhD in Financial Technology

Franklin Templeton Scholarship

This project is linked to our new PhD in Financial Technology programme, and in particular on two topics of quantitative investment: conditional market timing and optimal execution under the supervision of Dr Cao and Dr Dong, along with industry experts at Franklin Templeton.

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value UK/EU Tuition fees plus £20,000 stipend awarded annually over 4 years

Franklin Templeton Scholarship

Improving Project Delivery

This research project is linked to our PhD in Management and is a collaboration between academic researchers and the government department responsible for the oversight and effective delivery of projects—the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).

Deadline The deadline for this scholarship has now passed
Value Fees at standard Home (UK/EU) rate; annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate; access to pooled Research Training Support grant
Nationality Comply with ESRC eligibility criteria

Improving Project Delivery

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 10 December 2019
Value UK/EU tuition fees plus a generous stipend
Nationality Must meet ESRC residency requirement

ESRC Open Competition

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 03 February 2020
Value UK/EU or Overseas Fees + £15,250 annual stipend for up to 4 years
Nationality All Countries

Academic Group Doctoral Scholarships

University of Edinburgh Graduate 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.

About the Graduate Scheme


Student Loans

A number of options are available for student loan funding, for both UK/EU nationals and overseas students. Find out more on the University's Financial Support site.