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. See the How to Apply page 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.

PhD in Financial Technology Opportunity

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 28 October 2019
Value Full tuition fee coverage and £20,000 stipend awarded annually over a four-year period

PhD in Financial Technology

Improving Project Delivery

This research project 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 02 December 2019
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

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.