Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships Awards for Overseas Research Students

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships Awards for Overseas Research Students


These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

Award

30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2019-2020.

Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.

Eligibility

  • The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2019-2020.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have been offered admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study.

    Academic merit

  • Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
  • Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor’s degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really have a first class Bachelor’s degree supplemented by an excellent Master’s degree.
  • Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.

    Excluding factors

  • The University of Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.
  • Students already on a PhD programme cannot be
    considered for these awards.
  • Please also note that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your Masters programme of study in 2019 and your PhD the following year in 2020, that you will not be eligible to apply for an award in 2019.
  • Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.

    Applying​

  • Notification of award;It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2019.
  • For more information and scholarship application details, see; application details, see; Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships Awards for Overseas Research Students

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