Scholarships and Funding

Find out about our scholarships and funding opportunities.

PhD funding competitions include the Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships, the College of Arts Humanities and Social Science Research Award, the School of Divinity Research Scholarships and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships.

AHRC/SGSAH PhD Studentships 2024/25

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and offers PhD studentships each year. Further details of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities can be found on their website.


The award will cover the PhD tuition fee and a stipend at the UKRI level for 3.5 years.


Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as BA, BMus, BSc or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of Master’s degree.

PhD students within the eligible subject areas who are currently in their first year of PhD study are eligible to apply.

Please see the SGSAH website for full details.

Please note that prospective part-time Distance PhD applicants are not eligible to apply for SGSAH funding.

To be considered for the SGSAH funding competition, you must complete the following two steps:

  1. Apply for PhD study you must submit your application with supporting documents by 15 November 2023.
  2. Application for SGSAH Scholarship.

Eligible candidates must submit a completed SGSAH Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship nomination application form for 2024-25 by email to the Postgraduate Research Office by Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 23:59 UK time.

SGSAH AHRC DTP Guidance 2024-25 (886.21 KB / DOCX)

Online Information Session

The CAHSS Dean of Postgraduate Research will be hosting an online information session for prospective SGSAH applicants at 10am-11am GMT 18th October 2023. No registration is needed for this session.

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To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must first apply for a postgraduate programme of study.
For each scholarship for which you wish to be considered you must make specific and separate application

For details of all the different funding opportunities and how to apply

Scholarships and Student Funding

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Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers two tuition fee scholarship schemes for alumni of the University.

Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships


Please note that you will not be able to access the online scholarship application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the Postgraduate School Office