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University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships, UK 2024

Application is now open for the University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Edinburgh and Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh, a venerable institution with a rich history, stands as a beacon of academic excellence in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. The university was formally founded in 1583, but it was founded in 1582 by the municipal council operating under the authority of a royal charter issued by King James VI. Apart from being the sixth-oldest institution still in existence in the English-speaking world, it is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.

The University of Edinburgh will provide PhD scholarships for students starting their doctorate research path in the forthcoming academic session of 2024–2025 as part of its continued commitment to encouraging academic achievement. These scholarships are intended to draw in the most brilliant minds by giving them access to state-of-the-art research facilities and first-rate mentoring, as well as by opening doors to possibilities for professional growth that will assist and mentor them as they pursue post-doctoral studies.


The university’s commitment to fostering a lively academic community and advancing knowledge is demonstrated by this scholarship program. The University of Edinburgh ensures that its reputation as a hub of learning and enlightenment persists for future generations by making investments in the next generation of scholars and researchers. This allows the university to build on its heritage of intellectual leadership and worldwide influence.

Details about University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Edinburgh, UK

Scholarship Value: £18,622p.a

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Edinburgh, UK


A stipend of £18,622 per year is awarded for each scholarship, on top of the university tuition. Subject to excellent progress, the scholarships are awarded for a maximum of three or four years, at the discretion of the school or dean (or pro-rata for part-time).

Eligibility Criteria for University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships:

  • Students from the UK and other countries who plan to begin their first year of study for an on-campus research degree in 2024–2025 are eligible to apply for the awards.
  • Candidates must already be enrolled in a full-time or part-time PhD research program at the university that is offered on campus. The school advises anyone who would like to apply for this award to inquire about any deadlines related to admission from their academic institution.
  • For information on additional acceptable English language qualifications, please refer to the Entry Requirements for your intended program of study. 
  • Even though you can apply for the scholarship before you get the required results of the English language exam, you should upload the results as soon as you can.
  • These awards, which will be lowered pro rata, may be held in conjunction with partially funded scholarships but not concurrently with fully funded scholarships.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates must possess exceptional academic ability and research potential. Applicants must possess, or anticipate obtaining, an undergraduate first class or 2:1 honors degree from the UK, or its foreign equivalent.
  • Not taken into consideration are additional elements including financial standing, nationality, and the intended topic of study.
  • Candidates who have previously earned a PhD or its formal equivalent as a consequence of direct research training will often not be considered by the university.

Application Procedure for University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships

Applicants must have submitted an admissions application to the University of Edinburgh to use the scholarship application portal. Please be aware that access may not be given for up to five working days after an application for admission has been submitted, pending the completion of all system checks.

The online scholarship application form may be found in EUCLID and accessed at, the web-based information portal MyEd. You will require your University username and password to access MyEd. Please visit if you need assistance. Please go to apply for admission if you haven’t already. You will then obtain your university username and password.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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