Scholarships for Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh

Type: Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees

Who: Students interested in completing a PhD at the university of Edinburgh

What: Tuition Fees

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: University of Edinburgh

Program Length: 3 years

Deadline to Apply: 17 January 2020

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: UK

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

Thirty scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 session.

Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a U.K./E.U. 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.

Deadline: The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT, February 17, 2020.


The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a Ph.D. in any field of study in 2020-2021.

Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have applied for admission to a full-time, on-campus Ph.D. research program 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.

How to apply

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd, our web based information portal, at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to

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