UK: Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship for International Students, 2020

30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2020-2021. These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

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.

Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: University of Edinburgh
Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2020 Level of Study: PhD

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About Institution (s): 

The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the world established in the year 1852 and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. It is ranked the 18th university in the world and the 6th best university in Europe. The University has been influencing the world since 1583. Her global reputation relies on pioneering research and innovation, and world-class teaching. It is also ranked the 78th most employable university in the world.

Sponsor(s): University of Edinburgh

Program(s):

PhD in any field of study

Scholarship Benefits:

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD 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 been applied admission to a full-time on campus 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 2020 and your PhD the following year in 2021, that you will not be eligible to apply for an award in 2020.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.

Application Procedures:

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

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

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 https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance

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IMPORTANT: You must follow the link provided to the official scholarship webpage for detailed information, application and other changes.


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