Scholarships

Typical scholarships that fund our PhD students are listed here. These are highly competitive scholarships and awards are fully based on merit. Please note that applicants who meet our entry criteria are only eligible to apply, Applicants are ranked and shortlisted. The scholarships are awarded to those at the top of the list. This list is by no means complete, as many individual staff may hold bespoke studentships with industries or other universities. Also several scholarship schemes come by every year, which are only valid for that year. 

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All students (UK/ EU/ International)

  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarship – Full Studentship (tuition + living stipend + research costs). Get in touch with potential supervisor. Yearly call (usual deadline in early Feb for a Sept start). About 2 scholarships allocated to Engineering (out of 45 in the whole of University). The scholarship also provides development opportunities in one key area. Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 01 Feb 2017. International students applying for this Scholarship must separately apply for the Edinburgh Global Scholarships (see below) simultaneously. More info here.

Home (UK) Students (also EU citizens with last 3 years of study in UK, Permanent Residents in UK)

  • EPSRC DTP – Full studentship funding (tuition + living stipend + research costs) or alongside matched industry funding. Get in touch with potential supervisor (academic in charge of project). Yearly call (usual deadline in Mar for a Sept start)
  • EPSRC CASE (with Industry) – Full studentship. Get in touch with potential supervisor (academic in charge of project). Yearly call (usual deadline in Feb for a Sept start)
  • Energy Technology Partnership (with Industry) – Full studentship. Supervisor applies for this. Get in touch with potential supervisor (academic in charge of project). Multiple deadlines. More info here.
  • Carnegie-Caledonian Scholarship - Must have First Class Honours degree from a Scottish University. Full studentship. Supervisor must nominate you. Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 14 Feb 2017. More info here.
  • Rosalind-Fortune Studentship - Only for projects concerning Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Full studentship. Supervisor must nominate you. Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 28 Apr 2017.More info here.
  • David Mayes Scholarships - Only for students who plan to undertake research in the field of silicon chip design. The research should not be weapons related but rather should be aimed at promoting, protecting and enhancing life. The scholarship covers the tuition fees for a Home or EU PhD student in the School of Engineering for the duration of their study. It does not provide a stipend. Supervisor must nominate you. Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 28 Mar 2017. More info here.
  • Other Home/EU Scholarships

Rest of EU Students

  • Energy Technology Partnership (with Industry). See above.
  • International DTP – Full studentship. Get in touch with potential supervisor (academic in charge of project). Yearly call (usual deadline in Feb for a Sept start)
  • Other EU Scholarships 

International (including non-EU) Students

  • Edinburgh Global Scholarships (difference between home student fees and international fees only). Get in touch with potential supervisor (academic in charge of project). Yearly call (usual deadline in Feb for a Sept start). Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 01 Feb 2017.
  • International DTP (only funds Home/EU fee component - must be combined with EGS or other partial scholarship). See above.
  • China Scholarship Council Award - Full scholarship only applicable to citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China. Deadline for 2017-18 round of applications: 01 Feb 2017. See China Scholarships Council awards
  • Full list (including country-specific) of scholarships

Self or Int/EU Government-Funded  

  • Period of study (3 to 4 years)
  • If arranging funding yourself – recommend to negotiate 3.5 - 4 years of funding (greater than 3 years)
  • Any terms and conditions on your funding must be discussed with the funding body and School before accepting your offer.
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Characterising material structures in our state-of-the-art advanced materials lab (Institute for Materials and Processes)
Characterising material structures in our state-of-the-art advanced materials lab (Institute for Materials and Processes)
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Extracting data from sound in our audio lab (Institute for Digital Communication)