Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships at University of Edinburg in UK 2020

The University of Edinburg is offering up to 45 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the university in the 2020/21 academic session.

In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision, but also to provide development opportunities which will support our research students as they progress beyond their PhD, through an innovative programme of integrated research, training, and career development.

Worth of Award

Each scholarship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend of £15,250. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for three years.


  • The awards are open to UKEU and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for a research degree.
  • Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study at the University.
  • Applicants intending to study a part-time PhD research programme will only be considered for the scholarship if they have the approval of the School they wish to study with.
  • Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 achieved within the past two years.  Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed programme of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications.  The requirement for an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) may be higher than the level required for admissions purposes.
  • You may apply for the scholarship prior to obtaining the necessary English language test results but the results should be uploaded as soon as possible.
  • Principal’s awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships but can be held with partial awards such as the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships.
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How to Apply

  • Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.
  • Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
  • The University will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.
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Deadline: Applications closes on November 25, 2019.


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