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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



The information below relates to the 2019/20 scholarship application cycle and should be viewed as a guide. This website will be updated for the 2020/21 cycle in December 2019.

Here you will find information about funding opportunities available for postgraduate study here in the School of Social and Political Science, as well as Research Council awards. 

In the field of social and political science, most funding is oriented towards doctoral programmes. The UK Economic and Social Research Council provides a number of full scholarships (UK and EU only). In addition to these, further funding schemes support students on MSc programmes. These pages highlight some of the most relevant scholarships, especially those where our students have been successful in the past, and help you to assess whether you are likely to succeed in applying to certain scholarships where the School of Social and Political Science plays a part in making awards.

School of Social and Political Science/ University of Edinburgh awards

UK Research Council awards

Eligibility for funding will be decided on a range of criteria, with certain scholarships tied to specific degrees, restricted to applicants from specific countries or regions. Inevitably there are more applicants than scholarships, so regardless of the basic criteria, scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis with those most able to provide evidence of a high level of academically relevant achievement.

There are other funding opportunities available, please check the Scholarships Office website for a full list, this site also contains a useful 'Scholarship search' tool.

Fees and Funding
Postgraduate Open Day