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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



There are several funding opportunities for the Masters in International Development for the academic year 2017-18.

Full details on scholarships and other funding opportunities at the University of Edinburgh, including a searchable database, can be found on the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services website and a useful introduction to the funding opportunities for which you may be eligible can be found at the Graduate School in Social and Political Science Funding and Scholarships page.

You should check out the funding opportunities for which you may apply on the basis of your nationality and also make sure that you are aware of the further information and advice (including entry qualifications and immigration and visa regulations) that will apply to you. Similarly, you can search funding opportunities not just by nationality but also by subject area. A full A-Z listing is also available.

There is also information on other sources of financial support, for instance from charitable trusts, for students who wish to seek discretionary and hardship funds, and for students who have children, including UK/EU adult returners coming to study after a break.

Please note:

  • Scholarship schemes are generally highly competitive and only excellent candidates will be considered. Conducting a self assessment will enable you to judge if you are eligible to apply for funding opportunities.
  • Scholarship schemes generally require applicants to have received and accepted a firm offer of a place on the programme at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Different schemes have different closing dates for the receipt of applications.
  • New funding opportunities and changes to old funding opportunities should be regularly checked out via the Scholarship and Students Funding Services news page.
  • For our offer holders (conditional or unconditional ) the annual application window for bursaries opens in January, with notification to successful candidates by the end of May.
  • University of Edinburgh graduates receive a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees. The tuition fee discount scheme applies to home and overseas students, as well as to applicants who studied at Edinburgh under a visiting undergraduates programme.
  • US and Canadian Student Loans: the University of Edinburgh is eligible to certify loan applications for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
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