University of Edinburgh Scholarships offer opportunities to support international students from diverse backgrounds, giving those with great academic potential but few educational opportunities, access to Edinburgh’s world-class education. International students from 150+ countries, enrolling in various Edinburgh bachelor, masters, and doctoral programs are considered for these scholarships.
The university works in partnership with Global organizations and government to award international students, on UK student visa, with a wide range of University of Edinburgh scholarships, including
- university and faculty-based scholarships,
- government-based scholarships, and
- scholarships by external organizations (Trust, Foundation, etc)
While the university-based scholarships award value range from GBP 1000- GBP15,000, the government, and other scholarships cover partial tuition fees, expenses of accommodation and travel in the UK, and provide a stipend. Prospective students are advised to check the benefits, eligibility, and application process for their chosen University of Edinburgh scholarships.
University of Edinburgh Scholarships for Bachelor Programs
At present, international students, pursuing bachelor’s programs, are offered only three University of Edinburgh scholarships. These scholarships are faculty-specific and have their own benefits, application deadlines, and selection criteria.
Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarships
Scholarship program is designed for international students commencing UG program in mathematics. Recipients of the Edinburgh Global Undergraduate mathematics scholarships will receive GBP 5,000 per year, based on the following eligibility and selection criteria:
- Enrolling as a full-time student paying tuition fees at the overseas rate.
- Admission application must be submitted through UCAS
- Academic merit, at least 85% (Indian grading system) in all the required subjects
Applications for the scholarship must be submitted before March 31.
Robertson International Scholarships
The School of History, Classics, and Archeology awards around 5 undergraduate scholarships, worth GBP 1,000, to international students enrolling in relevant subjects. The selection criteria for the same is:
- Citizen of a country outside EU and is liable to tuition fees at the overseas rate
- Complete the UCAS scholarship application before April 10.
- Opting for a full-time UG program at School of History, Classics, and Archeology
- For Indian students, secured overall 80% with at least 75% in three subjects
Decisions on Robertson International Scholarships will be announced at the end of April.
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies International Scholarship
Annually two recipients are selected for Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies International Scholarship, each receiving award worth GBP 5,000 per year. Selections are primarily based on the fulfillment of the eligibility given below:
- Both a national & resident of a country outside the EU.
- Applied either through UCAS or VMCAS for admission to the university.
- Academic qualification: Overall average of 85% with grades of 85% or above in English, Chemistry, and Biology/Mathematics/Physics.
- Also must take UCAT for admission
Applications for the scholarship must be submitted before May 10. Decisions will be out by the end of July.
University of Edinburgh Scholarships for Masters Programs
Through a plethora of University of Edinburgh Scholarships designed for masters program, international students receive program-specific financial aid. For academic sessions 2020-2021, the university is offering masters scholarships which include tuition fee waivers, small scholarship award amounts, and even full-ride scholarships.
Some of the University of Edinburgh scholarships for masters program students are tabulated below:
|Edinburgh Scholarship||Offered by||Benefits||Eligibility & Selection Criteria||Application|
|MBA Leadership Scholarship||Edinburgh Business School||GBP 10,000||Minimum 7 years of work experience; Personal statement||Required|
|Engineering International Masters Scholarships||School of Engineering||GBP 3,000||Academic merit; 80% or above in UG (Indian grading system)||Required; before May y|
|Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships||Scottish Government||GBP 8,000||Secured admission in 1-year PG program in a relevant program; At least 80% in the bachelor degree||Require; June 1|
|John Fisher High-Performance Scholarship||School of Informatics||50% tuition fee||80% or higher in 4-year UG degree (Indian students)||Required June 15|
|Chevening Scholarships||UK government||Full-ride scholarship||Leadership skills; admission in the relevant subject area||Required; July 16|
|Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships||Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation||USD 100,000||Below 30 years; Minimum 80% in UG degree||Required|
|The Kenneth Denbigh Scholarship||School of Engineering||GBP 1,000||Academic score; 75% or higher in UG degree||Required; July 3|
|Commonwealth Shared Scholarship||Commonwealth Scholarships Commission||Tuition, travel fare & living expenses||At least 80% in Bachelor’s; admission in the relevant PG program||Required|
Future applicants must note that all the University of Edinburgh scholarships for masters programs have their own set of an application package. You must carefully read the application guidelines before starting the process.
University of Edinburgh Scholarships for Doctoral Programs
Pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Edinburgh, a leading university to study in the UK requires a strong financial commitment. Keeping this in mind, the University of Edinburgh scholarships offer international students substantial financial assistance.
Some of the scholarships awarded to incoming doctoral students at the university are given in the table below:
|Edinburgh Scholarship||Offered by||Benefits||Eligibility||Application|
|The Trudeau Scholarship||Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation||CAD 40,000 per year for three years||Canadian citizens; relevant academic area||Required; January 7|
|The Chrystal Macmillan Ph.D. Studentship||School of Social and Political Science||Partial tuition fee; a stipend||Ph.D. topic must be based on social justice, gender and equality, human rights, peace, and conflict resolution.||Required, February 10|
|Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship||University of Edinburgh||Partial tuition fee||Research potential; academic standing||Required|
|Principal's Career Development Ph.D. Scholarships||University of Edinburgh||Partial tuition; Stipend of GBP 15,500||minimum IELTS of 7.0; Overall good academic standing||Required|
|School of Mathematics PhD Studentships||School of Mathematics||A stipend (around GBP 15,000)||Admission requirements||Not required|
|Charles Wallace Trust Scholarships||British Council of India||varies||Varies for all small scholarship||Required|
All the University of Edinburgh scholarships have their own decision notification timelines. Applicants and recipients must remember that the decision of the selection committee is final and cannot be challenged.
Furthermore, the payment of the scholarship award, for university and faculty-scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s tuition fee account. From there, the awarded amount is deducted for the payment of tuition fees.
- International Student Eligible: Yes
- Amount: $21,000
- Type: Need-Based
- Level of Study: Master
- Number of Scholarships: 8
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