Scholarships Merit-based
The University of Edinburgh

School of Health and Social Science PhD Studentship

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
06 Feb 2024
Application deadline


The University of Edinburgh can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

The University of Edinburgh awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition fee rate and a stipend

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


The School of Health in Social Science PhD Studentships are funded by the School and are designed to enable the development of Doctoral level research, aligned to existing health and social science research within the School.

Applicable programmes


They are offering 3 studentships, which will cover both University fees (at the UK tuition fee rate) and a stipend.  


  • Individuals from outside the UK are welcome to apply, but it will be their own responsibility to pay the difference between the UK and international student tuition fee rates.
  • The scholarships will be awarded to new applicants who have applied for admission to a PhD o PhD by Distance degree programme of study at the University’s School of Health in Social Science 

Applicants are expected to have the following:

  • A research proposal that matches the subject area’s research interests
  • A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree, or an equivalent overseas qualification in a subject relevant to your research proposal. For applicants to the PhD’s in Clinical Psychology a Masters degree in a relevant subject area is also required.
  • If English language is not your first language, then an IELTS (or equivalent) of. 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module) is required.
  • A demonstrable interest in research in applied social science topics on health and society such as health or mental health, aligned to research areas within the School of Health in Social Science.
  • Evidence of capacity to generate a novel research proposal that is feasible
  • Evidence of capacity to work independently and with a wide range of others in a professional and collegiate manner
  • Experience in reviewing academic literature.
  •  Experience and skills in empirical research using quantitative and / or qualitative methods

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

06 Feb 2024


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