University of Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship 2020/2021 for International Students

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The University of Edinburgh offers Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship for international students to study for PhD in 2020/2021 academic year. 

Application Deadline: 17th February 2020 23:59 BST

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): University of Edinburgh UK

Type: PhD

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
  • Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor’s degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really have a first class Bachelor’s degree supplemented by an excellent Master’s degree.
  • Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.


  • The awards are open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2020/2021.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have been offered admission to a full-time PhDresearch programme of study.

Number of Scholarships: 30

Benefits: Each award covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

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Duration: Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.

How can I Apply?

  • In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.
  • The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at
  • When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to

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