Scholarships for research students

A wide variety of scholarships are available. Many of these are full scholarships, paying tuition fees, additional programme costs, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

The rest are partial scholarships, for example paying only tuition fees, or waiving additional programme costs, or making a contribution towards living expenses.


Most of our scholarship funding is not earmarked for specific areas. An exception is the following areas, for which grant-funded scholarships are available:

Applications are invited from exceptional students of all nationalities who want to pursue a full-time PhD in the School of Informatics for entry in the academic year 2024/25.

The University of Edinburgh offers PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research in the academic session 2024/25.

The School of Informatics and DeepMind have formed a partnership supporting students in their PhD studies in the field of Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Scholarship information for Home or Pre/Settled fee rate

Scholarship information for EU-EEA Overseas or Overseas/International fee rate

UKRI/ESPRC CDT Scholarships Centre for Doctoral Training studentships

We are currently running the following programmes:

Information on new PGR degree programmes that will be offered via our Centres for Doctoral training will be announced soon – please keep checking for updates.