Career Development PhD Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2010 (annual)
Study in:  London, UK
Course starts 2010

Brief description:

The University of Edinburgh will offer Career Development PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2010-2011 academic session.

This exciting new scholarship scheme provides a valuable opportunity for postgraduate research students to undertake a package of training and development which will help them to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices, and offer them a breadth of development opportunities in areas such as teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship, and research.

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any research degree program offered at the University.

Number of Awards:

60 PhD scholarships are available

Target group:

The awards are open to UK, EU and overseas students.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fee (c. £3,500 in 2010-2011) as well as a stipend which will increase each year. In 2010-2011 the level of stipend will be £13,500; in 2011-2012 this will increase to £14,000; and in year 3 the level will be £14,500. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.


Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. They must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account. The University of Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.

Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0.

Application instructions:

Applicants should apply for PhD admission before applying for a Principal’s Career Development Scholarship. Your scholarship application cannot be considered until you have applied for postgraduate admission.

Application for postgraduate admission should be made via the University’s on-line admission system. Application is made via the University’s Prospectus at   Eligible applicants should also complete an online scholarship application.

Applicants are asked when completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form to describe their interest in, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching and learning within Higher Education. You should also highlight your personal qualities which will show how you will benefit from this scholarship and use it to succeed in your career development.

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 15 March 2010.  It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

For more details please contact:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 651 4778 / 0131 650 8182
Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 8223


Official Scholarship Website:

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