The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research. We are widely regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, consistently placed among the top 50 leading universities in the world*, and ranked 15th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.
Our students have been making an impact on the world for more than 400 years. Each year is different – every individual, every degree, every campus experience is unique and a vital part of our mission to make the world a better place.
Explore funding opportunities
Postgraduate study can be a significant financial commitment, but you may be surprised by the range of funding sources available.
The University, government agencies, research councils, charitable trusts and external bodies offer a number of scholarships, studentships and loans to help you pursue your ambitions.
Check our scholarships and student funding pages to browse for funding options.
You can also search our scholarship database for bursaries, scholarships, studentships and other financial aid funding opportunities, specific to your subject of interest or nationality.
Quality teaching and research
We are one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
We are proudly open to everyone, bringing people with new outlooks and perspectives together in an international community that is establishing the data capital of Europe, tackling climate change and paving the way for new fertility treatments. Our scientists are seeking cures for cancer, repurposing drugs to improve treatments for the Covid-19 Coronavirus and contributing to the global search for a vaccine. Together, we are open to the world today so we can influence the world tomorrow.