Each year we offer a number of studentships to high calibre students interested in scientific research. Our funded PhD programmes provide outstanding candidates with studentships, world-class teaching and research training at our cutting-edge Research Centres.
is an international leader in basic-to-clinical translational research. Our research centres and institutes provide and exceptional environment to over 1000 research students.
The studentships offer eligible candidates a stipend, tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a contribution towards research costs.
Our ‘integrated programmes’ also offer students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by taking taught courses.
A world-class research environment: Our interdisciplinary Research Centres give research trainees the opportunity to overcome boundaries and work on cutting-edge research projects. When you study with us, you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject.
Personal and professional development: Undertaking a PhD with us will develop your skills and attributes, enhancing your capacity to compete in the job market and to achieve your full potential as a scientist.
A supportive community: at Edinburgh you will have the support of your supervisor and benefit from a wide range of support services and facilities. You can look forward to a warm welcome to our vibrant scientific community.
A vibrant city: Edinburgh is an international city with a rich history and culture. Our city is regularly voted as one of the most desirable place to live in the world!
In addition to our funded PhD programmes, we also offer funded PhD projects, which are usually advertised on Findaphd.com.
We also host students on personal fellowships provided by external funders, University scholarships or their private funding.
Find-out more about our PhD studentships