Edinburgh Law School and Ewen Cameron Scholarships 2023

Edinburgh Law School offers three full PhD studentships, one of which is provided through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewen Cameron in his name.

These scholarships will pay tuition fees and an annual stipend in line with UKRI rates (approximately £17,688 per annum). The stipend will be paid in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.


Candidates for these scholarships must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the Edinburgh Law School within the academic year 2023/24 (i.e. either September 2023 or January 2024 entry). UK and international students are eligible to apply. Please note that international students are not eligible for part-time study.

To be considered for these scholarships, you must meet our standard minimum entry requirements. The successful candidates normally exceed these requirements, having obtained the highest classification in at least one of their degrees, and provide a strong research proposal which has a close fit with research within the School.

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When making our decisions we will consider the applicant’s academic achievements, research proposal, fit with our research expertise, and the degree of support provided by references. We will not take into account factors such as financial status and nationality.

Successful applicants will be expected to firmly accept the offer when the results of the application process are announced. Candidates who already have an offer of financial sponsorship from elsewhere will not be eligible.

Applications are welcome across the full range of legal and law-related subjects.

Please note that one of these scholarships will be ring-fenced under our Athena Swan action plan to support a project that deals with questions of equality, diversity or social justice. This can include projects on families and relationships, gender and sexuality, employment, crime and justice, environment, peace, war and conflict, and human rights.

Application Process

Eligible applicants should apply for admission to the PhD Law programme.

Find out how to apply

You should then complete an online scholarship application form which is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via the MyEd portal.

Access online scholarship application via MyEd

Please note that you will not be able to access the online scholarship form until you have applied for admission to the PhD Law programme.

The scholarship deadline is 02 February 2023.

Please note that the application to the PhD Law programme must be submitted at least ten working days prior to the scholarship application deadline.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2023.

Contact Information

Please contact phd.law@ed.ac.uk if you have any questions about this scholarship.


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      Aaron Mudyiwa

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