The University of Edinburgh will offer PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2023-24 academic session. One of these scholarships will be offered through the Edinburgh Law School.
In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision, but also to provide development opportunities which will support our research students as they progress beyond their PhD, through this exciting scholarship scheme.
The University of Edinburgh has been working for some time to embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in its activities and to widen participation (WP) for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. The Doctoral College is committed to embedding EDI in all of its policies and processes, and by widening access to postgraduate study to traditionally underrepresented groups, including BAME students and those from the most deprived communities in Scotland and the rest of the world. The Doctoral College wishes to attract the greatest diversity of applications to this scheme and will ensure that recruitment processes are robust and unbiased.
Each scholarship covers the University tuition fee as well as an annual stipend in line with UKRI rates (approximately £17,688 per annum). The stipend will be paid for a maximum of 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.
Candidates for this scholarship must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study, on campus in the Edinburgh Law School, within the academic year 2023/24 (i.e. 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.
These awards cannot be held concurrently with other fully-funded scholarships but can be held with partially-funded scholarships and will be reduced pro-rata.
Applications are welcome across the full range of legal and law-related subjects.
Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet our standard minimum entry requirements. Other factors such as financial status and nationality are not taken into account.
Eligible applicants should apply for admission to the PhD Law programme.
You should then complete an online scholarship application form which is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via the MyEd portal.
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.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about this scholarship.