Edinburgh Law School’s Studentships Are Currently Open For Bright Candidates

The University of Edinburgh is a leading public research university in Scotland. Established in 1583, it is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world. The University has rapidly risen as an important research hub, with it receiving £296.1 million worth of research grants in the year 2020. The university is a part of the prestigious Coimbra Group, League of European Research Universities, Russell Group, Una Europa, and Universitas 21. 

The alumni include 19 Nobel laureates, 3 Turing prize winners, 3 British prime ministers as well as noted scholars such as Darwin, Maxwell, Hume as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The university is currently ranked 16th according to the QS World University Rankings, 2021. 

A total of three scholarships are available for outstanding students undertaking a PhD in Law commencing in September 2022 or January 2023. Edinburgh Law School offers these 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 £15,700 per annum) 


  • 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 2022/23 (September 2022 or January 2023 entry). 
  • UK, EU 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, the prospective candidate must meet the 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 that has a close fit with research within the School. 
  • 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. 
  • Please note that one of these scholarships will be ring-fenced under the 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. 

Selection Criteria 

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit. Candidates must have the minimum equivalent of a 2:1 degree at the undergraduate level. A good result in a consequent and relevant Master’s degree is also mandatory. 

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT on 3rd February 2022. 

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