Scholarships and Funding for PhD

Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships - September 2019 entry

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) offer fully-funded studentships covering fees and stipend for September 2019 entry. 

George Vrakas, AHRC award winner 2017, Intellectual Property Law
George Vrakas, AHRC award winner 2017,
Intellectual Property Law.

As a member of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, the successful applicants will also have access to a range of exciting training and developing opportunities.

How to apply

  1. Check that you are eligible to apply
    Find out more about the studentships and eligibility criteria 
  2. You must complete the University of Edinburgh online application for the PhD programme by Monday 30th November 2018. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive email confirmation from the system. This will include a User Name (UUN). After completing your application to study a PhD please e-mail with your full name and application number (e.g. s17xxxxxx) stating your wish to be included in the competition.
    Apply to study a PhD
  3. You must then complete the AHRC studentship application form and return it, by email, to the Postgraduate Office ( by Monday 3rd of December 2018. The application form will be available to download from the University's funding webpages from late October 2018.  Please follow the instructions and use the guidelines provided.

Please note that you must complete steps 2 and 3 for your application to be considered.

Applications to the AHRC are submitted through their online portal. Prior to this, Universities hold an internal round of evaluations to decide which applications can proceed to the AHRC stage, as each university is given a limited number of application opportunities.

Further details of the AHRC award can be found on their website:

Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training