Doctoral Scholarships at Edinburgh College and Business School UK 2021-2022

Doctoral Scholarships at Edinburgh College and Business School UK 2021-2022

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Doctoral Scholarships:

The University of Edinburgh 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 an exciting scholarship scheme.

This scholarship, a collaboration between the University’s Doctoral College and the Business School, will include a package of training and development which will help the awardee develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer them a breadth of development opportunities in areas such as teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship, data science, and research.


Business School University of Edinburgh, UK

Degree level:


Subject Areas:

Business Management, Finance and Accounting

Scholarship Benefits:

Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas) with annual stipend (anticipated to be approximately £15,590)


All Countries

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Programme: All candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer onto one of our Doctoral programmes (PhD in Accounting, PhD in Finance or PhD in Management, including the Professional Pathway) and expect to join in September 2021. While you can be awaiting an application outcome when applying for this scholarship only those with an offer can be considered. Therefore, please ensure all necessary documents have been uploaded to your programme application before the scholarship deadline.
  • Academic Standing: This normally requires a minimum qualification (or expected qualification if you are a current Master’s student) of above-average academic achievement, typically 65% or above overall at the Master’s level, with a distinction-level dissertation.
  • English Competency: You must meet the English requirements for the PhD in ManagementPhD in Accounting, or PhD in Finance. The most commonly approved certificate is an IELTS, for which the minimum accepted score is 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each section.

Please note that we will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD or equivalent qualification.

Other factors such as financial status and nationality are not taken into account. We aim to attract the greatest diversity of applications to this scheme and will ensure that recruitment processes are robust and unbiased so that traditionally underrepresented groups, including those from a minority background, and those from the most deprived communities in Scotland and the rest of the world are treated fairly.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, candidates must submit both a programme application and a scholarship application using the University’s online application system. To access the scholarship application you must first complete your programme application.

Application Deadline:

24 February 2021

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