Each year we offer a number of studentships to high calibre students interested in scientific research. Our funded PhD programmes provide outstanding candidates with studentships, world-class teaching and research training at our cutting-edge Research Centres.

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is an international leader in basic-to-clinical translational research. Our research centres and institutes provide and exceptional environment to over 1000 research students.

Funded PhDs – What’s on offer?

Our funded PhD programmes provide outstanding students with studentships, world-class teaching and research training at our cutting-edge Research Centres.

The studentships offer eligible candidates a stipend, tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a contribution towards research costs. Our ‘integrated programmes’ also offer students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by taking taught courses.

Our Flagship programmes

• Bioscience: EASTBIO (funded by BBSRC)
• Cardiovascular Science (funded by BHF)
• Human Genetics, Genomics and Disease (funded by MRC)
• Motorneurone Disease & Multiple Sclerosis: SPRINT (funded by MND/MS)
• Optical Medical Imaging with Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship : OPTIMA (funded by EPSRC and MRC)
• Precision Medicine (funded by MRC)
• Reproductive Health (funded by MRC)
• Tissue Repair (funded by Wellcome Trust)
• Translational Brain Science (Autism) – (funded by SFARI)
• Translational Neuroscience – (funded by Wellcome Trust)

Why choose us for your PhD?

A world-class research environment: Our interdisciplinary Research Centres give research trainees the opportunity to overcome boundaries and work on cutting-edge research projects. When you study with us, you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject.

Personal and professional development: Undertaking a PhD with us will develop your skills and attributes, enhancing your capacity to compete in the job market and to achieve your full potential as a scientist.

A supportive community: at Edinburgh you will have the support of your supervisor and benefit from a wide range of support services and facilities. You can look forward to a warm welcome to our vibrant scientific community.

A vibrant city: Edinburgh is an international city with a rich history and culture. Our city is regularly voted as one of the most desirable place to live in the world!

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Find out more about our PhD studentships on our website.

Funding Information

Please see our website for how to apply:
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