Postgraduate research opportunities at The University of Edinburgh – funding options available – apply now

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Find your extraordinary research programme at Edinburgh.

Achieve your potential at a university ranked 4th in the UK for research power.

We’re consistently ranked one of the best 50 universities in the world and one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions).

Our position as one of the UK’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent.

As a leading global university, we’re confident education will play a vital role solving the problems of tomorrow too.

We have long enjoyed a spirit of innovation and collaboration, bringing people with new outlooks and perspectives together in an international community. If you agree the future is a place of extraordinary possibilities, bring your limitless potential and join us.

Find your research programme today

Explore our full range of postgraduate research programmes and study options on our degree finder.

Funding and scholarships

Postgraduate study can be a significant financial commitment; however, the range of funding sources available may surprise you. We offer several postgraduate scholarships and studentships to outstanding candidates. Find out more about the postgraduate funding available on our scholarships and student funding webpages.

Please see our website for how to apply:

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Who is eligible to apply?

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants – see our website for funding opportunities.

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