School of Mathematics

What funding is available for your PhD study?

Funding Opportunities

School of Mathematics

The School of Mathematics offers several fully funded PhD studentships each year. Students receiving School funding are awarded a stipend equivalent to UKRI stipend rates for a period of 4 years plus fees.  All applicants will automatically be considered for these studentships, and they do not require a separate application. If you wish to be considered for all funding opportunites, you must submit your admission application by 31st January 2021. Later applictaions will be considered until all positions are filled. 



These awards are available to all applicants and provide full support (fees and stipend). The stipend is set by UKRI on an annual basis (stipend payment levels for 2021-22 have not yet been announced).  The School has a number of these awards and eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these studentships on application, they do not require a separate studentship application.


Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships 

In 2021-22, the School will offer a fully funded Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship. This scholarship provides tuition fees and a stipend for 4 years. The award is open to UK and overseas applicants applying to start their first year of study in 2021-22.

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2.1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. 

Successful applicants will undertake a package of training and development which will help you to develop the necessary skills required to meet your career choices and offer you a breath of development opportunities in areas suuch as teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship, data science and research. 

Applications for this opportunity will open shortly. Please keep checking for further information. 


Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (MAC-MIGS)

This programme is associated to the MAC-MIGS Centre for Doctoral Training, which is funded by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  MAC-MIGS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. You must apply via their website. The deadline for applications to this programme is 31st January 2021 although late applications may be considered. 

Students interested in Applied and Computational Mathematics are advised to apply for the MAC-MIGS CDT programme.


China Scholarship Council/University of Edinburgh Scholarships

A Scholarship will be available for PhD study to candidates who are citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of applying for entry for the academic year 2021-22. Candidates should not be working outside China at the time of application and successful candidates must agree to return to China upon completion of their degree. Candidates studying outside China are eligible to apply but not those who have already commenced a PhD programme prior to the 2021-22 academic year. 

Candidates nominated by the University to be considered for a scholarship should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC by completing the CSC Application form and CSC Employer Reference form which can be found on their website. You must ensure you select the correct scholarship scheme- Institutional & Personal Channel, as there are several schemes. 

Applications for this scholarship will open shortly. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and candidates must have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, the equivalent of a first-class honours degree from a Chinese University. 


Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships

Applicants must be graduates of a Scottish University with a First Class Honours degree. Students in their final year of an undergraduate degree who are expected to obtain a First-Class Honours degree may apply, withdrawing if they fail to do so. The degree must be in a subject related to the field of proposed doctoral studies.

Applicants who are in receipt of a Government-funded Research Studentship, Research Council award or comparable scholarship will not be considered.

Applicants for the scholarship must have formally applied via the Euclid admissions portal for a PhD programme starting in September or October 2021. You must have identified a potential supervisor and discussed a suitable research project with them before submitting your application. You must also submit a formal scholarship application (this will be done separately- information about this process will be available shortly). These steps must be completed before the University's internal deadline of 28th January 2021. 

All applicants will be informed whether or not they are being nominated to the Trust by 28 February 2021. If you are nominated to the Trust there will be further steps you must complete in a short period of time. 

Applications for this scholarship will open shortly. If you are considering applying for this scholarship, we would strongly suggest that you submit your Euclid admission application at least one week before the internal deadline of 28th January 2021 as there are process checks that must be completed. 

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