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 2022. 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 are £15,609).  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 2022-23, 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 2022-23.

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 close on 31st January 2022. A separate scholarship application must be made via the University's scholarship portal in order to be eligible. 

The EDCS application must be made via the Scholarships portal on MyEd. Once you have made an application for the programme of study, you will receive an email with MyEd login details. Please note that the login details can take several days to be sent to you after you have submitted the programme application. If you are considering applying for this scholarship, we would strongly suggest that you submit your EUCLID admission application for the programme of study by 17th January 2022 at the latest to ensure you have enough time to apply for the scholarship via the Scholarship application portal.


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 2022 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 2022-23. 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 2022-23 academic year. 

Applicants should apply online for PhD admission to the University of Edinburgh by 15 February 2022.

To be considered for this scholarship applicants should complete the below China Scholarship Council/University of Edinburgh Scholarship application form with should be submitted to by the 15th of February 2022

There will be an internal selection process and successful candidates will be notified by 4th of March 2022Candidates 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. Please note that applicants for this scholarship must be able to prove that they meet the University's English language requirements at the time of application. 

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 for the programme of study via the EUCLID admissions portal for a PhD programme starting in September or October 2022. 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 via the Scholarships portal. Access to the Scholarships portal and MyEd is provided after you make an application for the programme of study via EULCID - this can take up to 10 days to gain access. The application for the Carnegie Scholarship, on the Scholarship portal, must be completed before the University's internal deadline of Monday 24th January 2022.

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

If you are considering applying for this scholarship, we would strongly suggest that you submit your EUCLID admission application for the programme of study by 10th January 2022 at the latest to ensure you have enough time to apply for the scholarship via the Scholarship application portal. 

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