College Research Awards, University of Edinburgh, UK

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The College Research Student Awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.

Types of Awards
There are two types of award being offered, each tenable for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress. Applicants are automatically considered for both awards.

College Studentship
The College Studentships pay fees at the Home/EU rate, a stipend of £12,000 per year and a research expenses allowance of £440 per annum.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in obtaining a College Studentship are automatically considered for a College Scholarship.

College Scholarship
College Scholarships pay fees at the Home/EU rate and a research expenses allowance of £440 per annum.

College Awards are extremely competitive.

Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor’s degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive candidates should really have the highest standard of degree qualification.

For the UK, this is either a first class Bachelor’s degree, or 2:1 supplemented by an excellent Intermediate or Master’s degree.

International qualifications will be expected to be of the same high standard.

The quality of the student’s research proposal and any publications will be taken into consideration.

Factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.

In addition, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study (not MSc by Research)
  • be of outstanding academic merit and research potential
  • be strongly supported by the references given in support of the PhD application
  • if College Award candidates are applying to study topics eligible for UK Research Council Awards then they must also apply to the relevant Research Council

You must apply for PhD admission before applying for a College Award.

The College Award submission cannot be considered until you have applied for postgraduate admission.

A gap of at least two weeks between applying for admission and applying for an award is strongly encouraged. Application for postgraduate admission should be made via the University’s on-line admission system. Application is made via the University’s Prospectus.

Applying in this way helps us to provide you with a timely response and gives you the ability to track the progress of your admission application.

If you do not have routine internet access, staff within the College of Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Office can send you an application form either by email (which we prefer, as this is quick) or by post (which is much slower).

Please contact the College Postgraduate Office for an emailed or paper form if you cannot use the on-line application system.

Completed application forms must be received by Scholarships and Student Funding Services no later than 1 February 2011.

Eligible applicants should complete an online application form.

The selection panel will meet in March 2011 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in early April 2011.
College of Humanities and Social Science, Postgraduate Office
The University of Edinburgh
David Hume Tower
George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JX
Work: +44 (0)131 650 4086
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 6536

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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