Apply for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships 2013
Thirty students who intend to pursue a PhD in the UK or Europe will be awarded a tuition waiver through the scholarship that is tenable up to three years based on individual progress. Read on for details. Illustration by Dominic Xavier
The University of Edinburgh has announced its Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships for 2013.
These awards are designed to attract overseas PhD students to the University of Edinburgh for research programmes.
In total, 30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships will be awarded to international students for session 2013-2014.
Each scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/Europe graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards however do not cover maintenance expenses.
Although the duration of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.
Who can apply
The awards are open to overseas students undertaking a research degree and may be held in any field of study.
Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study.
Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor's degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really have a first class Bachelor's degree supplemented by an excellent Master's degree.
Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
Scholarship is open for students of all nationalities.
How to apply
Students can apply online at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/global/research
Candidates will not be able to access the online application form unless they have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.
The deadline for the receipt of college nominations and associated Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship applications to Scholarships and Student Funding Services is February 1, 2013.
Successful applications will receive their Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship result letter in April 2013.