PhD Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh invites applications from outstanding PhD candidates for scholarships funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Wolfson Foundation respectively.

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures includes Asian Studies, Celtic & Scottish Studies, English Literature, European Languages & Cultures,  and Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, plus Film Studies, Theatre and Translation Studies. The School has a vibrant international community of 480 postgraduate students and 160 academic staff. We have regular research seminars, and postgraduate students run and edit the peer-reviewed journal Forum, which publishes contributions from postgraduates working on culture and the arts. Students benefit from direct access to the cultural life of Scotland’s capital city, with the National Library of Scotland (one of only six copyright libraries in the UK and Ireland), the National Museum of Scotland, National Galleries, Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals, and theatres such as the Traverse, Scotland’s theatre for new writing.

AHRC scholarships:

– Edinburgh belongs to a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the AHRC to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership scheme, the consortium – comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art – will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.

The scholarships cover both fees and a stipend for successful applicants who satisfy the UK eligibility criteria; successful applicants who satisfy the EU eligibility criteria will receive a fees-only award.

– Edinburgh will consider applications for AHRC scholarships in Creative Writing; English Literature; Film Studies; Translation Studies; French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies; Asiatic and Oriental Studies; and Scottish Literature.

– For details of eligibility and how to apply, please see

– Due to the very short timescale for applications, please register your interest for the AHRC scholarship so that we can fast track your PhD application.

Wolfson Foundation Scholarships:

– The Wolfson Foundation will offer three research scholarships for UK students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2015-2016 academic session in any subject that falls within one or more of the following three disciplines: Literature; Languages; History.

– Each award has a value of £27,666 per annum which will cover tuition fees and contribute towards research and training costs.

– Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years. Applicants must be from the UK.

– For details of how to apply, please see

Please direct any enquiries about these awards to