University of Edinburgh Alice Brown PhD International Scholarships in UK

  • Phd
  • Tuition fees + £10,000 p.a.
  • 3 February 2022

A 6-year PhD scholarship offering a programme of advanced study, ongoing research,professional training and development.


This scholarship is open to applicants who have applied to a part-time PhD programme commencing 2022-2023 in one of the following broad subject areas

  • African Studies
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Sustainable Development

Applicants who have applied for a full-time PhD programme in one of these subject areas may also apply but will have to change their programme of study to part-time if selected.  First year part-time PhD students already at the School of Social and Political Science may apply and funding would be provided to the completion of the 6-year part-time programme. Full-time first-year students may also apply if they convert to part-time study on award of the scholarship.

Due to constraints on part-time study for international students on visas, this award is only open to nationals of the UK, countries of the European Economic Area, or Switzerland, or those whose visa allows for part-time study.


A first class honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to the studentship OR a taught MSc degree at distinction level in a subject relevant to the studentship - these qualifications can be either achieved or anticipated.   As comprehensive research training is integrated in the programme of this PhD, there will be no automatic preference given to those holding MSc qualifications covering research training. Applications are encouraged from those nearing the end of an undergraduate degree in a subject relevant to the scholarship.


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The scholarship covers full payment of PhD tuition fees and provides an annual stipend of £10,000 each year.

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