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Edinburgh Doctoral College and Business School Scholarships

Degree:

Doctorate,

Deadline:

2023-02-02

Type:

Fully Funded

Country:

United Kingdom

Gender:

Male, Female

Language of instruction:

English
Fields
Eligible Countries

All Countries,

Description

In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision but also to provide development opportunities which will support research students as they progress beyond their PhD through an exciting scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is awarded in collaboration between the University's Doctoral College and the Business School.

Requirements
6.0

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Programme: All candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer onto one of their Doctoral programmes (PhD in Accounting, PhD in Finance, PhD in Financial Technology, or PhD in Management, including the Professional Pathway) and expect to join in September 2023. While you can be awaiting an application outcome when applying for this scholarship only those with an offer can be considered. Therefore, please ensure all necessary documents have been uploaded to your programme application before the scholarship deadline.
  2. Academic Standing: This normally requires a minimum qualification (or expected qualification if you are a current Masters student) of above-average academic achievement, typically 65% or above overall at the Masters level, with a distinction-level dissertation.
  3. English Competency: You must meet the English requirements for the PhD in ManagementPhD in AccountingPhD in Finance, or the PhD in Financial Technology. The most commonly approved certificate is an IELTS, for which the minimum accepted score is 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each section.

Please note that they will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD or equivalent qualification.

Other factors such as financial status and nationality are not taken into account. They aim to attract the greatest diversity of applications to this scheme and will ensure that recruitment processes are robust and unbiased so that traditionally underrepresented groups, including those from a minority background, and those from the most deprived communities in Scotland and the rest of the world are treated fairly.

Selection Process

Eligible applicants will be ranked by a selection panel comprising of the Programme Directors and representatives of each of the Business School research areas.

Applications are ranked considering a number of criteria, most importantly:

  • The academic background of the candidates, including their achievements so far
  • Recommendations from your reference letters
  • The potential of the candidates' doctoral research proposal

Scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission and joining the PhD in Management, Accounting, Finance, or Financial Technology in September 2023.

Benefits

Full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) with an annual stipend equal to the UKRI minimum rate for the relevant academic year of study.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship is offered for 3 and a half years (or pro-rata for part-time).

How to apply

To be considered, candidates must submit both a programme application and a scholarship application using the University's Online Application System. You will only be able to access the scholarship application after you have applied to your chosen programme.

It is recommended that the programme application be submitted at least ten working days before the scholarship application.

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University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh (UoE) is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland’s seven ancient universities.

It is made up of three colleges: arts, humanities and social sciences; science and engineering and medicine and veterinary medicine. Within these three colleges, there are 20 academic schools.

In total, the university attracts around 35,000 students, the majority of which study within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, the largest of its colleges.

Its College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is reputed to be a world-leader in its field.

UoE is an internationally-focussed university and welcomes students from all corners of the globe, with the majority coming from China and the United States.

Its students can also take advantage of the Go Abroad Fund, which provides grants for 250 or students to have a short-term international experience each year. Additionally, students are also encouraged to either study or work abroad as part of their course.

The university receives over £200 million in research income. It spends over £26 million on prizes, scholarships, studentships and bursaries. At around £317 million, it has the third largest endowment of any UK university after Oxford and Cambridge.

A total of 20 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. These include winners of Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

Alumni include Charles Darwin, David Hume, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, among many others.

Situated in the heart of the historic capital of Scotland, the city of Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament, an ancient volcanic rock and an iconic castle.

Founded:

1583

Founder:

King James VI

Country:

United Kingdom

City:

Edinburgh

Website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/


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