University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Jointly Funded PhD Studentships

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Due to COVID19 we did not recruit students for the 2021/22 academic year. We are hoping to be able to run this scholarship for 2022/23 academic year and will post details in due course. 

The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce the launch of joint four-year PhD studentships. We have 12 studentships available covering a stipend, tuition fees, research costs and travel funds.

Students are invited to apply for projects under specific themes.

Students will be co-supervised by both institutions and will receive their degree from the institution where their lead supervisor is based.

Each student will spend up to 12 months carrying out a minimum of 2 taster projects (usually one at each university) before selecting their main PhD project. Students will participate in a symposium during their first year.

For more information, including a description of available projects and supervisors, follow the links in the theme boxes below.

Applications are invited from outstanding students from any country. 


About our Universities

About our Universities

The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are research-intensive institutions with a combined population of over 5,000 postgraduate research students.

Our researchers investigate a range of fundamental and applied disciplines, from improving the health of human and animals in the UK and globally to understanding the causes of inequalities, deprivation and marginalisation.

The results of the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) showed that >80% of our research activity is in the highest categories (4* and 3*), which are classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In 2016/17 we attracted £440 million in competitive funding for research.

For more information on being a postgraduate student at our Universities visit:


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