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Fully Funded Archaeology Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

Fully Funded Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

Fully Funded
Country: UK
City: Edinburgh
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The University of Edinburgh offers fully funded scholarships for students pursuing MSc by Research or PhD in Archaeology. The university offers this scholarship in association with the trustees of Margaret Stewart Bequest to enhance excellence in domestic as well as international students. Further, the University of Edinburgh exposes MSc as well as PhD students in the Archaeology program with innumerable opportunities with these scholarships.

Being one of the reputed university in England, the Edinburgh ranks within top 20 in 2019 QS World University Rankings. Further, the University of Edinburgh provides a number of undergraduate scholarships as well as postgraduate scholarships. Overall, the scholarship schemes that the university provides ease to international students seeking tertiary education in England.


This funding will comprise tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and an annual stipend currently of £10,000 payable in equal monthly installments, plus a maximum allowance of £1,500 p.a. for agreed and receipted research expenses (or a total of £3,000 over the course of the PhD).   Applicants for part-time study are eligible to apply for this award.

Candidates who are liable to pay the overseas tuition fee rate may apply but should note that if their application is successful they will be liable for the difference between the home and overseas tuition fee rates.


Student accepted for MSc by Research or for  PhD in Archaeology may apply for the fully funded scholarships.

Further, the Trustees would consider applicants interested in pursuing one of the following projects:

  1. A study of the ceramic assemblage, principally Beaker, from the site of Rosinish on Benbecula in the Hebrides, excavated by Alexandra and the late Ian Shepherd, setting this within the broader picture of Beaker use in the Hebrides.
  2. Compilation and critical analysis of the overall distribution of Beaker ceramics in Scotland and northern England, including the building of a database for GIS analysis and a consideration of the currently-available chronological information regarding the development of this tradition.
  3. A critical reappraisal of the origin and development of the northern British Beaker ceramic tradition (as used in both funerary and non-funerary contexts), focusing on points of similarity with, and of difference from, Continental Beakers and taking into account the evidence for mobility revealed by recent DNA and isotopic studies.
  4. Comparison between the Beaker pottery of Scotland and the Beaker pottery of Ireland.
  5. Reconciling the biomolecular and archaeological evidence for the distribution of Beakers.

Consideration may also be given, however, to applicants who wish to propose a topic of broadly similar scope within the Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age periods of North-West Europe.


Candidates must demonstrate academic merit and the potential to excel to receive the scholarship award. Applicants must hold a UK 2.1 or first class honors undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field. Also, they should prove their relevant academic merit through evidence of professional achievements, awards or publications. Candidates in this latter category should note that a good first degree will still be required. For the PhD award, the applicant must hold a Masters degree at merit level or higher in a relevant subject.


As part of your scholarship application, you will complete a personal statement. Applicants must not underestimate the importance of your personal statement in the application. Further, the statement should set out your academic achievements and goals. It should also indicate how the award would benefit your studies. This statement should give added value to your application and help you to stand out. Panel members will read the statement carefully. Make sure that it reflects you and your accomplishments as well as possible.

Further, Applicants must submit their application Online.


In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh before 23:59 BST 15th May 2019.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships UK Colleges
Deadline15 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUniversity of Edinburgh
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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