Elphinstone Scholarships

A number of Elphinstone PhD Scholarships are available across the arts, humanities and social sciences, linked to specific, individual research projects.  These Scholarships cover the entirety of tuition fees for a PhD student of any nationality commencing full-time study in October 2015, for the three-year duration of their studies.  

For further details of the individual projects, please click on subject areas listed on the left.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for an Elphinstone PhD Scholarship, you should apply for a PhD via our online system, in the Programme Details Section:

  • Name of the lead supervisor in the Name of Proposed Supervisor field
  • Enter 'Elphinstone PhD Scholarship’ in the Scholarship/Studentship Title field
  • Name the project title in your Research Proposal and upload to the application Portal
  • Candidates should simultaneously register their desire to be considered by emailing the Graduate School Administrator, Ann Marie Johnston, at a.m.johnston@abdn.ac.uk

Deadline for submission of applications: Thursday 30th April 2015.

Eligibility for an Elphinstone Scholarship is based on academic excellence. Applicants must have the equivalent to a UK 1st class or an Upper Second (2.1) Honours undergraduate degree and/or a Masters with Commendation/Merit or Distinction.

Information for your country, including entry requirements, is available here.