Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships


Carnegie/Caledonian* Scholarships are two prestigious schemes of scholarships designed to support a limited number of graduates with first class honours degrees who will pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a Scottish university.


Carnegie/Caledonian* Scholarships provides fees, maintenance, research and travel allowances (please read the regulations for full details). Scholars are also eligible to apply for Carnegie Research Grants.

* The Trust administers the Caledonian Scholarships on behalf of the RSE Scotland Foundation (RSESF). The Caledonian Scholarships are awarded and held under identical conditions as the Carnegie Scholarships.


Graduates of a Scottish university holding or expecting to achieve a degree with first-class honours in any subject and intending to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD can be nominated by their university for the award of a Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarship. Only students who have undertaken or are undertaking their first degree at a Scottish university are eligible.

Students who have not undertaken their first degree at a Scottish university but are undertaking a one year postgraduate degree at a Scottish university are not eligible to apply for a Scholarship. Students in their final undergraduate year, who are expected to achieve first-class honours, may be nominated and then withdrawn, should they fail to achieve this grade.

International students who hold a first class honours degree from a Scottish university are eligible to apply. The Carnegie Trust will only cover the cost of the equivalent fees for UK/EU students and universities are expected to waive the outstanding balance for international fees.


Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships are only be available for tenure at a Scottish university. Students wishing to apply to a university outside Scotland are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Deadlines can be found on Carnegie Caledonian website, details below.


No deadline specified

Further Info

Further details can be found at

Carnegie Caledonian


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