Elphinstone PhD Scholarships

Thinking About Studying for a PhD?

Are you looking to study for a PhD? We are offering you the opportunity to study with a prestigious Elphinstone Scholarship.

The University of Aberdeen has provided excellence in learning and teaching for five hundred years, exporting outstanding graduates and world-shaping ideas from North-east Scotland to the far reaches of the globe. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of our founder, Bishop William Elphinstone, we offer a PhD scholarship programme in memory of his commitment to excellence and "the pursuit of truth in the service of others".

This opportunity is offered to high-achieving students looking to begin a PhD programme in 2016. Students from anywhere in the world can apply.

What you get

If successful you will have your fees waived for each year of your PhD. Find out more information about the wide range of subjects, and projects you can apply for. Please contact us if you need any further information.


Physical Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology / Petroleum Geology
  • Maths
  • Physics


For more information visit our Physical Sciences page.


If you have any questions – contact us

Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Psychology


For more information visit our Life Sciences and Medicine page.


If you have any questions – contact us

Arts and Social Sciences
  • Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Philosophy


For more information visit our Arts and Social Sciences page. 

If you have any questions – contact us