PhD Funding that is specifically relevant for PhDs in HERU

The University of Aberdeen is part of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (SGSSS-DTC). DTC1+3 and +3 doctoral studentships are available in the Health pathway for potential PhD research within HERU.

Details of these ESRC studentships are available at the SGSSS Studentships website.


The Carnegie PhD scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. Check the Carnegie site for details of when the scheme is open for applicants.


University of Aberdeen studentships:

  • IAHS Studentships are advertised when available. 
  • Elphinstone PhD Scholarships are advertised when available. The Elphinstone scholarships cover tuition fees for the entire duration of a three-year research degree programme. Scholarhsips are advertised when they are available.
  • Roy Weir Studentships are advertised when available.


University of Aberdeen Funding Database

Details of potential funding for PhD research within HERU may also be found in the University of Aberdeen Funding Database.