University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Jointly Funded PhD Studentships

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Due to COVID19 we did not recruit students for the 2021/22 academic year and the scholarship is currently on hold. 

The University of Edinburgh/University of Glasgow Joint PhD Studentship is currently on hold and is not recruiting students for 2022-23. Updates will be posted on this webpage.

The scholarships that are funded under this scheme generally include students co-supervised by both institutions who will receive a degree from the institution where their lead supervisor is based.

Each student spends up to 12 months carrying out a minimum of 2 taster projects (usually one at each university) before selecting their main PhD project.  The students are expected to participate in a symposium during their first year.


About our Universities

About our Universities

The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are research-intensive institutions with a combined population of over 5,000 postgraduate research students.

Our researchers investigate a range of fundamental and applied disciplines, from improving the health of human and animals in the UK and globally to understanding the causes of inequalities, deprivation and marginalisation.

The results of the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) showed that >80% of our research activity is in the highest categories (4* and 3*), which are classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. In 2016/17 we attracted £440 million in competitive funding for research.

For more information on being a postgraduate student at our Universities visit:


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