Postgraduate Scholarships

We are delighted to announce the next round of scholarships to applicants for postgraduate programmes in our five Schools: School of Art; School of Design; ESALA (Architecture and Landscape Architecture); History of Art; and the Reid School of Music.

Available awards

5 x ECA PhD Scholarships, for the sum of £13,000 per year for three years, open to new PhD students commencing study in academic year 2014-2015. One ECA PhD Scholarship will be awarded per school. Please note this award is for new PhD entrants only.

5 x ECA 1-year PG Scholarships, for the sum of £5,000, open to all new and currently on-programme research and taught postgraduate students from all disciplines across ECA (that is, studying for a PhD, MPhil, MSc by Research, MSc, MMus, MArch, MLA, MA or MFA in one of our five schools).

All of our research degrees are based on independent study determined by proposals for research projects submitted by candidates (guidelines are available). And we welcome applications from candidates with professional qualifications and/or professional experience who believe that they would specifically benefit from undertaking PhD research in the area of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art, Design, History of Art or Music. 

About us

Edinburgh College of Art is a vibrant creative teaching, learning and research community, combining world class faculties from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, art, design, history of art and music. The College has an international reputation as one of the most successful art colleges in Europe and a mission to promote critical inquiry through scholarly research, learning, teaching and education in creative practice.

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The College provides a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for a large and diverse graduate community. Research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment which attracts postgraduate students and researchers across the five disciplines. Research in this environment is further informed by collaborative exchanges with other areas of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the wider University of Edinburgh.

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