Edinburgh College of Art PhD and PG Scholarships in UK, 2014-2015

"Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships"

"Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships"
The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh College of Art is delighted to announce its next round of scholarships to applicants for postgraduate programs in our five Schools: School of Art; School of Design; ESALA (Architecture and Landscape Architecture); History of Art; and the Reid School of Music. Our Schools offer a rich and vibrant postgraduate research community with a broad range of academic research interests. University will expect ECA Scholarship holders to be energetic members of the ECA postgraduate community and to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award. Successful award holders may also be required to carry out teaching and public engagement activities as part of their scholarship. There are also a range of training and development opportunities.

Study Subject:

  • School of Art: Contemporary Art and Education; Contemporary Art Practices; Extradisciplinary Arts: Education/Anthropology/Social Practices/Sciences; Parahumanities; Contemporary Visual, Material and Sensual Cultures; Contemporary Art Theories, Histories & Criticism; Artist-led Cultures.
  • School of Design: Place, Body and Environment; Design and Digital Technologies; Materiality and Making; Mechanics of Narrative; Design History and Theory; Design Anthropology; and Contemporary Film Theory and Practice.
  • ESALA (Architecture and Landscape Architecture): The History, Theory, and Conservation of Architecture and Urbanism; Architectural Design; Sustainability; Material Science and Technology (especially concrete); Digital Media; Landscape Architecture; and Cultural Studies in Architecture.
  • History of Art: Western visual culture from c.400 to 2013; Islamic art; Chinese art.
  • Reid School of Music: Acoustics; Composition (instrumental/algorithmic /computer/electronic); Community Music; Improvisation, Musical Instrument Research; Music for Screen; Musicology (including Popular Music); Music Psychology.


All scholarships are for full-time study only. Part-time students may apply, but must transfer to full-time study if your application is successful.

If wishing to commence a new program of study in academic year 2014-2015 you must ensure that you have fully submitted your study application using the University’s online system before 28 March 2014. Scholarship applications from prospective students which are not supported by a completed study application (including references) will be set aside and not considered for funding.

Please note: if successful in obtaining funding from any other University of Edinburgh funding sources, recipients of the ECA PhD 3-year Scholarship must relinquish their ECA scholarship

Scholarship Value:

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-program 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).

Please note: ECA will initially liaise with the Academic Registry so that any scholarship award is first used towards meeting 2014-2015 tuition fee costs for the successful candidate. For those awards where there is any remaining balance, this will be paid to the award winner as a stipend.

Selection Procedure:

A Selection Committee will meet shortly after 11 April 2014 to review the scholarship applications. Those awarded the scholarships will be contacted during May, and the winners will be announced on the ECA website at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

How to Apply?

The applying mode is online. Eligible applicants should complete the applicable online scholarship application.

Application Deadline: 11 April 2014.

For further information: Edinburgh College of Art PhD and PG Scholarships

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