The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities.

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is currently accepting applications for PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies. The award is open to the UK, EU and overseas students commencing a PhD degree in the academic year 2018-2019.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh.

Scholarship Benefits: The award will cover: The UK/EU rate of tuition fee. A successful non-EU/overseas applicant will be liable for the difference between the UK/EU and overseas tuition fee rate each year. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of three years.

Eligible Nationalities: UK, EU, and overseas students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Eligibility Criteria: The award is open to the UK, EU and overseas students commencing a PhD degree PhD the academic year 2018-2019.

Only applications to year one of a PhD programme of study will be considered.

Among the areas of supervision we cover are:

  • Shiism, Safavids, pre-modern Islamic and Iranian history, history of Islamic science.
  • Qur’an, Quranic exegesis, Hadith, the Life of Muhammad, early Islam (7th – 9th Centuries).
  • Middle Eastern Cinemas; cinematic representations of gender and religious themes; Persian literature
  • Modern history of the Middle East and especially Egypt; Cosmopolitan societies: Greeks of the Middle East
  • Gender and sexuality in the MENA region,  contemporary Arab media

Method of Application: Applications should be sent via e-mail.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 28, 2018