University of Edinburgh PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for International Students in UK, 2018

University of Edinburgh PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for  International Students

The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for a September 2018 start. UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Host College/University:

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

Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.

Field of Study:

Studentships are awarded in Islamic Studies: Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe.

Scholarship Award:

Each studentship will cover the required fee to the University of Edinburgh (either UK/EU or international), a living allowance of £14,553for 2018-19 (increasing in-line with Research Council UK rates thereafter) and a yearly research budget of £1000.


UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

  • Up to two studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential qualifications:

  • An undergraduate and normally a Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • Proven research skills
  • Ability to undertake research which may involve both the study of texts and be engaging with individuals and communities
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity
  • The ability to work to deadlines
  • A willingness to be flexible and work non-standard hours, if required

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience in conducting and explaining research to a wide variety of audiences, both within and beyond a university context.
  • Knowledge of a relevant language (e.g. Arabic, Persian)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in designing material for websites
  • Experience of working with the media

English Language Requirements: 

University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

Applications for the PhD can be made via the online admissions portal by clicking the link below:

  • PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency will be required. Click here for further details.
  • Studentship applications should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae and an outline research proposal (circa 1200 words) submitted via email to:
  • Click here for guidelines on how to write a suitable PhD research proposal.
  • If you are shortlisted for a studentship you will be invited to an interview where you will be required to make a 10-minute presentation on your proposed research project.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

April 12, 2018.

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