Postgraduate research courses in Social Anthropology
The offer of a University place to undertake study or research does not carry with it the guarantee of financial support. You will be required to support yourself or to apply to a grant-awarding body.
The Department of Social Anthropology grants a number of scholarships for doctoral students each academic year. These will cover fees or subsistence or make a contribution towards both. Students wanting to be considered for these scholarships must have submitted a complete application for a place in the Department’s doctoral program by April 30th. They should also write via email to Dr Mattia Fumanti, Director of Postgraduate Research, stating their desire to be considered for this funding by the same date. Please note that this is a firm deadline and that scholarship applications after this date will not be considered.
Global PhD in Social Anthropology
The University of St Andrews offers Global PhD scholarships funded by St Leonard's Postgraduate College to exceptional students who wish to undertake research at both St Andrews and a nominated partner institution and with two (or more) academic supervisors. To discuss a potential co-tutelle degree, please contact the Global Office.
The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field.
Candidates should be of outstanding quality. Overseas applicants are also eligible, and if successful the difference between home and overseas fees will be met by the University. Full details about the scholarship are available on the Carnegie PhD Scholarships webpage.
St Andrews scholarships
The University offers some scholarships to research students. Please check the webpage for additional details.
External funding opportunities
- The Postgraduate Studentships website has a comprehensive searchable database of funding opportunities.
- The Scholarship Times website provides a comprehensive searchable database of international funding opportunities.
- The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) offers both research student awards and Masters scholarships, chiefly for students from the UK and the EU. Students should apply both to BRISMES and to the University of St Andrews, clearly marking their desire to be recommended for this scholarship.
For more information please email Dr Mattia Fumanti, Director of Postgraduate Research.