Funding opportunities

The following funding opportunities are available for PhD applicants to the School of Economics and Finance at St Andrews. Funding is available for PhD study from a variety of sources.


  1. Studentships for PhD in Economics 2019/2020

    The School of Economics and Finance of the University of St Andrews would like to invite applications for full-time PhD studentships, starting in the academic year 2019/2020. The closing date for all applications is the 30th of April 2019. Find out more information about the available studentships, eligibility and how to apply‌ (PDF, 210 KB). For any queries regarding the available studentships, please email Laura Newman (PhD Administrator) at

  2. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarships 2019/2020

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD scholarship to work with Dr Silvia Paracchini <> (School of Medicine) and Dr Margaret Leighton <> (School of Economics and Finance) at the University of St Andrews on "Learning trajectories in neurodevelopmental disorders: nature and nurture".

  3. St Andrews scholarships for research postgraduate programmes

    St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Bursaries and scholarships reward academic excellence and are designed to help students support themselves during their time at university.

  4. St Leonard's Doctoral and Postgraduate College scholarships


  1. ESRC/SGSSS Doctoral Studentships

    The University of St Andrews School of Economics and Finance is a member institution of the ESRC's Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) doctoral training centre.

  2. Carnegie PhD Scholarships

    The Carnegie Trust offers a number of PhD scholarships to support graduates with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland.

  3. China Scholarship Council

    The University of St Andrews has an agreement with the China Scholarship Council to develop research collaborations between the UK and Chinese universities and research institutions.

  4. Santander 600 Postgraduate Research Scholarship

    The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer postgraduate scholarships funded by Santander through the Santander Universities programme.

Financial support

  1. Accommodation Award Hardship Fund
  2. Discretionary Fund
  3. International Student Hardship Fund
  4. University Loan Fund

For other enquiries about the PhD programme at the School of Economics and Finance, please contact our Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Ozge Senay <>.