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. School of Economics and Finance PhD Studentships 2020

    Apply by 15 March 2020 for PhD Studentships including an annual stipend and tuition fee waiver for Home/EU and international students.

  2. 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.

  3. St Leonard's Doctoral and Postgraduate College scholarships


  1. ESRC/SGSSS Student-led Open Competition 2020

    Guidance for the Student-led Open Competition for PhD study commencing in Autumn 2020 is now LIVE.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 <>.