PhD Studentships

We are a young, vibrant university with a unique and exciting research environment and have established a strong reputation in a range of research areas.

Our postgraduate research community continues to grow and we regularly offer scholarships for research degrees  – details of our current funding opportunities are listed below. New opportunities will be listed as they arise, so please check this page frequently.

Prospective students in need of funding are advised to start researching funding opportunities well in advance of commencing their studies. Websites of individual academic partners  may contain information on forthcoming studentships –and you can also explore funding options by contacting staff within your subject area to find out how previous students have financed their studies.


Please note: applications for studentships will only be accepted on an application form - we cannot accept a CV – please read the application guidelines carefully.


AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership & Funded Open Studentship Competition 2019 - now open

The University of the Highlands and Islands is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral AHRC studentships in the areas of: Archaeology; History, Gaelic Language/Celtic Studies; Northern Studies; Theology.  

A select number of studentships will be available for PhD applicants living the UK and the European Union. Successful UK applicants will benefit from a fully-funded PhD studentship (stipend plus fees). For successful EU applicants, only fees will be covered. 

The initial deadline to submit your application is 26 November 2018, Midday GMT.  If you wish to apply, please see eligibility criteria and details of the application by clicking the AHRC logo left.