Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is delighted to announce the ECA PG Masters Scholarships to applicants for postgraduate (PG) Masters and Masters by Research programmes in our five Schools: School of Art; School of Design; ESALA (Architecture and Landscape Architecture); History of Art; and the Reid School of Music.
Our Schools offer a rich and vibrant postgraduate community with a broad range of postgraduate programmes and academic research interests.
We are offering 5 scholarships, for the sum of £10,000 each. These awards will be tenable for one academic year and will automatically be deducted from your tuition fee with any remaining funds being awarded towards living costs. Applications are competitive across all five ECA Schools.
All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community, and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award. We offer our postgraduates a range of training and development opportunities appropriate to their programme of study.
The scholarships will be awarded to new applicants who have applied for admission to a postgraduate Masters or Masters by Research degree programme of study at the University commencing in September 2019.
Both taught Masters and Masters by Research programmes are eligible for this award. Applications will be considered from UK/EU/Overseas applicants wishing to study full-time/part-time/online distance learning programmes.
Part-time students and students on PG programmes longer than one year may apply but must be aware that this funding is for one year only, therefore, students are advised to budget accordingly.
Master of Architecture (MArch) and MPhil applicants are not eligible to apply. Students who are already on programme are not eligible to apply.
If wishing to commence a new PG programme of study in September 2019 you must ensure that you have fully completed and submitted your Masters programme application for admission using the University’s online system by no later than
Scholarship applications from prospective students which are not supported by a fully completed PG programme application and not submitted by the deadlines above will not be considered for funding.
Details on the scholarship application process will be published on this webpage as soon as possible: the scholarship application deadline will be 23.59 GMT on 1st March 2019
Please note: the Personal Statement for your scholarship application should clearly state why you are applying for this scholarship, why you feel your application should be considered and what benefit the scholarship will have for your studies. We are also looking for your thoughts on how you might contribute to the postgraduate community within ECA whilst on programme.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.
The ECA Selection Panel will meet in April 2019 to review the scholarship applications. All scholarship applicants will be contacted with the outcome by late April/early May 2019. The successful applicants will be announced on the ECA website at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
Please contact the ECA Postgraduate Office if you have any questions about the application process.
For PG Masters by Research programmes please contact
For PG Taught Masters programmes
If you have an academic enquiry please contact the School Postgraduate Director or Programme Director of the programme you wish to apply for (please see the Degree Finder programme page for contact details).