Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies PhD Scholarship

Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies PhD Scholarship

About The Event

Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies PhD Scholarship

University of Edinburgh, UK

Call for Applications

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024


The Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for two PhD scholarships in any area within its expertise. The scholarship will be funded by IMES and will cover UK tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Each PhD scholarship covers UK tuition fees for the PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and an annual stipend. The awards are open to UK and overseas students starting the PhD in the academic year 2024-2025. However, only the UK tuition fee will be covered by the award, successful Overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the UK and Overseas fees rates. Only applications to year one of the PhD program of study will be considered.

Among the covered areas of supervision are:

  • Language and literature: classical and modern Arabic literature; classical Persian literature; cultural transmission and translation between Arabic and Persian cultures
  • Arts and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim societies; contemporary Arab media
  • History and historiography: pre-Islamic Iran, early Islamic history, Ottoman history, modern history and politics, in particular Iraq, Iran, and Egypt.
  • Early and classical Islam, Qur’an and tafsir, hadith, the biography of Muhammad; Sufism; Islam in the Ottoman Empire
  • Islam and Muslims in Europe; Christian-Muslim relations
  • Shi’ism: Shi’i history and contemporary Shi’ism
  • Contemporary Muslim politics: Islamism, social movements, comparative social and political change in the Muslim world


The application deadline for 2024 entry is: Monday 6th May 2024. Successful applicants will be advised by the end of June 2024.

In order to apply for this scholarship you must have applied for the PhD Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program. Find out more about this PhD program here. Once you have completed your program application, please complete this form.


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