Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Higgs Scholarship provides support for students wishing to study at the University of Edinburgh. It is one of the main National Fund for Universities ( NFUN) scholarships, and is aimed at supporting young people interested in careers in theoretical physics. The funding is provided by The James Hutton Foundation which supports undergraduate scholarships of around £5,000 each, for those who are equally motivated but from different countries.


The University of Edinburgh will award the winners of the Higgs Scholarship £5,000 towards pursuing the applied for MSc. programme.


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Masters programmes in Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Physics, or Particle and Nuclear Physics are eligible to apply for.

Supporting Documents 

  • The students are required to present the following documents to the university: A degree certificate
  • A transcript of your degree certificate which provides details of degree examinations passed and the marks and grades awarded
  • A personal statement of why you have chosen this programme
  • A signed and dated letter of reference on headed paper.

How to Apply 

Students are required to apply to the desired MSc. programme via the student portal set up by the university. Students that have submitted their applications will be considered.

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