23:59 GMT 1st June 2020.


Scotland, UK.

(Partially Funded)


Higgs Centre MSc Prize Scholarships – The University of Edinburgh

The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics offers scholarships in Theoretical or Mathematical Physics for the 2020-2021 academic session. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to students of any nationality.

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The MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and in Mathematical Physics are designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, while emphasising the underlying physics concepts.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

One academic year.

MSc studies will begin in September 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must have applied to study full-time on either the MSc Theoretical Physics or MSc Mathematical Physics programmes of study.
  • A UK 2:1 honours degree in Physics or Mathematics (assuming it has sufficient theoretical-physics content), or international equivalent qualifications recognized under the University’s admissions policy.
  • The program is looking for significant knowledge of the following physics topics at advanced or intermediate undergraduate level:
    1- Classical/Lagrangian Dynamics.
    2- Electromagnetism.
    3- Quantum Mechanics.
    4- Special Relativity.
    5- Statistical/Thermal Physics.
  • Similarly, committee would like all of the following topics in mathematics
    1- Vector Calculus.
    2- Fourier Analysis.
    3- Tensors.
    4- Complex Analysis.
  • English Language Requirements: The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.
  • The committee recognise that many Mathematics students (and indeed also some Physics students) will not have covered all of these topics at this level, and we are therefore quite flexible in our admissions process.
  • Every application is considered individually, and a committee may accept students who have studied a significant subset of these topics.
  • Degrees in engineering, chemistry, geosciences, etc, are unlikely to be acceptable preparation for these MSc programmes, but they are aware that there are many exceptions.
  • You may take up to three Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 10 courses as part of your MSc curriculum in order to fill any gaps in your knowledge of undergraduate theoretical physics.
  • You can also know he other requirements according to your country from here.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The scholarships covers £5,000.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Applicants must have applied to study full-time on either the MSc Theoretical Physics or MSc Mathematical Physics programmes of study before applying for any scholarships.

You can apply for MSc Theoretical Physics through filling the online application from here and also apply for MSc Mathematical Physics from here.

Second Step:

Create an account on MyEd from here and then you can fill the scholarship application.

P.S. You will need your university username and password through the registration process.

Third Step:

You will need to upload the following documents :

  • A transcript with all of your results achieved to date.
  • Copies of your degree certificate, if you have already completed your qualification, along with a transcript which confirms the final mark.
  • Recommendation letter.
  • Evidence of your competence in written and spoken English, if English is not your first language.
  • A research proposal, if this is required for the application to your chosen programme.

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