MSc in High Performance Computing: UK/EU Master's Scholarships

The School of Physics & Astronomy offers up to two Master's scholarships in High Performance Computing (HPC) for the 2013-2014 academic session. Each scholarship covers tuition fees and additional programme costs and is tenable for one academic year. These scholarships are awarded competitively.

MSc in High Performance Computing

The MSc in HPC is taught by EPCC, a research institute within the School. EPCC is one of the leading supercomputing centres in Europe, and manages an extensive collection of HPC systems including HECToR, the UK’s £115 million national supercomputing service. HECToR, a 44,000-processor Cray XE6 system, is one of the UK's largest, fastest and most powerful supercomputers. Students taking the MSc learn the fundamental techniques required to program such large machines, and have access to leading-edge HPC platforms and technologies for their research projects.


UK/EU students who have been accepted for admission to the MSc in High Performance Computing at the University of Edinburgh are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree or its equivalent from outside the UK.


Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a School of Physics & Astronomy UK/EU Master's Scholarship in High Performance Computing in your online application form.

The closing date for applications is Monday April 1st 2013.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday May 3rd 2013.

Further information

For more information, please msc [at] (contact the Programme Administrator)

Come to the Open Day to find out more!

Why not visit us on the next Post-Graduate Open Day on November 23rd? You'll meet staff and current students and find out what the MSc in HPC can offer you. Register here.