Here are a numer of additional sources of financial support which available across the disciplines.
Scholarship opportunities for postgraduate students of Danish nationality to study in the UK or vice versa.
The British Federation of Women Graduates has limited funds to make awards to women undertaking their final year of postgraduate research.
The Caledonian Research Foundation supports and encourages independent research in Scotland.
Graduates of a Scottish University holding a degree with first-class honours in any subject and intending to pursue three years of postgraduate research for a PhD degree can be considered for the award of a Carnegie Scholarship.
Awards available to Scottish students undertaking a taught postgraduate degree in any subject area.
The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business without discrimination of any kind.
This scheme offers a limited number of student support for short courses of professional or vocational training, generally at diploma and master’s level.
Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards.
The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the Directgov website or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900.
Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for further education, regardless of social standing. Information about this scheme is available on the Danish government's website.
This charitable trust offers grants to young people of Scottish birth to broaden their life experience. Information is available on their website.
This scholarship supports the undertaking of original agricultural research.
The Trust awards support of research and education. All all subject areas are eligible. Information is available on their website.
The Trust provides assistance to people between the ages of 17 and 25, whose home is in the South of Scotland.
The Trust supports different kinds of research and activities with the aim of protecting and improving human and animal health. Information is available on their website.
In addition to employer sponsorship, hundreds of charities, foundations and trusts offer some funding for study. Many of these awards only offer small amounts rather than full support.
This fund provides support to students whose parent or guardian lost their life or was medically retired as a result of injuries sustained during the 2001 terrorist events in the US.
This article was published on May 16, 2013