Scholarships and loans

Candidates should apply for postgraduate study or research at the University before applying for a scholarship.

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The University’s Scholarships and Student Funding Services offers guidance on sources of grants, scholarships and other funding opportunities.

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Our searchable database will help you find funding.

Scholarships and funding for international students

The University and the UK government both offer a range of scholarships for international students.

Scholarships and funding for UK/EU students

New UK/EU Masters Scholarships

100 scholarships are now available to UK and EU students accepted to study on a one-year full-time masters programme in any subject.

You must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.

Each award has a value of £10,000 and is tenable for one year.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2015.

Research council awards

The main sources of financial support for UK/EU postgraduate students are the studentships offered by external research council bodies:

Awards are made for both taught programmes of study and research. All studentship applications must be made through the University.

Normally only those UK/EU students who have been resident in the UK for the preceding three years are eligible for a full award. For some awards, candidates who are EU nationals and are resident in the UK may be eligible for a fees-only award.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans

Eligible postgraduate students can apply to the Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL) to help with the cost of their fees (up to £3,400 for full-time students and up to £1,700 for part-time students).

You must hold an unconditional offer of admission before applying for a tuition fee loan.

Postgraduate Living-Cost Loans

Eligible Scottish domiciled full-time postgraduate students can also apply to SAAS for a Postgraduate Living-Cost Loan to help with the cost of their living costs (up to £4,500).

You must hold an unconditional offer of admission before applying for a living-cost loan.

Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarships

Masters scholarships for the 2015/16 academic session will be available to UK nationals who are permanently domiciled in Scotland, as well as EU nationals who have been accepted on an eligible full-time or part-time masters degree programme.

The awards will cover the UK/EU tuition fee.

Postgraduate research scholarships

The University's academic Colleges and Schools each offer their own postgraduate scholarships to those studying for research degrees.

Applicants for College awards are also expected to apply to the relevant research council for funding.

Details are available from the relevant College Postgraduate Office.

Graduate discount scheme

Graduates of the University can claim a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees.


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