SGPE - Widening Participation Scholarship
The Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE, hosted by the University of Edinburgh) is pleased to offer one scholarship to support those students who may face barriers in accessing postgraduate study
The scholarship will cover full tuition fees for one of our MSc programmes for entry 2023/24 plus a contribution towards cost of living. This scholarship is available for students who are UK nationals living in Scotland, and who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria.
We are offering one scholarship, for the sum of £31,622 (full fees and cost of living by monthly stipend). The award will be tenable for the 2024/25 academic year and will be automatically deducted from your tuition fee with any remaining funds being awarded towards living costs.
You must also meet the following eligibility criteria:
- you are a UK national
- you have been living in Scotland for at least 5 years.
In addition, you must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
- You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate (if you started your undergraduate course after August 2016 you will need to provide evidence from the Student Loans Company to confirm your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less)
- You were/are in receipt of a Young Students' Bursary, an Independent Students' Bursary, or a Care Experienced Students' Bursary as an undergraduate—as assessed by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
- You live or lived in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) (To check your eligibility for the postcode criterion above, use the postcode lookup tool. We will use the home address where you lived during your last year of school or college.)
- You are care-experienced (see Support for Students with Care Experience). We define care experience as any time spent in care at any stage of your life.
Care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as if you were:
- in residential care
- in foster care
- in kinship care
- looked after at home with a supervision requirement
This includes adopted children who were previously looked after. There is no age restriction on our definition of care experienced.
Please note, evidence of any care experience is required to support your application.
You will not be eligible for this scholarship if:
- You are fully sponsored by your employer
- You are already in receipt of a full scholarship
- You already hold a master’s degree or PhD qualification
If your offer is declined at any point during the admissions process, you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.
If you are successful in being awarded a scholarship, but subsequently decline your offer of admission to the MSc, the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant. An award will be withdrawn if you fail to meet the conditions set by the University.
Applications for this scholarship are open, the deadline for applying is the 10th of July 2024.
The outcome will be made known by the 1st of August 2024.