Scottish Funding Council funded places

Scottish Funding Council funded places

The University of Glasgow is delighted to offer a limited number of funded places for postgraduate study for entry in September 2016. Funded Masters places are available on the following programmes:

Animal Health

Archaeology & Heritage

Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

Computing Science

Economics

Education

Engineering

Environment

History of Art

Life Sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Physics & Astronomy

Theatre Studies

Tourism

Urban Studies

Please refer to the individual programme page to make your application to study at the University of Glasgow.

The SFC funding covers tuition fees. You may also wish to investigate additional living costs funding options which are available to students undertaking postgraduate taught study. See: Scholarships and funding.

Eligibility

The Scottish Funding Council has attached specific eligibility criteria to the taught postgraduate places at the University of Glasgow. These places are open for applicants domiciled in Scotland and the European Union.

You are eligible to apply for a funded place if you are:

  • A permanent resident of Scotland for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August (i.e. living in Scotland for a purpose other than studying) OR
  • An EU national (with the exception of England, Northern Ireland, Wales) residing in your own country for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August OR
  • An EU national (with the exception of England, Northern Ireland, Wales) exercising your right of free movement anywhere in the UK or the EU and permanently domiciled in the EU for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August OR
  • A non-UK and non-EU applicant with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and permanently domiciled in Scotland for a purpose other than education for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August.

 You are not eligible if you are

  • A Scottish applicant not permanently resident of Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August
  • A UK applicant not permanently resident in Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August (e.g. resided in Scotland solely for the purpose of education).
  • A EU applicant not permanently resident in the EU for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August.
  • A non-UK and Non-EU applicant with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and permanently domiciled outside Scotland
  • A Non-UK and Non-EU applicant with a limited leave to remain.

 To investigate alternative sources of funding visit Scholarships.


Assessment Criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each College.

Assessment will be based on the quality of the application, specifically:

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal achievement
  • Pertinence of the personal statement

Access self-service to upload your personal statement and any document that supports your application for a funded place.

 


How to apply

Step 1: Secure a place on one of the programmes eligible for the SFC funding. Apply now.

Step 2: Once you have received an offer of a place, upload an additional personal statement in the ‘Personal Statement’ field of your online application to your programme.If you have not done so when you applied, log back into your online application for the eligible programme here.

The personal statement should detail

  • why you have selected the programme at the University of Glasgow
  • why you merit the funded-place (e.g academic/personal achievement)
  • how you will benefit from it (e.g. employment prospects, financial relief, etc)
  • Your personal statement should be around 600 words and include your full name and applicant number.

Application Deadlines

Applications for remaining funded Masters places are invited now with deadlines as noted below.

March 2016: First round of awards

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement on or before 31 March 2016 will be considered in April. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 28 April 2016.

June 2016: Second round of awards

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement between 1 April and 30 June 2016 will be considered in July. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 28 July 2016.

After 28 July

Should there still be places available after the second selection panel, applications will be considered on a weekly basis and applicants will be informed as soon as the panel has reached a decision.

Please note the following exceptions to the above deadlines:

M.Litt in Playwriting & Dramaturgy and M.Litt in Theatre Practices

Candidates who have received the offer of a place and submitted a personal statement by 16 June 2016 will be considered in July and informed of the outcome by e-mail by 14 July 2016.

Material Cultural & Artefact Studies

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement before 30 June 2016 will be considered in July. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 28 July 2016. Candidates will all be considered in the July panel only.

MSc Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation

Candidates are assessed on a rolling selection basis and no personal statement is required. Applicants will be informed as soon as the panel has reached a decision.


Student testimonials

I am extremely grateful for the very generous SFC funding, without which I would not have been able to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Glasgow. The application process was clear and simple and everyone I talked to was very helpful. I encourage everyone to apply!
Tomas van Zeller, Information Technology 2014-15

SFC funding made my dream of attending a postgraduate course in City Planning & Real Estate Development at University of Glasgow become reality so much easier. Without the burden of having to secure financing I could focus entirely on my studies and make the most of the fantastic and intelectually stimulating experience that studying at Glasgow is.
Wojciech Borowski, City Planning & Real Estate Development 2014-15


Contact Us

For further information on SFC funded places, please contact the Scholarships Team at  rio-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk