Funded places

Funded places

The University of Glasgow is delighted to offer a limited number of funded places for postgraduate study for entry in September 2015. Funded Masters places are available on the following programmes:

Economics

Education

Engineering

Life Sciences

Physics & Astronomy

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.

Application Deadlines

Applications for remaining funded Masters places are invited now and are being considered on a rolling basis with applicants being informed as soon as a decision is made.


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 the scholarship section on our website.

 


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.

Contact Us

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