Funded places

Funded places

student in libraryThe University of Glasgow is pleased to announce a major funding opportunity for postgraduate students.

The University has been awarded funding to support postgraduate taught places in specific programmes listed below. These places are available for entry in September 2014 and are awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates must have an offer of a place on the programme and submit a personal statement in order to be considered for a place. 

‌Remaining funded places available in:


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 fees.

 

‘Being chosen for the SFC was a tremendous relief for my family and me. With the high costs of education today, it really allowed me to focus on my studies without the worry of repaying debt afterwards. Receiving this prestigious award by the University was an honour that I am very proud of.’
Thomas Kyle Mason,student of MSc Real Estate.


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: Upload a personal statement in the ‘Personal Statement’ field. 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 select the programme at the University of Glasgow
  • why you deserve the funded-place (e.g academic/personal achievement)
  • how you will benefit from it (e.g. employment prospects, financial relief, etc)

The personal statement should be around 600 words.


Application Deadlines

Applications will be considered on a rollling basis and applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note the following exception:

MSc Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation

Candidates are assessed on a rolling selection basis and will be informed as soon as the panel has reached a decision.


Contact Us

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