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. 

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. The MSc Real Estate programme bridges the gap between undergraduate studies and the workforce. The skills I have obtained in this programme, specifically the financial based courses such as Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal, Finance & Investment, Advanced Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal, and Development Economics provided me with solid analytical skills that can be used after graduation. After completion of the programme, I hope to work as a financial analyst for an asset management or real estate investment company. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Glasgow and I highly recommend choosing to study at one of the world’s oldest institutions for higher learning.’
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.

Please note the personal statement is not required for the Msc Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation.


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

April 2014: First round of awards

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement on or before 28 March 2014 will be considered in April. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 25 April 2014.

July 2014: Second round of awards

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement between 29 March and 27 June 2014 will be considered in July. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 25 July 2014.

After 25 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 2014 will be considered in July and informed of the outcome by e-mail by 14 July 2014 . Candidates will all be considered in the July panel only.

Material Cultural & Artefact studies

Candidates who have received an offer of a place and have submitted a personal statement before 27 June 2014 will be considered in July. Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email on 25 July 2014. 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.


Contact Us

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