Fees, scholarships and funding

Fees, scholarships and funding

Below you will find scholarships and funding opportunities offered by the Adam Smith Business School. Please also visit the main University scholarship pages and the College of Social Sciences Graduate School website for more funding options.

For more information about postgraduate tuition fees please visit the main University of Glasgow tuition fees webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/fees/

PhD Scholarship with Professor Anna Bogomolnaia

Anna Bogomolnaia is a Professor in Economics with research interests in Microeconomic Theory: Game Theory, Cooperative games, Social Choice, Mechanism Design, Matching and Assignments and Networks.  

The award: The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing in September/October 2016 and will provide:
•    an annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – £14,296 for 2016/17
•    fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
•    a research support grant of £750 per annum.

Applicants: Potential applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and have/expect to achieve a Masters degree with excellent grades in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.

The deadline for application to this scholarship is 17:00 on 15 June 2016.

Scholarship application procedure

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk by 17:00 on 15 June 2016.

  • Covering letter

  • A research proposal (word limit: 1200, excluding references)

  • CV

  • Two academic references

  • Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

    The successful candidate will later be asked to make a formal application for a PhD place at the University of Glasgow.

    Initial programme enquiries can be directed to business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk or to Professor Bogomolnaia herself at anna.bogomolnaia@glasgow.ac.uk

     


PhD scholarship with Prof Takashi Hayashi

Takashi Hayashi is a Professor in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. His research interests are microeconomic theory, decision theory, consumer theory, social choice, welfare economics.  (Personal website)

The award: The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing in September/October 2016 and will provide:
•    an annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – £14,296 for 2016/17
•    fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
•    a research support grant of £750 per annum.

Applicants: Potential applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and have/expect to achieve a Masters degree with excellent grades in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.

The deadline for application to this scholarship is 17:00 on 15 June 2016.

Scholarship application procedure

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk by 17:00 on 15 June 2016.

  • Covering letter
  • A research proposal (word limit: 1200, excluding references)
  • CV
  • Two academic references
  • Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

The successful candidate will later be asked to make a formal application for a PhD place at the University of Glasgow.

Initial programme enquiries can be directed to business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk or to Professor Hayashi himself at Takashi.Hayashi@glasgow.ac.uk  

 

 


Professor Donald J Robertson Postgraduate Scholarship

*Application deadline: 20 May 2016*

(This scholarship competition was previously advertised with an earlier deadline but it has now been re-opened)
Economics at the University of Glasgow welcomes applications for the 2016-17 scholarship competition.


The scholarship

Professor Robertson was one of the leading industrial relations experts of his day, pioneering multi-disciplinary social and economic research.  He was Professor of Applied Economics and Head of the Department of Social and Economic Research at the University from 1961 until he was appointed to the Chair of Industrial Relations in 1969.

The studentship is tenable at the University of Glasgow from October 2016, for three years (2 years if awarded to a first year Glasgow PhD student).  The scholarship holder will receive:

  • an annual bursary of £1,000 per year for each year of the studentship. 
  • a travel scholarship which is a one off award of £800 to be used to fund a trip or trips as approved by their supervisor to further their study. 


Eligibility

Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students (start date between October 2016 and January 2017) are eligible to apply.  Students already in the first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1st September 2015 and 1st September 2016) are also eligible to apply.
Only full-time Economics students based at a University of Glasgow campus are eligible for the scholarship.  Distance learning students are not eligible.


The thesis must include a welfare analysis.

 

How to apply

Applicants are required to complete 2 applications: a) for a place of study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Glasgow; b) for the scholarship.


a) The application for a place of study for a PhD should ideally be completed before the 20th of May.
Applying earlier for a PhD will allow more time for potential supervisory arrangements to be explored. Instructions on how to apply for a PhD, together with a link to the online application system, are provided here. If you have any questions regarding the application process for a PhD in Economics, please email business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk .


b) For the scholarship application, you should complete and collate the following documentation, attach these to a single email and send it to business-economics-pgr@glasgow.ac.uk by 20 May 2016.

  • Research Proposal (word limit: 1500, excluding the bibliography), in PDF;
  • Summary of the welfare analysis (no longer than 4000 characters);
  • CV;
  • Degree transcripts (translated, if not originally in English) a provisional transcript is sufficient, if you have to complete your degree;
  • Two references (academic reference letter can be submitted by the applicant or directly by the referees to the email address provided above). Applicants currently studying for a PhD at the University of Glasgow should include one reference from their first supervisor. Other applicants should include one reference from a potential PhD supervisor at the University of Glasgow. Second reference should be from an academic source e.g. previous supervisor, lecturer etc.


Selection Process

The selection will be made by a School panel and candidates will be notified by the 31st of May 2016.


College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships

College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships 2016

The College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship competition for 2016 is now closed. 

 


ESRC funding

ESRC Funding

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds the following Scotland Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) studentship pathways which are relevant to students applying for PhD study at the Adam Smith Business School.

The ESRC scholarship competition for entry in September 2016 is now closed.

 

 


The Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships 2015-16

The Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships 2015-16

The School can nominate suitably qualified PhD applicants to be considered for these awards.

These scholarships provide a stipend payable for 36 months (currently £15,700 for 2014-2015), fees at home rate, up to £1000 towards certain research costs and access to Research Incentive Grants.

  • The candidate must be nominated by the prospective supervisor of the PhD project.
  • A First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for Scholarships.
  • Non-UK/EU domiciled students with a First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university are eligible to be nominated for a Scholarship, but the Trust will only cover the costs of equivalent home fees. Universities are expected to waive the outstanding balance for overseas tuition fees. 

The closing date for nominations is 30 January 2015.

Full terms and conditions can be found on The Carnegie Trust website - http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/postgraduate-schemes/carnegie-caledonian-scholarships.html#background


Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Adam Smith Business School may offer Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) normally provide tutorial assistance to undergraduate students following level one and two courses in economics and help with assessment of undergraduate assignments and examinations. Teaching is payable at a University-wide hourly rate and it is anticipated that an active GTA, subject to suitability and availability, should be able to earn up to £1,500 per annum. GTAs undergo compulsory training. Students who are interested in becoming GTAs should apply to the Head of Subject on commencing their PhD studies.


Alumni Scholarships

There is a 10% discount on fees for postgraduate research students, full and part time, who have previously completed a masters degree at the University of Glasgow. There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the masters award and enrolling on a PhD.