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/

College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships

College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships 2016

The College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship competition 2017/18 is open for applications. 20 scholarships are on offer in this highly cometitive competition and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted. 


ESRC funding

ESRC Funding

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds the following Scotland Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) studentship pathways which are open to students applying for PhD study at the Adam Smith Business School. The competition for ESRC studentships is open for applications in the following subject areas: 




The Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships 2016-17

The Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships 2016-17

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

These scholarships provide a stipend payable for 36 months (currently £15,900 for 2016-2017), 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 13 February 2017.

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 to year 2 PhD students and above. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) normally provide tutorial assistance to undergraduate students following level one and two courses 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.