How do I apply for a Scholarship ?

For most scholarships you will need to submit a scholarship application form, research proposal, 2 references and a CV  to the Graduate School via email.

Some scholarships providers ask for different or additional information so please check individual scholarship information for specific guidelines.

Do I need to apply for admission to a PhD programme when I apply for a scholarship?

Not usually. Normally, successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply formally for admission to the relevant programme(s) at the University of Glasgow.  All scholarship awards are conditional upon being admitted to the relevant programme(s).

Some scholarships will require an admission application to be submitted simultaneously with the scholarship application so please check individual scholarships for specific guidelines.

Can my references be sent direct to the University of Glasgow by the referee?

Yes, references can be sent direct to the University of Glasgow by referees.

References must be emailed from the referee’s official email address i.e. not a Hotmail/Yahoo/Gmail etc. account and must clearly indicate who the reference is for and which specific scholarship they are applying for.

Will the University of Glasgow of Glasgow contact my references if I provide their details when applying?

No, the University of Glasgow will not pursue references on behalf of applicants.  All references must either be submitted as part of the scholarship application, or emailed direct from the referee’s official email account.

What should my research proposal include?

A good research proposal will contain:

  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • a clear account of exactly what the question is that your research will address
  • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
  • a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
  • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
  • an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
  • an assessment of the key theoretical, empirical and/or policy literatures to which the study will contribute
  • an indication of the theoretical/analytical frame that will be utilised by the study

I am currently studying for a degree and do not have my final transcript, what should I do?

Provide transcripts of your previous degree(s) and, if possible, provide a screenshot showing any coursework which has been completed for your current degree.

When will I be paid my stipend?

In order to receive payment of your stipend, you must be fully registered (both Academically and Financially) and have entered your UK bank details into MyCampus. The College of Social Sciences commences stipend payments from August (for October commencements) or December (for January commencements).

Please refer to the instructions for entering your banking details onto MyCampus available on the Registry website.

Payments are made on the last Friday of each month, the exception of December which is a week earlier due to the Christmas shut down. Below is the payment schedule. Please note that pay dates beyond December 2017 have not yet been confirmed and should be used as a guide only.

Month Payment due
August 25 August 2017
September 29 September 2017
October 27 October 2017
November 24 November 2017
December 22 December 2017
January 26 January 2018
February 23 February 2018
March 30 March 2018
April 27 April 2018
May 25 May 2018
June 29 June 2018
July 27 July 2018