Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

Application deadline:

5.00pm, Friday 1 February 2019


The Carnegie Trust is funding 16 PhD scholarships across all universities within Scotland. The University of Glasgow has been allocated 7 nominations (out of 60 allowed in total across all Scottish HEIs). In additional to the University of Glasgow internal shortlisting process outlined below, potential applicants and their nominating supervisor should familiarise themselves with the formal application process that the Carnegie Trust will require  shortlisted candidates to complete and ensure that they have all the required additional documentation ready in good time - The Carnegie Trust application process.

Scholarship Financial Support

  • a stipend payable for 36 months (currently £16,500 for 2018/19)
  • fees at home rate (the difference in fee rate for international students will be covered by the University)
  • up to £1000 towards certain research costs


  • A strong 1st Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for the scholarship. Additionally the candidate should have an outstanding first class result for their dissertation or equivalent project (A1-A3). As a guide for students from the College of Science and Engineering we would be looking for a Honours GPA in the region of 21/22. For the Colleges of Arts, Social Science and MVLS we require a GPA of around 20. 
  • Final year students of a Scottish university who expect to achieve a strong 1st Class Honours degree are eligible for nomination but will be withdrawn from the competition is they do not achieve a strong First. 
  • 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. The University is expected to waive the outstanding balance for overseas tuition fees. The prospective supervisor of an international student should verify with the relevant Graduate School that they are willing to waive additional fees.

University of Glasgow Shortlisting Process

  • Applicants should complete the relevant GPA Calculator form based on their undergraduate results and save this using the file name "GPA Calculator - First name Surname".
  • Using the results from the GPA checker, please complete the The Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships University of Glasgow Shortlisting Application Form.
  • Nominating supervisors will be sent an automatic link to the application form in order to add their Statement of Support. This should be completed by 5.00pm, 1 February 2019.
  • The GPA Checker‌ should be combined with undergraduate/postgraduate transcripts in a single PDF document using the file name “Carnegie – Student First name Surname” and sent to by 5.00pm, 1 February 2019. Please only submit relevant pages from transcripts which detail courses taken and results .  

You will be notified if your nomination has been chosen to be forwarded to The Carnegie Trust. Successful nominations will require a Statement of Institutional Support form to be completed by their Head of School/Director of Research Institute where the research will be undertaken. This form will be forwarded to all successful potential supervisors along with instructions of how the application should be submitted to The Carnegie Trust. Shortlisted candidates will have until Thursday 28 February 2018 to complete their submission to the Carnegie Trust.

Please contact for more information. Prospective applicants/supervisors may submit completed GPA Calculator forms to to discuss eligibility.