Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

The University of Glasgow and The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation (CSF) will offer a scholarship to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.  Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and commencing an undergraduate study in the academic year 2024-25

The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation wants to fund 100 Black British students through UK universities in the next decade. More information on the Foundation can be found here.


Applicants must satisfy the following to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Be of one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)
  2. Have been accepted for admission to a first undergraduate full-time degree programme at the University of Glasgow commencing study in 2024-25 academic year.
  3. Have been assessed for fee status as 'Home' or ‘RUK’.
  4. Have a household income of £25,000 per annum or less.
  5. Made an application to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for tuition fee support and maintenance loan or Student Finance (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) for tuition fee and maintenance loans. Confirmation you will be in receipt of full financial support for the 2024-25 academic year.  Please ensure you have given consent to share the information with the University, as this information will be used to determine eligibility.

Number of Scholarships


Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible programmes


The scholarship will cover an annual stipend of £8,000 per progressive year of undergraduate study.

For ‘RUK’ Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the scholarship will also cover annual UK tuition fees.

How to apply

We anticipate that applications for the Cowrie Foundation Scholarship will open in spring 2024. Register your interest to be notified when applications open. 

The application will ask you for a personal statement. Your personal statement should explain:

  • why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies
  • how it would help you to achieve your academic goals
  • how your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society
  • What achievements, academically and personally, are you most proud of? This could include overcoming a challenging personal circumstance. There is no right or wrong answer. We are keen to hear your personal story.