James McCune Smith Scholarship


The University of Glasgow has 30 undergraduate scholarships available for students of African/African-Caribbean backgrounds. The scholarship supports students who could face financial difficulties taking up their place to study at the University. The value of the scholarship is £2,000, paid in instalments for one year of undergraduate study. The scholarship is open to both current and new applicants to the University.

  • Be classed as ‘Home’ or ‘RUK’ for fee purposes
  • Have firmly accepted an offer of a place to study a full-time undergraduate programme, at the University of Glasgow in the forthcoming academic year (September 2020) OR be a continuing undergraduate student.
  • Identify as being of African/African-Caribbean descent
  • provide evidence that your, or your family's, circumstances are such that you may find it difficult to take up a place at the University for financial or other reasons.
  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate degree

Number of Scholarships


Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible programmes


£2,000, for one year of study.

How to apply

To apply, please complete and submit the online application form.

Applications cannot and will not be considered without the relevant documents to support them. Please send supporting documents to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. Please ensure you quote your name and the scholarship name in any correspondence. 

Undergraduate students previously in receipt of the scholarship are eligible to apply again. 

Application deadline is 11pm GMT Sunday, 2nd August 2020.

For more information contact: scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk