Undergraduate Talent Scholarships

Undergraduate Talent Scholarships

The University of Glasgow is awarding c.50 undergraduate Talent Scholarships to support students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University for 2024 entry. The value of each scholarship is typically £1,500 p.a. for each year of the degree programme, subject to satisfactory progress. Talent Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University's Colleges.

Dental School students are eligible for a Talent Scholarship in their first year of study only. They are eligible for the NHS Dental Student Support Grant in the following years.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be ordinarily resident in Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of their programme, for a purpose other than studying, and be classified as a 'Home' student for fee purposes.
  • hold the offer of a place to study, full-time, at the University of Glasgow in the forthcoming academic year.
  • be undertaking their first undergraduate degree.
  • provide evidence that their, or their family's, circumstances are such that they may find it difficult to take up a place at the University for financial or other reasons.
  • provide evidence of excellent academic achievement before starting University (see below).

Academic Criteria

The Talent Scholarships Panel will give significant weight to academic attainment.  As the scholarships are competitive, the level of academic attainment necessary to obtain a scholarship will depend on the field of applicants in any given year.  The Panel would, however, normally expect a Talent Scholarship holder to have minimum qualifications that were broadly comparable to their UCAS offer: BBBB-AABB at Higher.


SWAP applicants are required to have a minimum of ABB.

University of Glasgow Access


(Applications from students participating in other access programmes will be considered on individual merit)

HN Qualifications

Applicants must normally achieve A grades in each of their Graded Units to be considered for a Talent Scholarship.

Number of Scholarships


Eligible countries/regions

  • Scotland

Eligible programmes


£1,500 per year, for each year of degree programme.

How to apply

Applications are now open. To apply, please complete the online application form here, before the deadline of 30th May 2024. 

Please note:

As part of this application form you will be asked to include 2 personal statements:

1. A statement detailing your motivation and commitment to education


2. A statement detailing financial and family circumstances which would make it difficult to take up your place at university without a talent scholarship

We recommend that you compose and save your statements separately before commencing your application form. You can then copy and paste your statements into the relevant section of the form. There is a 4000 word character limit on each.

You will be asked to provide financial information, such as household income information.

You will also need to provide details of a referee (teacher, college tutor etc.) who can provide a supporting statement. It is your responsibility to contact your referee and request that they send the reference to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk before the application deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to send relevant supporting evidence, as requested throughout the application form, to the Scholarship Team (scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk) BEFORE THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

Unfortunately, applications cannot and will not be considered without the required supporting evidence.