Undergraduate Talent Scholarships


The University of Glasgow awards c.50 undergraduate Talent Scholarships each academic year to support students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. 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 (Short Courses) Access

1 A and 1 B

(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


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

How to apply

Applications for Septmber 2022 entry will open in early Spring 2022.

 Please note:

  • your personal statement should detail how your personal and/or financial circumstances may make it difficult for you to take up your place
  • it is the responsibility of the applicant to submit, BEFORE THE STATED DEADLINE, any supporting documentation requested, or any other additional information that will support their application, to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk. Please note, this includes references. It is the applicant's reponsibility to ask their referee to email a reference in. Referees will not be contacted by the Univeristy to request these.

Applications cannot and will not be considered without the relevant supporting documents and information to support them.

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