Funding for PhD Studentships
A limited number of studentships are available, to which students can apply with a research project. The deadline for these studentships is 10th January, 12 noon, for a PhD start in October of the same year.
Consult with a prospective supervisor about possible research topics, and funding options. There are a number of possible funding options, and for all of them, you will need a strong research proposal and the support of your prospective supervisor
1. ESRC / SGSSS Studentships
If you are eligible (UK and EU citizens, see Eligibility checker for details), ideally hold a 1st class undergraduate degree, and have a clear research proposal, you can apply for an ESRC/SGSSS Studentship. You can find detailed information on these scholarships including the application process for applying through the University of Glasgow here.
You must submit your application for these scholarships directly to the SGSSS, via this link here. It will then be evaluated first by the School of Psychology at the University, and then, if selected for the next round of the competition, by the SGSSS.
If you are planning to apply for these scholarships, please send your draft application documents and the names of your referees to Dr. Esther Papies (Esther.Papies@glasgow.ac.uk) before Friday, December 13. Please also contact your referees to make sure that they are willing and able to provide a reference no later than January 13, with details for referees available here.
2. College of Science and Engineering Scholarship
Students can apply for a CSE-funded PhD studentship (3.5 years)
This scholarship is available for UK, EU, and international students with a supervisor in the College of Science and Engineering (please check with your supervisor).
Please apply directly to the University for a PhD in Psychology, and indicate on the application form that you are applying for the College of Science and Engineering Scholarship.
3. Chinese Scholarship Council Scholarships
Chinese students can apply for a Chinese Studentship fee waiver
This option is only available with a supervisor in the College of Science and Engineering (please check with your supervisor).
Please apply directly to the University for a PhD in Psychology, and indicate on the application form that you are applying for the Chinese Scholarship Council funding.
4. Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships
If you have very high marks (all between 20-22), you can apply for the Carnegie / Caledonian Scholarships.
In addition 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.
Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarship Financial Support
- a stipend payable for 36 months (currently in the region of £16,500 for 2020-2021)
- fees at home rate (the difference in fee rate for international students must be agreed in advance with your Graduate School)
- up to £1000 towards certain research costs
Carnegie/Caledonian Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must be nominated by the prospective supervisor of the PhD project.
A strong1st Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for the scholarship. For a guide students should be at least achieving A5 and above grades in their Honours years (University of Glasgow 22 point scale = 20-22) and have a strong dissertation performance. Those with borderline 1st class degree results/dissertations are not eligible to apply or who have a postgraduate degree from a Scottish university but not an undergraduate degree. Final year students of a Scottish university who expect to achieve a 1stClass Honours degree are eligible for nomination but will be withdrawn from the competition is they do not achieve a First. In areas which do not award Honours, e.g. Medicine, the equivalent standard will be expected.
Non-UK/EU domiciled students with a 1stClass 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 prospective supervisor of an international student should verify with the relevant Graduate School that they are willing to waive additional fees.
Candidates already completing a PhD/holding a PhD already are not eligible to apply. Candidates completing a MPhil with the intention of entering directly into year 2 of a PhD are not eligible to apply. If a candidate is currently completing a MPhil it must be a stand alone degree with a new project proposal being submitted for the application for PhD study.
University of Glasgow Shortlisting Process for Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships
- 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, applicants should 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, 31 January 2020.
- The GPA Checker should be combined with undergraduate/postgraduate transcripts in a single PDF document using the file name “Carnegie – Student First name Surname” to email@example.com by 5.00pm, 31 January 2020. Please only submit relevant pages from transcripts which detail courses taken and results .
The deadline for all applications (with the exception of the Carnegie Scholarship) is Friday, 10th January 2020, 12 noon.
If you have any questions, please contact
Post Graduate Administrator