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Scottish Funding Council funded places

Scottish Funding Council funded places

We are offering a limited number of funded places to Scottish/EU students for postgraduate study on the following programmes, for entry in September 2018. Please refer to the individual programme page to make your application to study at the University of Glasgow.

Further information on eligibility, how to apply and application deadlines is available below.

Archaeology

Computing Science

Economics & Finance

Education

Engineering

Environment & Tourism

History of Art

Life Sciences

Real Estate & Planning

Theatre Studies

Please refer to the individual programme page to make your application to study at the University of Glasgow.

The SFC funding covers tuition fees.

You may also wish to investigate additional living costs funding options which are available to students undertaking postgraduate taught study.

Eligibility

The Scottish Funding Council has attached specific eligibility criteria to the taught postgraduate places at the University of Glasgow. These places are open for applicants domiciled in Scotland and the European Union.

You are eligible to apply for a funded place if you are:

  • A permanent resident of Scotland for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August (i.e. living in Scotland for a purpose other than studying) OR
  • An EU national (with the exception of England, Northern Ireland, Wales) residing in your own country for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August OR
  • An EU national (with the exception of England, Northern Ireland, Wales) exercising your right of free movement anywhere in the UK or the EU and permanently domiciled in the EU for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August OR
  • A non-UK and non-EU applicant with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and permanently domiciled in Scotland for a purpose other than education for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August.

 You are not eligible if you are:

  • A Scottish applicant not permanently resident of Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August.
  • A UK applicant not permanently resident in Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August (e.g. resided in Scotland solely for the purpose of education).
  • An EU applicant not permanently resident in the EU for 3 years prior to the start of the programme on 1 August.
  • A non-UK and Non-EU applicant with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and permanently domiciled outside Scotland
  • A Non-UK and Non-EU applicant with a limited leave to remain.

 To investigate alternative sources of funding please see: Scholarships and funding.


Further information: Archaeology, History of Art and Theatre Studies

Assessment criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each subject / programme.

Assessment will be based on the quality of the application, specifically:

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal achievement
  • Your personal statement which should be 500 – 600 words, include your full name and clearly state that you are applying for a funded place. 

Access self-service to upload your personal statement and any document that supports your application for a funded place.

Personal Statement

Please ensure that you state clearly on your personal statement that you are applying for a funded place. Your personal statement should detail

  • Why you have selected the programme at the University of Glasgow
  • Why you merit the funded place (e.g academic/personal achievement)
  • How you will benefit from it (e.g. employment prospects, financial relief, etc)

How to apply

Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system

Application deadlines

Please check the programme page carefully for specific application deadlines.

Applications for funded Masters places are invited now with deadlines as noted below.

13 June 2018

Candidates who have applied in full by 13 June 2018 will be considered in late June. Your application must include your personal statement as well as any programme specific requirements.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome by email by 13 July 2018.


Further information: Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences and Life Sciences

Assessment criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each subject/programme.

Assessment will be based on the quality of the application specifically your prior record of academic achievement.

How to apply

Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system.

Application deadlines

Applications for funded Masters places are invited and will be assessed on a rolling basis at the end of each month until all available places are filled. Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome by the 15th of the following month.

For Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology) applicants only:

Candidates who have applied in full by 31 July 2018 will be considered in late August. Please note that the selection process includes an interview.

Please ensure you read the entry requirements and eligibility information in the tabs directly above. 


Further information: Biodiversity & Animal Health and Economics & Finance

Assessment criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each subject/programme.
Assessment will be based on the quality of the application specifically your prior record of academic achievement.

How to apply

There is no separate application form. Awards are based on academic excellence and are awarded throughout the year until the end of August 2018.  Applicants who have been selected for an award, will normally be advised within 3 weeks of receipt of an offer of admission from the University. Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system.


Further information: Computing Science and Engineering

Assessment criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each subject/programme. Assessment will be based on the quality of the application, specifically your prior record of academic achievement.

How to apply

There is no separate application form.  All eligible applicants who are holding an offer of a place by 13 June 2018, will be considered. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by 13 July 2018. Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system.


Further information: Environment & Tourism

Personal Statement

Please ensure that you state clearly on your personal statement that you are applying for a funded place. Your personal statement should detail:

  • That you want to be considered for the SFC place
  • Why you have selected the programme at the University of Glasgow
  • Why you merit the funded place (e.g academic/personal achievement)
  • How you will benefit from it (e.g. employment prospects, financial relief, etc)

How to Apply

Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application systemApplicants should upload a one page supporting statement when applying. The statement should detail your career aspirations and how this funding will support your learning experience. The SFC Funded Place are awarded throughout the year until the end of August 2018. Applicants who have been selected for an award, will normally be advised within 3 weeks of receipt of an offer of admission from the University. 


Further information: Real Estate & Planning

Assessment criteria

Funded places are allocated by the course convener of each programme or an academic panel within each subject / programme.

Assessment will be based on the quality of the application, specifically your prior record of academic achievement.

How to apply

Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system.

Application deadlines

Please check the programme page carefully for specific application deadlines.

Applications for funded Masters places are invited now with deadlines as noted below. These will be reviewed in two tranches:

  • Candidates who have applied in by 20 April 2018 will be considered in late April. Candidates will be informed of the outcome from this round by email by 7 May 2018.
  • Candidates who have applied before 1st June 2018 but after the first deadline will be considered in early June. Candidates will be informed of the outcome from this round by email by 18 June 2018.