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Scholarships at University of St Andrews

There are 14 scholarships available at University of St Andrews.

World-Leading St Andrews Scholarship in Imperial Information Cultures

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a full scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project: Information Cultures of the British Empire, 1880-1950. The student can start their degree in September 2021 or January 2022. Please note: the academic year at the University of St Andrews begins in September. A successful candidate beginning in September 2021 will have access to orientation events and research skills programmes which may not be available at other times in the year. Applicants must not already (i) hold a doctoral degree; or (ii) be matriculated for a doctoral degree at the University of St Andrews or another institution. The successful candidate will be expected to have completed the doctorate degree by the end of the award term. The award term excludes the continuation period and any extension periods.

Application details

Scholarship application deadline 15 February 2021 Apply for the scholarship as soon as possible after you have applied for admission.

Funding type

Bursary and fees coverage

Bursary value

15,83,182

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

The award covers full tuition fees for the award term as well as an annual stipend payable at the standard UK Research Council rate (the 2021-22 annual rate is £15,560).

Application deadline

Expected February 2021

World-Leading St Andrews Scholarship in the History of Academia

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a full scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project: Evaluating Research and Researchers: ‘Excellence’ in UK Academia, c.1960-1990. The student can start their degree in September 2021 or January 2022. Applicants must not already (i) hold a doctoral degree; or (ii) be matriculated for a doctoral degree at the University of St Andrews or another institution. The successful candidate will be expected to have completed the doctorate degree by the end of the award term. The award term excludes the continuation period and any extension periods.

Application details

Scholarship application deadline 1 March 2021 Apply for the scholarship as soon as possible after you have applied for admission.

Funding type

Bursary and fees coverage

Bursary value

15,83,182

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

The award covers full tuition fees for the award term as well as an annual stipend payable at the standard UK Research Council rate (the 2021-22 annual rate is £15,560).

Application deadline

1 March 2021

Scholarships for MSc in Economics

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The School will award up to two £5,000 scholarships to selected successful applicants for its MSc in Economics programme with entry in September 2021. When selecting a successful applicant, the School will prioritise those with exceptional merit who have demonstrated promise and willingness to pursue PhD research in Economics. All current holders of an offer for the MSc in Economics will automatically be considered for these awards. The School welcomes strong applications from students with an undergraduate degree in Economics (either held or expected to be acquired by September 2021). Applicants with good undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science and an enthusiasm for learning Economics are also encouraged to apply. Recipients of these awards who later continue towards a PhD in Economics at St Andrews will also be given priority in the School’s allocation of PhD funding.

Application details

To be considered for these scholarships, you must apply by 31 March 2021. For an application to be considered, it must include: a completed application form, academic transcripts for all previous degrees, CV, two reference letters, short statement of purpose, where applicable, evidence of proficiency in English (IELTS test: a minimum score of 7 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component). For more information, please email econpgtapps@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Funding type

Bursary

Bursary value

5,08,735

Paid to successful student

Once

Further funding details

The School will award up to two £5,000 scholarships to selected successful applicants for its MSc in Economics programme with entry in September 2021.

Application deadline

31 March 2021

School of History MLitt/MSc Awards

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The School offers one-year awards to students pursuing MLitt and MSc programmes in the School of History. These awards will offer the cash equivalent of one year's home fees, cannot be held in conjunction with other awards offering full fees and maintenance, and will normally be open to candidates without a previous postgraduate degree in a related field.

Application details

Full details will be sent, with log-in instructions to the new funding application system, once you have been offered a place to study here by the Admissions team. There is a separate procedure for study application. Details of how to apply may be found at: Postgraduate Application and Admission. The deadline for M Litt/MSc Award applications in 2021 is Saturday 24 April 2021.

Funding type

Bursary

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

These awards will offer the cash equivalent of one year's home fees.

Application deadline

24 April 2021

Begum Nahid Iskander Mirza Postgraduate Scholarship 2021

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The Institute of Iranian Studies will be awarding one Begum Nahid Iskander Mirza Scholarship in 2021. This Scholarship is open to outstanding students (Home/EU/International) applying for the MLitt in Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews in the academic year 2021/22. All students who have been offered a place on this programme by the closing date of the School of History’s MLitt Scholarship Competition (24th April 2021) will be eligible for this Scholarship which is worth £4000, to offset against fees. It may not be held in conjunction with any other awards made by the School of History offering full fees and maintenance. The award of this Scholarship will be made on the basis of academic merit. There is no separate application form.

Application details

The Begum Nahid Iskander Mirza Scholarship competition is administered by the School of History. The application deadline for the School of History MLitt Scholarship competition is 24th April 2021. Note that full details on applying for MLitt scholarships via the School of History will be sent once you have been offered a place to study here by the Admissions team.

Funding type

Bursary

Bursary value

4,06,988

Paid to successful student

Once

Further funding details

£4000, to offset against fees

Application deadline

24 April 2021

MSc Statistical Ecology Scholarship

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

In the selection process for these scholarships we will give consideration to a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to the following: We may give preference to applicants from “Developing economies” as defined by the United Nations; We may give preference to applicants with an outstanding academic record; We may give preference to applicants with a record of using statistical ecology methods in their work; We may give preference to applicants who can demonstrate that what they learn on the MSc will have an impact on some specific problem(s) in statistical ecology.

Application details

As part of the application you will be asked to provide a personal statement, in which you may want to say how your application relates to these criteria, and/or provide other details in support of your application. This scholarship is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue. You can access Scholarships and Funding through My Application after you have applied for the MSc Statistical Ecology. You should wait until the next working day after submission before attempting to access My Application. Scholarship application deadline Thursday 29 April 2021 Applicants should expect an outcome by 28 May 2021.

Funding type

Fees coverage

Bursary value

Varies

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

Full or partial tuition fees

Application deadline

29 April 2021

Accommodation Award

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

Eligible applicants must have a gross annual household income of under £40,000 or a below average household income in their country of residence, and articulate a need for support through a personal financial statement. The award will be paid towards University accommodation fees in the first instance; students transferring to privately owned accommodation (including privately owned properties let through the University) will receive the award as monthly maintenance payments. Annually for the full tuition fee-paying duration of the student's programme. Please note this does not include study abroad, study not at the University of St Andrews, continuation periods or extension periods. Household income will be assessed on below average country-specific income rates. When entering your income details in the scholarship application form, please convert your local currency to Pounds Sterling (GBP) and indicate the exchange rate you have used in the relevant question in the scholarship application form.

Application details

Scholarship application deadline : 29 April 2021 This scholarship is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue. If you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme (e.g. MSc, MLitt, MRes, PG Certificate, PG Diploma, Conversion Diploma), you should apply for the Accommodation Award - Postgraduate Taught. You can apply for scholarships and funding by logging into My Application after you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme. You should wait until the next working day after submission before attempting to access My Application. If you have applied for a Postgraduate Research programme (e.g. PhD, MPhil, MFA), you should apply for the Accommodation Award - Postgraduate Research. You can apply for scholarships and funding by logging into My Application after you have applied for a Postgraduate Research course. After applying for your chosen course beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, you must allow at least five working days for processing and issue of your log in details before you can apply for this scholarship. Please apply for the award after you have submitted your application for a place at St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the award. The outcome of your scholarship application will be available on "View my applications" in Scholarships and Funding by mid June 2021.

Funding type

Bursary

Bursary value

1,52,620

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

£1,500 towards university accommodation or £1,500 towards private accommodation costs paid as monthly maintenance

Application deadline

29 April 2021

Saints Sport - St Leonards College Masters Scholarships

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

Applicants should be competing at a high level within their sport – usually national or international standard.Scholarships are open to international applicants for eligible postgraduate Masters degree programmes. Scholarships are not available for Masters degrees by research, doctoral degrees, postgraduate certificates/ diplomas, or distance learning programmes. The Saints Sport – St Leonard’s College Masters Scholarships are open to international applicants for eligible postgraduate Masters degree programmes. Level of study : One year taught postgraduate programmes – MSc, MLitt, MRes. You must apply for a place on your chosen course at St Andrews before applying to the scholarship. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.

Application details

This scholarship is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue. If you have applied to a Postgraduate Taught course beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, you can access Scholarships and Funding through My Application after you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme. You should wait until the next working day after submission before attempting to access My Application. If you are a current final year undergraduate student at St Andrews, you can access Scholarships and Funding through MySaint. However, you should wait until after you have applied for a Postgraduate Taught programme before doing so, to ensure that the scholarship application is associated with your prospective course. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. The scholarship will close for applications on 31 May 2021. You will be notified by email as soon as possible after receiving an academic offer from St Andrews. For progress information on your scholarship please email sportscholarships@st-andrews.ac.uk. The outcome of your application will also be available on "View my applications" in Scholarships and Funding at the same time.

Funding type

Fees coverage

Bursary value

Varies

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

Scholarships cover the difference between the applicable international fee rate and the UK fee rate

Application deadline

31 May 2021

Berenike Walburg Travel Scholarships

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

Only postgraduate students formally admitted to the University of St Andrews to pursue PhD research in Mediaeval or Middle Eastern History, either full-time or part-time, will be eligible to apply for a Berenike Walburg Travel Scholarship. Successful applicants may not reapply for a second award. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need by an Award Committee chaired by the School of History’s Director of Postgraduates and at least two other members of staff in the School of History with expertise in Mediaeval and Middle Eastern History. The decision of the Award Committee is final. This is defined as including, but not limited to, visits to archives, archaeological sites and other repositories, participation and attendance at conferences and workshops. The Scholarship will not cover or contribute to accommodation costs, registration fees or living expenses. Applications must be made in advance of the trip; retrospective applications will not be considered.

Application details

All those wishing to enter the competition are invited to submit their applications by 30 November using the Application Form. Applicants will be invited to outline their doctoral research and how the proposed trip will advance that research. They will also be asked to demonstrate financial need. The applicant’s supervisor will be required to give their consent and support for the proposed trip in writing.

Funding type

Bursary

Further funding details

Two Scholarships will normally be awarded each year to cover the anticipated travel costs of a doctoral student incurred in the course of a research trip.

Choral and Organ Scholarships

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

A Choral or Organ Scholarship with the choir therefore demands a fully committed and professional approach to rehearsal and performance, and is one of the most rewarding opportunities available to ambitious musicians studying at St Andrews. As a Choral Scholar, you will benefit from: Free weekly singing lessons to broaden your experience and expertise; Invaluable performance experience, including three services a week, many concerts, and the opportunity to travel through free participation in the annual choir tour (recent destinations include Holland and France); The opportunity to play a key role in the St Andrews student community, through high-profile engagement at events such as graduation; Free Sunday lunch.

Application details

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of auditions. You should apply for a place at the University of St Andrews as early as possible. However, please note that an offer of an audition, and any subsequent offer of a scholarship, is not connected to your offer of a place.

Funding type

Bursary

Further funding details

As a Choral Scholar, you will benefit from: Free weekly singing lessons to broaden your experience and expertise.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

We are pleased to offer two fully-funded doctoral scholarships for outstanding students looking to commence their doctoral degree in September 2021. The programme aims not only to support outstanding students, but also to make a statement about the value of the humanities to society. Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record and hold: an undergraduate degree with first class honours from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification; and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to their proposed doctoral research. Applicants who have not at the date of application completed their Masters degree should be able to show evidence that they are on course to do before the start of the doctoral degree. Applicants should normally aspire to an academic career and be able to demonstrate that they have the potential to forge an academic career and make an impact on their academic discipline. Scholarships are available in three disciplines that align with the Wolfson Foundation’s interests – history, literature, and languages. The three areas that the scheme covers are broadly defined and it is recognised that many research projects may cover more than one area. The scholarships are open to international applicants and are of sufficient size to cover the higher fees payable by students from outside the UK. However, where the higher international fees are payable the balance remaining for the maintenance component will be reduced by the corresponding amount.

Application details

Year of entry : 2021-2022 academic year; applicants must be able to start their degree in September 2021.

Funding type

Bursary and fees coverage

Bursary value

91,57,221

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

Each scholarship is worth £90,000 covering both fees and maintenance costs for three years (full time registration) or six years (part time registration).

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field. A First-Class Honours degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for the scholarships. Alongside existing graduates, final year undergraduate students expecting to achieve a First-Class Honours degree are also eligible for nomination. Please note that a postgraduate degree, regardless of result, cannot be counted as equivalent standard. A student can only be nominated by one university for this scheme. Tuition fees at standard UKRI Home fee rate and stipend of £16,800 per annum (2020-2021 rate, to be adjusted for inflation), plus up to £3,000 research-related allowance during the tenure of the award (subject to conditions). If awarded to a St Andrews student liable for the International tuition fee rate, a St Andrews scholarship will cover the balance in tuition fees.

Application details

Please apply for the scholarship after you have submitted your application for a place at St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship. Year of entry : Entrants in 2021

Funding type

Bursary and fees coverage

Bursary value

17,09,348

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

Tuition fees at standard UKRI Home fee rate and stipend of £16,800 per annum (2020-2021 rate, to be adjusted for inflation), plus up to £3,000 research-related allowance during the tenure of the award (subject to conditions).

Global PhD Scholarship in History

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project: Slavery in the Pre-Modern Turko-Persian World. The student can start their degree in August 2021, September 2021, October 2021, or January 2022. Applicants must not already (i) hold a doctoral degree; or (ii) be matriculated for a doctoral degree at the University of St Andrews or another institution. The student will be expected to spend approximately half of the award term at the University of St Andrews and half at the University of Bonn. The successful candidate will be expected to have completed the doctorate degree by the end of the award term. The award term excludes the continuation period and any extension periods. For the period spent at the University of Bonn no tuition fees will be due and the student will receive maintenance award.

Application details

Year of entry : 2021-2022 academic year. Apply for admission as a doctoral student – please see the advice on applying for research degree programmes. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for this Global St Andrews scholarship (reference Peacock). Please contact us should you have any questions regarding the scholarship: pgscholarships@st-andrews.ac.uk

Funding type

Bursary and fees coverage

Bursary value

15,83,182

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

The award covers full tuition fees and also will receive a stipend payable at the standard UK Research council rate (the 2021-22 annual rate is £15,560).

The Jonathan and Hazel Sparey Scholarship

Level of study

Postgraduate

Student requirements

This scholarship is available to postgraduate research students from any country studying for a PhD in the School of History or School of Psychology and Neuroscience. It is generously supported by Jonathan and Hazel Sparey, and is based partly on financial need. Household income will be assessed on below average country-specific income rates. When entering your income details in the scholarship application form, please convert your local currency to Pounds Sterling (GBP) and indicate the exchange rate you have used in the relevant question in the scholarship application form. Please apply for the award after you have submitted your application for a place at St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the award.

Application details

Year of entry : Entrants in 2021

Funding type

Bursary

Bursary value

3,05,241

Paid to successful student

Per year

Further funding details

£3,000

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