You will find that there are several scholarships and awards on offer to study in Scotland, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. If you know where you would like to study the best place to look is on the institution's website. Otherwise, you can search for scholarships on the Education UK website to see what scholarships different universities have to offer. You can also contact your local British Council Office to find out what the offer students from your country to study in the UK.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Fellowship Plan (CSFP) allows citizens of Commonwealth countries to study in the UK. Depending on which commonwealth country you are from CSFP Scholarships include scholarships for PhD positions, scholarships for Masters programs, scholarships for undergraduate study, Distance Learning scholarships, Academic Fellowships, and Professional Fellowships.
The Fulbright Awards programme offers a range of awards for US citizens to study abroad in the UK. These awards include post-graduate awards, and awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study, or conduct research in the UK.
The Royal Society provides a range of grants for scientific research fellowships. This includes post-doctoral fellowships, early career fellowships, senior career schemes, and grants to work collaboratively with industry.
Saltire Scholarships are available to students from Canada, China, India and the USA. The Saltire Scholarships are for students at undergraduate, masters, or PhD level to come and study in Scotland for 1 year.
The Tullow Scholarship scheme offers awards at the postgraduate level. The Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries.
Your tuition fee status will depend on your ordinary country of residence and whether you are from the European Union, the Rest of the UK or if you are an International student from outside the UK.
As an international student you will need to pay fees for your tuition costs. This is for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Tuition fees vary depending on the institution you want to attend and the course you want to study. Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.
If your ordinary residence is in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland (often referred to as the Rest of UK) you will be required to pay an annual tuition fee set by the institution you are applying for. These fees vary depending on the institution you want to attend and the course you want to study.
Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales studying in Scotland are able to apply for living cost grants and student loans from their home funding body, and will receive the same level of funding from these sources as they would if studying away from home (e.g. outside London) in their home country. Many universities in Scotland offer scholarships and bursaries to assist with the cost of tuition fees or living costs. To find out what tuition fees you might need to pay, and what scholarships and bursaries may be available, visit the website of the institution you want to apply to.
There are no direct course fees for undergraduate students from a country within the European Union. First degree students from Scotland or the rest of the EU studying in Scotland are entitled to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
Post-graduate Students from Scotland, the Rest of UK and the European Union will need to pay a tuition fee at the “home” rate. This fee is set by the individual institution. To find out what tuition fees you might need to pay visit the website of the institution you want to apply for.
Find out about entry requirements, fees, student life, getting around, and studying at a particular university on their page.
British Council work with universities, government, agencies, and students worldwide to support international higher education. Get in touch with the British Council office in your home country to find out about available funding opportunities to study in Scotland.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs provide advice on immigration, fees, funding, and working in the UK after your study.