There are a wide range of international student scholarships and awards for those wishing to study in Scotland, particularly if you're a postgraduate student.
Below are the main UK scholarship schemes for international postgraduate study.
You can also search and apply for scholarships on the Education UK website.
Under Scotland's Saltire Scholarships scheme, 100 awards are available for one year of study on an undergraduate, Masters or PhD course. This scholarship is available for students from Canada, China, Pakistan, India and the USA.
This is part of the Scottish Government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland.
Royal Society Fellowships
The Royal Society offers incoming fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia. The aim is to attract outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake research at a UK laboratory.
The fellowships are available for up to two years for American and Canadian researchers, and up to one year if you are from Asia.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
The CSFP is aimed at Commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country after studying in the UK.
CSFP Scholarships are usually for between one and three years. They cover the cost of travel to and from the UK, tuition fees and living expenses.
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Postgraduate Opportunities
Up to 15 fully funded Prize PhD Studentships and over 100 other funded PhD places in Physics in Scotland.
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single door into all Physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship, you will also be considered for all other funded places available in Physics departments in Scotland.
Major themes pursued by researchers in SUPA are:
- Astronomy and Space Physics
- Condensed Matter and Material Physics
- Nuclear and Plasma Physics
- Particle Physics
- Physics and Life Sciences
All Physics PhD students in Scotland are considered SUPA Graduate School students and are eligible to attend all educational and training activities.
The SUPA Scottish universities members are:
University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Heriot Watt University, University of St Andrews, University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland.