Scholarships

The British Government and other UK organisations offer a range of international student scholarships and awards for studying 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

Saltire Scholarships

Under Scotland's Saltire Scholarships scheme, 200 awards are available for one year of study on an undergraduate, Masters or PhD course to students from Canada, China, 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.

Read more about Scotland's Saltire Scholarship

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 the USA and Canada and up to one year if you are from Asia.

Read more about Royal Society Fellowships

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.

Read more about CSFP

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
  • Energy
  • Nuclear and Plasma Physics
  • Particle Physics
  • Photonics
  • 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 member universities 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.

For more information and to apply visit the SUPA website.