Scholarships for taught postgraduate programmes

St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Bursaries and scholarships are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at university and also aim to reward academic excellence.

We are in the process of finalising our new Scholarships and Funding catalogue for 2016 entry. If you have applied to a new course beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, you will soon receive an email with instructions on how to access the catalogue. More scholarships will be added to the catalogue as they are confirmed.

If you are a current student at St Andrews, you can access the catalogue through the scholarships and funding section on iSaint.

The following is an overview of taught postgraduate scholarships currently on offer. Please select where you normally live from the list below.

UK/EU

Funded by the University

The following scholarships are funded by the University of St Andrews and generous donations are made by alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews, charitable trusts and other organisations and companies.

  • Accommodation Award
    For all new postgraduate students, based on financial need. This scholarship can only be used to reduce the cost of University accommodation.

  • Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries 
    For students born in Scotland, of Scottish descent or who have been resident in Scotland for at least three years.

  • Music Scholarships 
    For any current student at the university; based on musical merit.

  • Recent Graduate Discount 
    For postgraduate students who have graduated from the University of St Andrews in the last three years.

  • SFC Funded Places
    For students from Scotland or non-UK EU countries taking selected Taught Masters courses.

  • Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust Bursary 
    For all new and current postgraduate students; based on financial need and academic excellence. 

Offered by Academic Schools and Units

The following scholarships are offered by Academic Schools and Units within the University.

External

The following scholarships are administered and funded outside the University of St Andrews but may be available to eligible students who wish to attend the University.

Rest of the world

Funded by the University

The following scholarships are funded by the University of St Andrews and generous donations are made by alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews, charitable trusts and other organisations and companies.

  • Accommodation Award
    For all new postgraduate students, based on financial need. This scholarship can only be used to reduce the cost of University accommodation.

  • Asfari Scholarship 
    For Syrian citizens (including Palestinians from Syria and Syrians who have been recently displaced and live in one of Syria’s neighbouring countries or Egypt) accepted onto relevant courses.

  • Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries 
    For students born in Scotland, of Scottish descent or who have been resident in Scotland for at least three years.

  • Chevening Scholarships 
    For students from eligible countries who are considered outstanding scholars with leadership potential.

  • Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) 
    For students from eligible countries who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence who have been accepted on a relevant course. 

  • Commonwealth Scholarships: Developing Countries 
    For students who are permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country and meet the application criteria.

  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 
    For students from developing Commonwealth countries accepted to study the MSc Sustainable Aquaculture.

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) 
    For students from developing Commonwealth countries accepted to study the MSc Sustainable Development.

  • Music Scholarships 
    For any current student at the university; based on musical merit.

  • R&A Ransome Scholarship 
    For students from the USA and Canada who are academically qualified, well-rounded students who have demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Recent Graduate Discount 
    For postgraduate students who have graduated from the University of St Andrews in the last three years.

  • Said Foundation Scholarships 
    For students from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine; for courses which will be of use to home country or the Middle East region.

  • Scotland's Saltire Scholarships 
    For students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan or USA; students must not have previously studied at a Scottish university. 

  • St Andrews Education for Palestinian Students (STEPS) 
    For Palestinian students resident in the West Bank, Gaza or one of the camps in Lebanon, who have completed a first degree at a university in the West Bank or Gaza or Lebanon.

  • Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust Bursary 
    For all new and current postgraduate students; based on financial need and academic excellence.

Offered by Academic Schools and Units

The following scholarships are offered by Academic Schools and Units within the University.

External

The following scholarships are administered and funded outside the University of St Andrews but may be available to eligible students who wish to attend the University.