The R&A International Scholarship

Can you see yourself spending next year exploring alternative medical practices in the outer reaches of the Arctic, or working in a Sri Lankan elephant orphanage? Would you love a career in food and dream of learning traditional recipes in the regions that created them? Or have you been waiting for an opportunity to join an African wildlife conservation programme? This could be your chance!

Applications for the 2019 R&A International Scholarships are now open, and eligible Junior and Senior Honours students will be invited to apply.

Established by a generous gift from The R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund up to a year of international travel. There are two scholarships of up to £10,000each available for 2019.

The deadline for 2019 applications is Friday 25 January 2019.

Applications must be made in the MySaint portal and guidance notes can be found at the foot of this page.  There are separate arrangements for students of Medicine, who will need to make interim arrangements with their partner Medical School in order to take up the scholarship.

You should request TWO references (one must be an academic reference) from your intended referees early to allow them to submit in time to support your application.  You are required to upload the references yourself to your application, but if your referee prefers to send them directly to, that will be acceptable. In this case, you must upload a document to your application that indicates who your referees are so we may match them to your application in time.

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