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Taught Postgraduate Programmes: Scholarships

For September 2019 entry

The following scholarship opportunity is available for taught postgraduate students in the School of Management:

For an overview of taught postgraduate scholarships currently on offer across the University of St Andrews, go to Study at St Andrews: Scholarships for taught postgraduate programmes.

University of St Andrews, School of Management International Ambassador Scholarships Scheme

students at GatewayValue of scholarships- There are five scholarships worth £2,000 each in the International Ambassador Scholarships Scheme. Students who are awarded the School of Management International Scholarship will be expected to take on the role of student ambassador within the School. Candidates for this role should be able to demonstrate strong communications skills, as well as experience in working in a similar capacity either for an educational institution, as a volunteer for an organisation or during an internship or previous employment.

Each Scholarship is awarded as a discount in tuition fees and is for one year only. Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year. The awards are for any of the programmes offered wholly by the School of Management:

Eligible applicants – The International Ambassador Scholarships are for international fee-paying applicants for full-time taught Masters degrees (MLitt/MSc) at the School of Management in 2019. Only those who have received an offer and made a pre-payment of £1500 to accept their place are eligible to apply.

How to apply – This scholarship is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue. If you have applied to a Postgraduate Taught course beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, you can access Scholarships and Funding through the My Application portal. When searching in the catalogue, please select "2019/20" as Academic Year and "Taught Postgraduate" as Study Level.
You will be asked to write and upload a CV and personal statement in support of your scholarship application. Your CV should demonstrate relevant experience and strong communications skills. The statement must be no more than 500 words, and should include the following information:

  • Why are you an excellent candidate both academically and personally for this award/scholarship?
  • What relevant experience do you have that would demonstrate your ability to fulfil the role of International Ambassador for the School?
  • How do you plan to fund the remainder of the fees and other costs associated with studying on your chosen Masters Programme (accommodation, living costs, etc.)?

Closing date for applicationMonday 17 June 2019. Please note that we will not look at scholarship applications until after the closing date.

Criteria for selection - Our most important aim is to encourage excellent students to choose to study here. All our scholarship holders are chosen for their academic and personal excellence and their potential contribution to our community of scholars. We use the information you provide in your scholarship application to judge your application together with your original application to your chosen programme. Secondly, we encourage students from all over the world to study with us and strive to build a global community in our School. We think it is important to provide you with the opportunity to study and socialise with students from many different countries and cultures so we use the scholarships to encourage student diversity.
In addition, successful applicants will be expected to fulfill an ambassador role for the School of Management. This may involve for example, writing content for the School website or social media, taking photographs, speaking with prospective students and other activities that that the School deems appropriate.

Conditional and unconditional offers - You can formally accept any offer: conditional or unconditional. If you have a conditional offer to study at St Andrews, then of course any scholarship offer will also be conditional until you have met the conditions required for entry to the University of St Andrews.

Multiple scholarships - If you already have a partial scholarship from another organisation for part of your tuition fees, you can combine these scholarships provided that it does not equal more than the cost of your tuition fees. However, we will not give a scholarship to anyone who already has a full award (from another organisation) to pay for their tuition fees.

Notification of successful candidates - We expect to notify all the successful candidates by Friday 19 July 2019.