Funding for taught postgraduate programmes

School of Modern Languages Masters Scholarship

How do I apply for this scholarship?

You must upload the required paperwork (outlined below) alongside the standard supporting documents when applying for your place at St Andrews. You should indicate your interest in the scholarship in your personal statement. You must not wait until you have received an offer of a place. All eligible applications received before the 31 March 2024 will be considered for the scholarship.

Additional Criteria

Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need. Please evidence all the following that apply to you in your application.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be care experienced (in the UK). Provide a local council confirmation letter.
  • Have been a young carer.
  • Have completed their undergraduate degree as a mature student.
  • Have received a SAAS bursary and/or received benefits during the period of undergraduate study.
  • Have been part of a widening access initiative (e.g., Sutton Trust Summer School).
  • Be a first-generation higher education student in their family.
  • Have qualified for free school meal provision.
  • Have a physical, unseen, or learning disability.
  • Be Black, Asian, or from a minority ethnic group. 

Information received in the application will be taken into consideration as part of the overall review process, and none taken in isolation. This information will only be used for the purposes of scholarship assessment.

In support of your application, you will be asked to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Two academic references
  • University certificates and transcripts
  • Evidence of being care experienced, receipt of SAAS bursary or benefits.

If you would prefer not to disclose any financial information, you will not be considered as a needs-based applicant. 

Acceptable documents include confirmation letters from SAAS and/or the Department of Work and Pensions, letter from local government, council tax statements, tax credits, PIP, DLA. Documents must be PDF and in English.

Terms and conditions

Please read the University of St Andrews scholarships terms and conditions (opens in a new window). No offer of funding will be issued before a conditional or unconditional course offer has been made. 

The School of Modern Languages Masters Scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other award offered by the University of St Andrews. 

When will I know the outcome?

The outcome of your scholarship application will be communicated to you via e-mail as soon as possible after the closing date. If you have any queries about the scholarship or need further information, please contact

Malcolm Humble Scholarship

This £4,500 scholarship (covering fees first with the remainder paid towards maintenance) has been made available by the generosity of the late Dr Malcolm Humble’s family in his memory. Dr Humble served as an academic member of staff in the Department of German and this funding aims to support the best qualifying applicant from a UK higher education institution to the MLitt German and Comparative Literature joint programme with the University of Bonn.


UK HEI students enrolled on the MLitt German and Comparative Literature joint programme with the University of Bonn are eligible for this award.

How to apply

The closing date for applications to the MLitt in German & Comparative Literature has now passed, a new date will be announced in 2024.

Recent Graduate Discount

Entry 2024

The University offers a 15% discount on postgraduate tuition fees to students who have graduated or are eligible to graduate from St Andrews in the last three academic years.

The discount is available if you are applying for postgraduate degree programmes at the University.

Duration and Value of award

The discount will be applied to each standard fee-paying year of study, including the compulsory fieldwork year, if applicable. It does not include extension, continuation, or any other fees.

The discount is 15% of the St Andrews standard tuition fee, taking into account any exceptions and based on your remaining fee liability after any other funding has been deducted.

Additional Criteria

Available to any student who meets the criteria.

The discount will only be applied to the tuition fee balance (the remaining student liability) after any other scholarship or funding has been deducted.

Discount does not apply if:

  • You are transferring into a postgraduate degree programme from another St Andrews degree programme where you have not graduated. For example, a change in qualification aim from MPhil to PhD.
  • You have previously studied on an International Education Institute (IE) postgraduate preparation programme.
  • You have previously studied on an International Foundation Programme. 

How to Apply

If you meet all eligibility criteria, the discount will be applied when your programme tuition fee is generated. You do not need to submit an application form. The discount will be applied to the self-funded portion of your tuition fee liability.

Terms and Conditions

You must have either:

  • graduated, or have been eligible to graduate, from the University of St Andrews with a recognised degree defined in the Senate Regulations, at a graduation ceremony within the last three years.
  • or completed a Global Summer School, Study Abroad or Exchange programme at St Andrews and are returning for postgraduate research studies.

You will only be eligible for the discount when you have an unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate degree programme.

For full terms and conditions see Recent Graduate Discount (PDF)

Please email if you have any questions about the scheme.