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The Stevenson Exchange Scholarship 2020

The Stevenson Exchange Scholarships are for the promotion of friendly relations between students of the universities of Scotland and France, Germany or Spain. They are tenable, normally for one year, at any French, German or Spanish university. They are not restricted to students of Modern Languages.


  • Undergraduates of any faculty of any Scottish university.
  • Not more than 25 years of age.

Candidates should apply through their home university and will be called for a short interview, which are normally held in April. The interview is an integral part of the application process, and there may be one or two questions in the relevant language.


In recent years the awards have ranged in value from £250 to £3,000. The Scholarships may be held with assistantships and other awards. A limited number of Scholarships of lower value may also be awarded for periods of not less than four months.

Additional information

Scholars are expected to make their own arrangements to attend courses in the university and will be expected to satisfy the Executive Committee that they have secured enrolment before the Scholarship is paid. They are also expected to defray their own travelling expenses to and from France, Germany and Spain.

How to apply

Application forms must be accompanied by a brief outline of the applicant’s plans for the year in the country concerned and how the scholarship might help.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020


Application form 2020 (RTF, 1,416 KB)

Applicant guidelines 2020 (Word, 50 KB)

Stevenson Scholarships poster 2020 (PDF, 2,705 KB)