Funding

PhD funding | MLitt funding

Recent Graduate Discount Scheme

In an initiative designed to recognise the loyalty of our students, the University of St Andrews offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees to students who are eligible to graduate or who have graduated from St Andrews within the last three academic years and are starting a postgraduate programme with the University of St Andrews. Students will only be eligible for the discount upon unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate degree programme. More information about the Recent Graduate Discount Scheme can be found here.

PhD Funding

Application Deadline for Funding

If you wish to be considered for any SASP funding, please indicate clearly in your application whether you are a Home, EU or Overseas applicant.

Only applications received by the deadline of Friday January 5th2018 will be considered for funding. We will be allocating funding from January 31st onwards.

SASP PhD Studentships (for Home, EU, and Overseas Applicants)

In 2018-2019, SASP will be offering the following studentships for new entrant students:

  • Two full Doctoral Studentships funded by the Philosophical Quarterly (PQ) journal which will provide maintenance of £14,800 per year plus a full fee waiver (at Home/EU level: £4195 per year) for three years.
  • There is no additional application form to be filled in – you will be automatically considered for funding (unless you indicate otherwise).

AHRC/SGSAH Studentships (for Home/EU Applicants)

If you wish to be considered for an AHRC/SGSAH studentship, please indicate this on your application, which is due by the annual deadline of Friday January 5th2018.

The Department typically nominates 5-6 applications for AHRC/SGSAH awards. In each of the last two years, 3-4 of these nominations have resulted in the offer of an award. We provide explicit guidance and feedback on how to fill out the application form.

In recent years, the SASP Programme has been one of the most (if not THE most) successful Graduate Programme in the Arts and Humanities across Scotland in securing AHRC/SGSAH awards.

Our current SGSAH students (for 2014-2017 entry) are:

Details of this scheme can be found at: http://www.sgsah.ac.uk/dtp/

Please Note: Non-UK, EU students are strongly encouraged to apply to this scheme even though the award for non-UK, EU students is for fees only. This is because there is a VERY high chance that we will be able to provide a maintenance award to those EU students who are successful in securing a fees only award.

Further PhD Funding Opportunities from the University of St Andrews

There is a variety of further funding opportunities for both UK/EU and Overseas Students available from the University of St Andrews. Please check: Scholarships for research postgraduate programmes

Further PhD Funding Opportunities from the University of Stirling

You are also eligible to apply for funding opportunities available via the University of Stirling and can access detailed information on scholarships here.

Tutoring Opportunities

The SASP programme provides opportunities for suitably-qualified postgraduate research students, with the consent of their supervisor, to deliver tutorials on sub-honours modules. The allocation of teaching responsibilities is dependent on varying factors and SASP is not in a position to be able to guarantee that all postgraduate research students will be provided with teaching experience during their period of study. It is important to note that it is not possible for a postgraduate research student to fully support themselves by teaching.

MLitt Funding

Philosophical Quarterly (PQ) Bursaries

SASP will be funding a number of bursaries for students in the MLitt programme in 2018/19 courtesy of generous funding provided by the Philosophical Quarterly journal. Each bursary will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU feel level and the Home/EU fee waiver can be awarded to an Overseas fee-paying student, who will then be required to meet the remainder of the tuition fee from other sources.

Applicants who wish to be considered for an award should submit their application by 9th February 2018.

Other Taught Postgraduate Scholarship Support

Please see the extensive information, tailored to your programme of study and fee status, available via the University of St Andrews.

You are also eligible to apply for funding opportunities available via the University of Stirling and can access detailed information on scholarship here.

Recent Graduate Discount Scheme

In an initiative designed to recognise the loyalty of our students, the University of St Andrews offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees to students who are eligible to graduate or who have graduated from St Andrews within the last three academic years and are starting a postgraduate programme with the University of St Andrews. Students will only be eligible for the discount upon unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate degree programme. More information about the Recent Graduate Discount Scheme can be found here.