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 a date in early January to be announced soon will be considered for funding. We hope to allocate funding in late March.

SASP Doctoral Studentship

SASP will be offering the following studentships for 2019 entrant students:

  • up to two Full Doctoral Studentships funded by the Philosophical Quarterly (PQ), which cover both maintenance at the AHRC rate and a full fee waiver (at Home/EU fee level) for three years

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.

AHRC Studentships

If you wish to be considered for an AHRC studentship, please indicate this on your application, which is due by in early January (date to be announced as soon as possible). The Department will nominate some of the applicants to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities for consideration for an AHRC award.

The AHRC award comes with a full fee waiver at Home/EU fee level for three years. For UK winners, it also comes with maintenance for three years (£14,800/year for 2018 entry). St Andrews may also offer EU AHRC winners the opportunity to apply for maintenance awards equivalent to those offered to UK winners by the AHRC.

Further PhD Funding Opportunities available from the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling

St Andrews and Stirling are both committed to helping as many students as possible continue in higher education through scholarship opportunities. There are a wide range of postgraduate scholarships available for you to apply to either via the university or directly via charitable organisations.

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 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

Carnegie Cameron Post-Graduate (Taught) Bursaries

Scottish students may apply for Carnegie Cameron Post-Graduate (Taught) Bursaries for MLitt.

Other Taught Postgraduate Scholarship Support

St Andrews and Stirling are both committed to helping as many students as possible continue in higher education through scholarship opportunities. There are a wide range of postgraduate scholarships available for you to apply to either via the university or directly via charitable organisations.

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.