Funding

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 of St Andrews, the University of Stirling or directly via charitable organisations.

MLitt Funding

There may be a possibility of funding for MLitt students in the future. If it becomes available then it will be offered on a competitive basis. Applicants will be automatically considered for funding, should there be any available.

PhD Funding

The deadlines for 2021/22 entrant students are:

  • For AHRC funding: 30 November 2020
  • For SASP funding: 5 January 2021

Please see below for more information about these sources of funding.

SASP Funding

If you wish to be considered for SASP funding, please indicate this clearly on your application and include whether you are a Home, EU or Overseas applicant. Only applications received by 5th January will be considered for funding. You can apply for entry to the PhD after this date, however you will not be considered for this funding. Please note this deadline is for receipt of all supporting documents – it is your responsibility to ensure that your referees meet this deadline. There is no separate application for the SASP funding, applicants will automatically be considered. We hope to allocate funding in late March.

SASP is offering a number of fee waivers for selected 2021/22 entrant students lasting the duration of your PhD studies. We may also be able to offer a doctoral studentship funded by the Philosophical Quarterly (PQ), which covers both maintenance at the AHRC rate and a full fee waiver for 3 years. Overseas students are eligible for these awards.

AHRC Studentships

If you wish to be considered for a SGSAH/AHRC Studentship, please indicate this clearly on your application and include whether you are a Home, EU, or Overseas applicant. Only applications received by 30th November 2020 will be considered for nomination. You can apply for entry to the PhD after this date, however you will not be considered for this nomination. Please note this deadline is for receipt of all supporting documents – it is your responsibility to ensure that your referees meet this deadline. The department will nominate selected applicants to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities for consideration for an AHRC award. We hope to announce outcomes by early April.

The AHRC award comes with a full fee waiver at Home/EU fee level for three and a half years. For UK winners, it also comes with maintenance for three years (around £15,000 per year). EU AHRC winners will be eligible for competitive maintenance awards equivalent to those offered to UK winners by the AHRC.

Carnegie Studentships

If you have a First-Class Honours degree from a Scottish university, you may be eligible for a Carnegie Studentship. Alongside existing graduates, final year undergraduate students expecting to achieve a First-Class Honours degree are also eligible for nomination. More information about eligibility and the application process is available here.

The Carnegie Studentships cover both maintenance at the AHRC rate and a full fee waiver at the Home rate for 3 years. Applications open November 2020, so if you wish to be considered, please contact us immediately.

Recent Graduate Discount Scheme

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