St Andrews - GREAT Scholarship

Application period opens
Thursday 7 December 2023
Application period closes
Friday 31 May 2024
Entry
2024

This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to citizens of Ghana, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand. The scheme awards students who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers, have wide ranging interests outside their studies and have a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience at the University of St Andrews.

Awards of £10,000 and £20,000 are available for full time postgraduate taught Masters programmes (MSc, MRes or MLitt) across all subject areas. Some awards have country and subject-specific criteria; see below for full details.

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Please note that other postgraduate programmes, including the Graduate Diploma, are not eligible courses for this scholarship. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.

The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are academically excellent and gifted students. The successful scholar will be expected to engage with our Student Ambassadors Scheme and the British Council.

Value of award (per year)

Awards are available by country (nationality), as follows:

Mexico

  • One scholarship of £20,000 for any postgraduate taught Masters programme*.

Ghana

  • One scholarship of £20,000 for a postgraduate taught Masters in one of the following degrees relating to climate change:  MSc Marine Ecosystem Management, MSc Geochemistry, MSc Strategic Earth Resources, MSc Sustainable Development, MSc Energy Policy and Finance.

Thailand

  • Two scholarships of £10,000 for any postgraduate taught Masters programme*.
  • One scholarship of £20,000 for a postgraduate taught Masters in one of the following degrees relating to climate change:  MSc Marine Ecosystem Management, MSc Geochemistry, MSc Strategic Earth Resources, MSc Sustainable Development, MSc Energy Policy and Finance

Malaysia

  • One scholarship of £10,000 for any postgraduate taught Masters programme*.

India

  • One scholarship of £10,000 for any postgraduate taught Masters programme*.

Greece

  • One scholarship of £10,000 for any postgraduate taught Masters programme*.

Duration of award

This award is available for 1 year of postgraduate study.

At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?

Please apply for the award after you have submitted your application for a place at St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the award.

Application restrictions

Study level

Available to students studying at:

Postgraduate

Subjects

Available to students studying:

Subject restrictions may apply. See Value of award (per year) section for more details.

Domicile for fee status

Overseas

Schools

Available to faculty members from:

Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Divinity, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Finance, English, Film Studies, Graduate School, History, International Education Institute, International Relations, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Social Anthropology

Application assessment

Academic merit

Available to

Prospective students

Mode of study

Full time

Geographical criteria

Ghana, Greece (EU), India, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand

Additional criteria

*You must have applied for a taught postgraduate Masters course: MLitt, MRes, MSc.

Non-Masters postgraduate programmes, including the Graduate Diploma, are not eligible courses for this scholarship. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.

Applicants must meet the English language requirement of their course, or have started a 10-week pre-sessional English course, by 30 June 2024.

How to apply

This scholarship is available through the British Council GREAT Scholarship application in the Scholarships and Funding catalogue, in the Scholarships and Funding section of My Application.

After you have applied to a postgraduate taught Masters programme for the 2024-2025 academic year, you must allow 2 working days for processing and issue of your log in details before you can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship application form guidance

 

Terms and conditions

Please read the University of St Andrews scholarships terms and conditions (opens in new tab)

If applying to this scholarship, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • The selection committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence.
  • The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.
  • When completing the application, you should include your reasons for applying for the scholarship, explaining how you would expect to benefit from the opportunities the award provides, and describing how you think you might contribute to the community while studying at the University of St Andrews. Also include details of academic achievements which you believe would make you a good candidate for this scholarship.
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to engage with the British Council as well as our Student Ambassadors Scheme. Work through the scheme is varied, but will likely entail engaging in outreach activities and assisting our Admissions staff with events aimed at prospective students and offer holders to help share your experience of being a student at St Andrews.
  • As part of the application you will also be required to provide one personal and one academic or professional reference; two references in total. These can be in addition to your course application references, but must be uploaded before the deadline. Please contact pgscholarships@st-andrews.ac.uk if you have any queries.

It is extremely important that you apply to us for funding giving complete and accurate information. Your course and funding application are not linked and applying for funding in no way impedes your course application.

When will I know the outcome?

The outcome of your scholarship application will be available on ‘View my applications’ in the Scholarships and Funding section of My Application by late June 2024.