The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
UWS International Scholarship
This scholarship is available to self-funded (non-EU) students applying to UWS from the following regions:
Americas Students studying MBA, DBA and postgraduate research programmes are not eligible for this scholarship.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UWS merit-based scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time, self-funded (non-EU) students who are studying undergraduate or postgraduate courses in UWS Scottish campuses only. This is designed for students who have achieved academic excellence prior to applying to UWS.
Students studying MBA and DBA are not eligible for this scholarship.
Applications are made through an online form.
Postgraduate fee offer
This offer is available to self-funded (non-EU) students who wish to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at UWS. Students must have successfully completed at least one year of undergraduate study with UWS.
10% discount will be deducted from overall tuition fees.
Once you have accepted an offer of postgraduate study at UWS, this discount will be automatically applied.
International Research Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship is available to self-funded (non-EU) students offered a place on a full-time research programme at UWS.
Please state on your research application that you are applying for an International Research Excellence Scholarship.
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
This scholarship is available to self-funded (non-EU) students applying to UWS from the following countries:
Applications are made online through the Scotland's Saltire Scholarships webpages.
Alternative Sources of Funding
There are lots of alternative sources of funding, like charities and trusts, that can help finance your postgraduate studies. These can include grants that can pay tuition fees, living cost support and funding for research expenses.
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a web resource that UWS subscribe to, making it free for our students and prospective students to use. It includes a funding database of over 600 charities and trusts, and access comprehensive guidance on how to produce a high-quality application.
The University has also compiled a list of trust funds and scholarships available to UWS students – although this is not exclusive to postgraduate students.
International students may be eligible for a range of UWS administered childcare funds that provide financial support for those who need it the most.
As an international student, you will not receive funding to support your cost of living so should carefully consider how you will meet these costs during your studies.
Please visit our money advice pages for information on how you can make your money go further. This includes information on housing, food, banking and lifestyle choices.