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Funding for International Students

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 Anniversary Scholarships for January 2019

UWS is delighted to offer a number of “limited edition” Anniversary Scholarships for entry in January 2019. These scholarships (£1,500) are aimed at students who have achieved academic excellence, such as 65% or higher in the High School/College exams for Undergraduate applicants or 69% or higher in the undergraduate degree/diploma or equivalent for postgraduate applicants. In exceptional circumstances, we may also consider Anniversary Scholarship applications from applicants who are able to provide other strong evidence of their academic excellence and demonstrate their commitment and motivation to study at UWS through a strong scholarship application.

The UWS Anniversary Scholarship is open to self-funding, full-time, full fee-paying, non-EU students on degree programmes at our four Scottish Campuses (excluding DBA, MBA, Cultural Diplomacy & International Sport/International Events/International Music and research programmes).

Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday, 7 December 2018.

For further information, please email us at 

Apply for the UWS Anniversary Scholarship

Progression scholarship

This scholarship is available to self-funded (non-EU) students at UWS who have maintained a good attendance of 85% minimum and overall score of 69% or higher across modules in their first year of study.

Scholarship amount


How to apply

Contact your School Office.

Additional Funding

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While the University can accept applications from all students for help meeting the cost of childcare, as an international student you will be unable to claim any further funding, such as discretionary or hardship funds, to help meet your living costs. You should therefore ensure you carefully consider the financial implications of study and take the time to plan ahead appropriately.

Find out more about childcare funds
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Alternative Funding Sources

If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.

Find out more about additional sources of funding
Last updated: 23/01/2018

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