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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 Global Scholarships - September 2019 entry

UWS is delighted to offer 120 Global Scholarships, aimed at international students who have achieved academic excellence:

  • 65% or higher in the High School/College exams for Undergraduate applicants

In exceptional circumstances, we may also consider Global 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.

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The UWS Global Scholarship is open to unconditional offer holders, who are self-funding, full-time, full fee-paying, non-EU students on degree programmes at our four Scottish Campuses

Excludes applicants for the following courses: DBA, MA Cultural Diplomacy & International Sport, MA Cultural Diplomacy & International Events, MA Cultural Diplomacy &  International Music, and Research (MRes, MPhil, PhD) programmes.

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How to apply

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Progression scholarship - Current UWS students

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.

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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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