General Scholarships

University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Masters course. The award is offered on a pro-rata basis for students on part-time study.


2017/18 Loans and funding

SAAS Postgraduate Loans

If you have the talent, ability and drive to study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling, we want to ensure you can make the most of the opportunity, regardless of your financial circumstances. 

SAAS postgraduate loans offer postgraduate students repayable support towards the cost of tuition fees and living costs (for full time students only), and are available to eligible Scottish and EU-domiciled students undertaking full and part-time postgraduate study on specific courses.


The University of Stirling Vietnam Award

This award offers a fee waiver of £1,000 for the first year and £500 for years two, three and four to every student from Vietnam studying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (taught or research) degree.


US Student Loans

The University of Stirling is eligible to certify loan applications for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).


Chevening Scholarships


Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master's degree.


The Carnegie Trust Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships

Students undertaking an undergraduate degree at a Scottish University, who were born in Scotland, have a parent born in Scotland or who have at least two years of secondary education in Scotland, may apply to the Carnegie Trust for a vacation scholarship.


Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Programme

If you are from one of the Commonwealth countries (not the Commonwealth of Independent States) you may be eligible for this scheme. Awards are usually made for taught postgraduate programmes and research programmes. Scholarships normally cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses for up to three years.


Syrian Refugee Fee Waiver

The University of Stirling is offering one Fee Waiver to a Syrian applicant who holds an offer of a place on any Postgraduate Masters course for entry in 2017/8.


Palestinian Refugee Fee Waiver

The University of Stirling is offering one Fee Waiver to a Palestinian applicant who holds an offer of a place on any Postgraduate Masters course for entry in 2017/18.


RUK Choice Scholarship

The University makes available a generous package of support  for UK students from outside of Scotland (i.e. England, Northern Ireland and Wales)  to help with travel costs.

All 2017 undergraduate applicants from England, Northern Ireland or Wales who are designated as Rest of UK for fee purposes, who make the University of Stirling their Firm choice on UCAS, and who meet the conditions of their offer, will receive a generous Travel Scholarship of £1,000 paid in three instalments: £500 in Year 1, and £250 in Years 2 and 3.

In addition, these students are offered a guaranteed place in University-managed accommodation during their first year.



Honours Year Scholarship

For 2018 entry, students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales who successfully progress to their fourth year of study at Stirling will be awarded an Honours Year Scholarship covering the full cost of the tuition fees in their final year.



The Aviva Scholarship

Set up by Aviva in partnership with 11 universities, the Aviva Scholarship aims to support outstanding students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate education in the UK, and to experience life and culture in the place we call home.

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