Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

Key Facts

Fee status

England, Wales, NI, Republic of Ireland, Scotland


Postgraduate (taught)

Number of awards


Value of awards

£2,000 for full-time and pro rata for part-time study

Your country/region

Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

The University of Stirling is offering any student from UK or Republic of Ireland 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.

Background information

Our Postgraduate Merit Scholarship is available to Postgraduate students from the UK or Republic of Ireland who have received a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and are studying on an eligible course.

The scholarship has a value of £2,000. This will be given as a fee waiver. Any remaining balance will be awarded in cash to the student within the first month. See below for full eligibility details and information on how to apply.

Eligibility and availability

  • Available to any UK or Republic of Ireland student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent). 
  • Not available to students studying postgraduate certificates, diplomas or modules.
  • Only available to self-funded students paying tuition fees to the University of Stirling. MSc Sport NutritionMSc Housing (Dissertation only) and MSc Social Work Studies are not eligible for the merit scholarship.
  • Only available for courses fully taught on campus.

How do I apply?

Your eligibility will be automatically identified after enrolment. We'll then contact you and ask you to send a copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript to