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, which is paid in two instalments at the end of each semester. 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 to on-campus students.

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