Funded postgraduate places


We are pleased to offer a limited number of places with full tuition fee support for Scottish students and EU nationals with settled status in the UK. Places are available for full-time study, on eligible courses, starting in September 2021 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy.

PhD student Jasmijn Sybenga, working on pollen analysis in the Archaeology labs

Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes. This funding was approved before Brexit and will continue to the end of the programme as planned, including the funded places on some taught postgraduate courses for 2021-22. Eligible programmes are:

To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish or SCEU (EU nationals with settled status in the UK) fee status and be resident in the Highlands and Islands (including Moray) or Perth and Kinross for the duration of their studies (see help links above). In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified from the end of March, available places will continue to be allocated throughout the recruitment cycle. There is no separate application process, applicants holding an offer will be considered against the eligibility rules.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available.