Postgraduate Scholarships in the College of Arts & Humanities

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University of Glasgow – scholarships available.

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We’ve been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451 and we are a World Top 60 university for Arts and Humanities (QS World Subject Rankings 2023).

We’re also 1st in the UK for Film Production & Photography, 6th for Music and Top 10 in the UK for History (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and 31st in the World for English Language & Literature (QS World Rankings 2022).

The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK Universities and annual research income of more than £180m.

We are proud to be ranked nineteenth best in the world & first in Scotland and third in the UK for the positive impact the University of Glasgow has on society by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.

Our location

The University of Glasgow is situated in the vibrant West End of the city of Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music. Glasgow has been named the cultural and creative capital of the UK and has gained recognition as a creative and cultural centre of European importance (European Commission Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, 2019). It is home to more than 100 cultural organisations and five of Scotland’s internationally renowned performing arts companies.

Join our Expert Academics
The College of Arts & Humanities is home to four innovative Schools renowned for their world-leading research and wide range of postgraduate degree opportunities:

Benefit from our Facilities

Our specialist arts and humanities facilities include some of the richest and most diverse collections in Europe, including our extensive Archives and Special Collections, The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and access to Kelvin Hall, home to The Hunterian Collections, one of the world’s finest university collections. Kelvin Hall is also home to the digital collections of the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and 400,000 objects from Glasgow Museums collections. Theatre, film and tv students have access to a cinema, theatre, performance studio and video editing suite. Music students have access to the University Concert Hall and a fine collection of instruments, for recitals, performance practice and teaching and ten practice rooms.

Our Music in the University series promotes music-making University-wide, draws on specific research and educational interests and also collaborates with external professional organisations such as Glasgow Life, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dunedin Consort and promotes public performances of their music in the University’s beautiful and historic venues

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and will typically have a 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and hold an offer of a place for an eligible full-time postgraduate taught programme.


There are a number of bursaries and competitively allocated scholarships for students commencing full-time postgraduate taught programmes at Glasgow in September 2024.

These academic bursaries are available for deserving applicants to undertake a full-time postgraduate master’s degree programme with the University of Glasgow.

The value of awards range from £2000 – £10000.

Visit our find a scholarship database for details.

Scholarships for EU Applicants

Our EU Welcome Award is an automatic £5,000 tuition fee discount to new, incoming EU students enrolling on an eligible postgraduate taught programme. Highly qualified applicants from the EU will be eligible for the Vice Chancellor EU Award which is a tuition fee discount of between £8,000-£12,000.

Find out more.

Scholarships for home (UK) applicants

Scholarships for home applicants include the postgraduate access scholarship to support Home students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. Applications are particularly welcomed from applicants who met any of our widening participation criteria, or equivalent, at undergraduate level. The value of each scholarship is £4,000 and they are for students undertaking a one or two year Taught Masters programme.

Scholarships for international applicants

Scholarships for international applicants include the University of Glasgow Caribbean Excellence Award, a full fee waiver to support high achieving students from across the Caribbean in their journey to become Future World Changers and the International Leadership Scholarship fee waiver.

20% Alumni Discount for 2024 Entry

At the University of Glasgow, we are offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to our alumni, commencing study in Academic session in 2024. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. This discount can be awarded alongside most University scholarships.

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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