GCU Postgraduate Scholarships


GCU Alumni Fee Discount

A discount of 20% off taught or research postgraduate programmes is available to students starting in 2016/17 or 2017/18 who have received their undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research degree qualification from GCU (or one of our founding institutions).

Discounts of 20% apply to the privately funded part of the course fee for every year of study.

How to apply

Simply mention you are a GCU graduate when applying for your course and the discount will be deducted (after any third party funding has been deducted). The fee discount applies to taught/research masters programmes and PhD programmes both full-time and part-time.

Please note

  • CPD and short courses are not eligible for this discount
  • Qualifications gained through INTO do not qualify as an undergraduate qualification from GCU, in relation to this discount.
  • Where a student is eligible for both an Alumni Fee Discount and another Scholarship, the highest discount applies
  • Discounts cannot be backdated.

The Data Lab Scholarships for MSc Big Data Technologies September 16

The MSc in Big Data Technologies equips students with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to enter the exciting and challenging world of Big Data. The programme takes a technology-focussed approach to help students gain valuable skills that can be applied immediately within business and industry. Students will also build expertise in the key enabling technologies of cloud computing and will gain skills in one of the most exciting current areas of Big Data computing, the Internet of Things.

Full fees scholarships for MSc Big Data Technologies are currently being offered by the Data Lab for September 2016 entry for Home students (Scotland) or EU students

In addition to payment of fees, the Data Lab funded students will participate in a series of development and networking events and workshops across Scotland.  Travel will be reimbursed for all funded students, this includes attendance at Data Talent Scotland which will take place on the 22nd of March 2017 in Edinburgh. 


Applications are now open for Scottish and EU students studying MSc Big Data Technologies full-time and part-time at GCU in 2016/17.Application deadline 31st July 2016



MSc Big Data Technology and MSc Cloud Computing

Fee scholarships are available for full-time UK/EU students (£2,000) or International student (£4,000) towards tuition fees  the newly launched MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing.

These are the only programmes of their kind in the UK. MSc Big Data Technologies concentrates on the technologies behind the various big data systems and applications in use and integrates comprehensively with the cloud computing and the Internet of Things technologies. .

Scholarships will be awarded on an overall assessment of merit and promise of the candidate, including their financial circumstances.


To be considered for this scholarship you must:

•Have applied for a place on MSc Big Data Technologies and MSc Cloud Computing BEFORE submitting this application and provide evidence of this below

Click here to apply

CLOSING DATE: Friday 29th July 2016

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Butler on 0141 331 8770 or email

MBA Scholarships

Self-funded scholarships

25% scholarships are available for new self-funded students studying an MBA Luxury Brand Managment (GCULondon). Offers will be made based on information on your MBA programme application form. No additional application form is required.

Corporate sponsorship

Employers can demonstrate their commitment to employee career progression by sponsoring employees through a GCU MBA. Many organisations find MBA sponsorship a valuable way to attract, reward and retain talented employees who wish to take their careers to the next level.

With a strong practical and professional approach to business growth, GCU ensures that the MBA programme provides your employees with real-world work projects with tangible outputs and skills to embed within your organisation.

The following coporate scholarships are available;

25% scholarship to corporates sending 2 or more students*

15% scholarship to corporates sending 1 student*

* corporate scholarships will only be applied if the full programme fee for the MBA is paid up front.

Please note: an applicant can only apply for one level of support (scholarship or scheme) at any one time. Awards are not additive. If an applicant is eligible for 2 awards, only the larger award will be given. Also, no scholarships will be offered to students who are already sponsored except as part of our Corporate Sponsorship scheme.

Moffat Scholarship

Moffat Scholars

The Moffat Scholarship

The Moffat Scholarship awards support students pursuing a career in the travel, tourism or events industries. Since 1998, more than 160 GCU students have benefitted from the generous fund established by the Moffat Charitable Trust.

Awards of up to £3,600 are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students on the following programmes at GCU:

  • BA International Tourism and Business Management
  • BA International Events Management
  • MSc International Tourism Management
  • MSc International Events Management


In addition to financial support, Moffat Scholarship Award winners also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and enhance their CV working within The Moffat Centre, the UK's largest university based consultancy and research centre for tourism and travel market research and business development.

Successful Graduates

Former Moffat scholars are now employed internationally by Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Hotels, Visitor Attractions and Marketing Organisations.


Applications are now open for all students studying on Tourism or Events programmes at GCU in 2016/17. Application deadline is Thursday 28th July 2016, 12noon.

Moffat Scholarship Application Form



For all scholarship enquiries contact Kirsty MacInnes at +44 141 273 1771 or

Magnus Magnusson Scholarships Awards

Awards of up to £5,000 will be presented to students in their second year upwards, or to young researchers in the early stages of their academic careers. Applications from any discipline and from any part of the University or for almost any kind of proposal that will help individuals to reach their dreams are welcome. However, judges will be especially pleased to receive applications from areas relating to any of Magnus Magnusson's personal interests, including the media, history, language, literature and the natural environment. Applicants must demonstrate achievement in their chosen area, and have a clear plan to take their work forward. Click on this link to find out more information on the


External, Partnership and other Scholarships


Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study 2016

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

  • PhD
  • Split-site (PhD), where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

If you are applying for PhD study, the scholarship will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement. Joint funding agreements will be negotiated individually for selected candidates for PhD study. You should make this clear to your chosen universities.


To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, or New Zealand
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • If you are applying for split-site (PhD) study, be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country

If you have already started your PhD study at a UK university, you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Applications without any supporting statements from your proposed supervisors will be considered ineligible.

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) 2016 prospectus

Selection process

Each candidate’s application will be considered by the CSC’s selection committee in competition with other candidates.

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Potential of the candidate to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge

For further details, see Selection criteria for 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships (developed Commonwealth countries) – this will be available shortly

How to apply

You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 June 2016 at the latest. All documentation – including references, transcripts, unconditional offers and supporting statements – must be provided by 16:00 (BST) on 27 June 2016.


If you have an enquiry, please contact the CSC using the Contact us form.

BAFTA Scholarship Programme for the MA Television Fiction Writing couse

BAFTA are now accepting applications for the BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which helps talented people in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games. GCU's  MA Television Fiction Writing is one of the eligible courses.

Each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 to cover one year’s course fees, an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK for a year.

Three successful scholarship recipients will receive the new Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., which also include a funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies.

For more information, and to submit an application for studies in academic year 2016/17, go to: BAFTA Scholarships. Please direct any queries to


Canadian Centennial Scholarship

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund is open to applications from all Canadian graduate students studying for full-time, multi-year graduate programmes in the UK.

Awards range from £1,000 to £5,000 and are exclusively for students who have already commenced their studies in the UK.

Ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, are qualified to apply, and can attend interviews before applying. Full details and an application form are available from the Canadian Centennial Scholarship website.

We are happy to accept applications from students who applied last year but were unsuccessful, provided you are continuing your studies in the 2016-2017 academic year. We are also happy to accept applications from past scholarship winners on the same basis.

Applications closing date 4th March 2016.

John Blundell Scholarships

The Adam Smith Institute is delighted to open the first year of applications for its new initiative, the John Blundell Studentships. The purpose of these Studentships is to enable freedom-minded students to embark upon postgraduate study or research work (that is, Master’s, MPhil or PhD-level degrees) that they could not otherwise afford.

For students currently studying or about to undertake a postgraduate course, the Adam Smith Institute will be awarding a limited number of student grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 to help cover the cost of tuition fees, and/or basic living needs. (Studentships will not, under any circumstances be awarded for undergraduate courses.)

John Blundell Studentships will be awarded to those who have shown a clear interest in the advancement of personal and economic freedom, and are applying for, or currently undertaking, postgraduate courses or research work in the humanities and social sciences.

Applications are open to all those studying in the UK, so if you have a friend, colleague or family member who may be interested please do pass this on. 

For more information and details of how to apply, click here

Graham Charitable Society Bursary

The Graham Trust provides one-off bursaries of up to £500 to students with the surname of Graham or descendants of persons of that name studying at higher/further education establishments in the Glasgow area.

Apply for the Graham Bursary via the application form below.

If you have any queries please contact

The deadline for students to return their completed forms is Monday 25th July.





IET Postgraduate Scholarship

The Institution of Engineering and Technology offer scholarships ranging from £2,500 to £10,000, which have the aim of rewarding excellence.

The criterion to apply is:

  • Be an IET member (but you can apply for membership as you apply for the scholarship – now only £20 for Graduate Advantage)
  • Achieved a 2:1 or higher in first degree
  • Currently studying in any year of PhD or EngD research programme.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from students who have not yet commenced their postgraduate research or from students undertaking MSc courses.

How to apply

Applications and futher information can be found on IET website.


Talented Athlete Support Programme

The Talented Athlete Support Programme has been designed to assist the university's most talented promising athletes in developing their sporting potential while studying at Glasgow Caledonian. Applicants must have reached or demonstrated a particular level of standard to be considered for the programme. The Talented Athlete Support Programme is run in conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and Strathclyde University. Click on this link for further information, Talented Athlete Support Programme


Study Abroad Scholarships


The Daiwa Scholarship

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opporunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Daiwa Scholarships are provided by the Foundation to encourage better understanding between both countries.
No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary. Click on this link to find out more about the Daiwa Scholarship.

Canada Memorial Foundation

The Canada Memorial Foundation are offering full scholarships for postgraduate study in Canada.

Further information can be found on the below weblink;

Applications currently closed.


Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK is responsible for this scholarship and awards of £500 - £2,500 are awarded to those who, due to their capabilities and their potential, can make a significant contribution to their own country. Click on this link for further information on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

The Fran Trust Supporting Feminist Scholarship

The Fran Trust offers a new academic award to postgraduate students working in the fields of feminism, gender or women’s studies at UK universities, of up to £500 to attend and present papers on a gender-related topic at academic conferences in the UK and in exceptional circumstances, overseas.

Gender Focused Entries

The Trust welcomes entries from across a range of disciplines: the only requirement is that the paper has a gender focus. The award can be used to cover travel, subsistence and conference fees.  The trustees are currently particularly interested in papers examining gender issues in science and medicine.


Applicants can apply for two awards in the same academic year. However, a scholar is limited to two Fran Trust awards during the course of their studies.

This fund is administered by Foundation Scotland. To apply, students must have confirmation that their paper has been accepted. We also require a brief letter of support from an academic supervisor. Applicants must provide a full copy of their paper at the time of application or must undertake to supply it to Foundation Scotland within six weeks of the end of the conference.

Application forms are available from Foundation Scotland or by contacting Annabel Bath to whom all completed applications should be sent at:

Foundation Scotland
22 Calton Road

T: 0131 524 0306.

Funding for Study and Research in Germany

A variety of funding programmes are offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for academics and students at UK universities to study and conduct research in Germany, with funding also available for group study visits.

For further information and one of our limited number of DAAD Find Funding booklets contact the Exchange and Study Abroad team within the International Office. Click on this link to find out more about the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The Kennedy Memorial Trust

The Kennedy Scholarship is an academic award for study at tow of the world's finest universities - Harvard and MIT. It can be used to fund a wide variety of programmes at MIT and across all the graduate schools within Harvard - from PhD to LLM, from MPH to March.
It can fund a Visiting Fellowship for a student in the middle of PhD study here in the UK, or a Special Studentship for those wanting a general programme of non-degree study. Click on this link to find out more about the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and experience through overseas travel in order to benefit others within your community.
If awarded a Fellowship, you will receive a grant that will cover all your relevant expenses. The grant can cover overseas visits of between 4 and 8 weeks (minimum of 4 weeks) but can be longer. The grant includes return travel, daily living, internal travel and appropriate insurance within the countries visited. Click on this link to find out more information on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

Saltire Scholarship

Are you from China, India, Canada or the U.S.A?
You could gain £2,000 towards your masters degree.