GCU Postgraduate Scholarships

GCU Alumni Fee Discount

We offer a generous 20% alumni discount for all students starting in 2016/2017 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,(including Career Development loans, SAAS Postgraduate Tuition Tee Loan, and Student Finance England, Northern Ireland,Wales Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans

How to apply

Simply mention you are a GCU graduate when applying for your course the fee discount will be deducted at the time of invoicing.

Please note exemptions to the above

  • 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.

MSc Big Data Technology January 17

Fee scholarships totalling £2,000 are available for full-time UK/EU and International students towards tuition fees for course MSc Big Data Technologies

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. .

What you get

UK/EU student will receive £2,000

International student will receive £2,000

Who can apply

Any student who has applied for the full time MSc Big Data Technologies starting in January 2017

How to Apply 

Click here to apply

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2016

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

Climate Justice Scholarship

The MSc Climate Justice is a globally unique masters programme which provides students with an in-depth understanding, analysis and knowledge about the principles that underpin climate justice - human rights, development and climate change.

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

Who Can Apply 

UK, EU and International students who have applied for the MSc Climate Justice course starting January 2017

What you get

UK and EU students full tuition fee paid scholarship

International students - £5,000 paid scholarship towards tuition fees 

How to apply 

Click on this link to apply now 


An acknowledgement will be sent when your application has been successfully received.
If you have any questions please contact Andrea Butler on 0141 331 8770 or email

Sir Alex Ferguson Travel Bursary

The Sir Alex Ferguson Scholarship and Awards Fund was established in September 2015 to support deserving students at GCU through a combination of annual access scholarships, awards, and mobility/Travel funding.

Annual Travel Bursary awards enable students to experience life-changing opportunities, including work placements, charity work and public service commitments overseas.

What you get

Up to £1000.00 towards the cost of future travel

Who can apply

All Home/RUK undergraduate and postgraduate students who are looking to travel from May 2017 onwards through to December 2017. 

How to apply

Click here to apply 


If you would like more information please contact on +44 141 331 8770.

*** applications will not be considered if it is for previous travel costs.

Santander Travel Bursary

Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships of £1000 are available for GCU staff and both undergraduate and postgraduate students already studying at GCU.

This scholarship could fund spending a period of time, a semester or a study visit at another university within the Santander network. Alternatively it could be for a work related research project with a commercial partner or for GCU staff the scholarship can be used to enhance collaborative working within the Santander University network or attending work related conferences developing the awareness of GCU.

What do you get  

 £1,000 towards fees

Who can apply 

GCU staff

All undergraduate and postgraduate/ PhD students.


Applicants applying for this scholarship must be travelling to one of the following countries or to one of the Universites in the Santander Network;

  • Argentina
  • Belgium, Brazil
  • Chile, China
  • Colombia
  • Germany, Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Peru, Poland, Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Singapore, Spain
  • Venezuela
  • United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and the USA.


How to apply 

Click here to apply 

Applications will close at 5pm 28 April 2017

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

Magnus Magnusson Awards

GCU students can apply to the Magnusson Fund to support their dream project. Perhaps you would like to….

  • Create your own business?
  • Travel overseas to volunteer?
  • Set up a community project? 

What you get

Awards of up to £5,000

Who can Apply

Any student who is 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

How to apply

Applicants should review past Magnusson Award projects before completing this form. Go to

Then Click here  to apply

Applications close on the 10 February 2017

**Please note applications for essential elements of a degree course (e.g. payment of fees, or a vacation placement) are not eligible.

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.


External, Partnership and other Scholarships


Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of a Commonwealth Country

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission have a wide range of scholarships available to study in the Uk

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities

All applications for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships in the UK should be made via the Electronic Application System (EAS).

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC

What you get 

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

  • Master’s (one-year courses only)
  • PhD

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

who can apply

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
  • By October 2017, 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)

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

How to apply

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.

You must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body. Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2016 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the EAS will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

You must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • References from at least two individuals
  • Transcripts
  • For PhD candidates only, supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form

Full details of the awards are available on our Website at:

Money for Books scholarship

Money for Books scholarship

The Scholarship Hub is a social enterprise and as such they are committed to reinvesting a percentage of our profits back in to developing new scholarships

What you get

£250 in the form of book vouchers

Who can apply

  • A full or part time undergraduate or postgraduate student with “Home” fee paying status. (Students from the EU and from overseas are not eligible to apply).
  • Enrolled as a student at a UK university for the 2016/17 academic year (evidence of this will be required with the application).

How to apply

Apply direct to The scholarship Hub by clicking on the following link

Closing date 01st February 2017

BAFTA Scholarship Programme for the MA Television Fiction Writing course


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, go to: BAFTA Scholarships. Please direct any queries to



Canadian Centennial Scholarship


These awards are for postgraduate academic and artistic studies in the UK,

exclusively for students who have already commenced their postgraduate programme of study in the UK. Information and application forms for the 2017-2018 academic year will be provided in November 2016, with a deadline in early March 2017. Note that the schedule, deadline, eligibility rules and required documents are assessed each year and may be different than in previous years.

Therefore, before beginning your application you are advised to read through all the information available on this site before viewing the application form to ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, are qualified to apply, and can attend the in-person interview date (late May 2017). Shortlisted applicants must attend in person for interview to be eligible for an award. There are no alternative dates and telephone, video conference/skype interviews are not permitted.

Following the interviews, successful candidates will be notified should they be chosen for an award. Awards will be provided at the end of September 2017 upon confirmation that students are continuing their programme of study for the 2017-2018 term.



To be eligible to apply for a CCSF award, an applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen: proof of Canadian citizenship is required in the form of a photocopy (or pdf/jpg) of your passport details.
  • Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme (or equivalent) and at the time of applying be attending a full-time UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one term of study, with at least one term remaining from September 2016. (Applicants undertaking a one-year programme are not eligible.)
  • Have very high academic standards.
  • Require funds to complete their studies.
  • Previous applicants may re-apply.


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, Masters, 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

Applications now closed for 2016/2017 session

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.


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.

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

applications will re-open MAY 2017

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.


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.

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)