GCU Undergraduate Scholarships


Glasgow School for Business and Society - Moffat Scholarships

The Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development offers bursaries for UK/EU students on programmes in travel and tourism. These are awarded annually based upon academic ability, motivation to undertake a career in the industry and economic need. In 2013/14 13 students were awarded up to £3,600. Click on this link to find out further information about the Moffat Scholarships.

Applications are now open for all students studying Travel & Tourism or Events programmes. To apply please click on Moffat Scholarship Application Form.

Application deadline is the 26th of July 2016

For further information please contact Kirsty MacInnes at scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or call 0141 273 1771

Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow Scholarship

The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow became the youngest of the fourteen crafts of the Trades House in 1760. Their benevolence continues and considerable funds are distributed each year to support education linked to their original crafts.

This scholarship is for undergraduate students seeking to study on the Bachelor of Arts Honours programme in International Fashion Design. It is awarded according to economic need, academic ability and motivation to undertake a career in the fashion industry.

The scholarship is for £1250 for each academic year and is based on successful completion of each term.


To be considered for this scholarship you must be:

  • A student who has already applied to GCU to study BA (Hons) International Fashion Business
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need for support

Applications for study in 2016/17 will open in September 2016.

Any enquiries please contact: scholarships@gcu.ac.uk on +44 (0)141 273 1771.

Magnus Magnusson 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. Please click on this link for further information on the Magnus Magnusson Awards.


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. Applications for the Talented Athlete Support Programme are available early September. Please click on this link to find out further information on the Talented Athlete Support Programme. 

Download an application form.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to both International students and students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


External, Partnership and other Scholarships


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..

Download the Graham Trust Bursary Application Form

Application forms should be submitted to: linda@foundationscotland.org.uk.  

Closing Date 25th July 2016

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.

Helena Kennedy Foundation Badged Award

GCU in conjucntion with the Helena Kennedy Foundation are offering two bursaries worth £2000 for students entering first year of an undergraduate programme.  

Students can apply for the HKF bursary if they are:

  • In the final year at a publicly-funded further education institution (e.g. in the last year of Access / A level / BTEC / Scottish Highers course at a UK FE / sixth form college) at the time of applying
  • Aiming to start a first-time programme of higher education in the autumn of the year in which they are applying at a UK higher education institution (i.e. HND, BA, BSc, Bed, Foundation Degree). Students taking a ‘gap’ year will be considered.


  • Experiencing barriers to continuing their education
  • Able to demonstrate that they face severe financial hardship

Please click on this link to apply

Application deadline is the 24th March 2016

ICAS Bursary

ICAS Foundation Bursaries

Bursaries for qualifying student’s resident in Scotland studying Accountancy or Finance.

The ICAS Foundation was established to assist primarily young people who require financial and mentoring assistance to make progress on their journey to Chartered Accountancy and other finance and management-related disciplines. The Foundation will offer bursaries to students commencing undergraduate degrees in qualifying subjects at Glasgow Caledonian University in the 2016-2017 academic session.

The value of the bursaries will range from £1,000 to £2,500 per annum, dependent on household income. The bursaries will normally be made available for the duration of a student's undergraduate degree.

Students may also be eligible for mentoring and paid summer work placements through the scheme, to be organised through the ICAS Foundation.


The bursaries will be open to applicants resident in Scotland who are accepted on to an undergraduate course at Glasgow Caledonian University in Accountancy or Finance (or any joint degree that includes one or more of these subjects - preferably the dominant part if not 50/50 split).

Students must, while demonstrating ability and potential to complete an undergraduate degree, have financial or personal circumstances that might otherwise inhibit that progression.

Recipients must maintain an academic standard that would eventually lead to a 2:1 Honours classification. An award may be withdrawn if a student fails to meet that academic standard as measured by the University.


Applications for the ICAS Foundation Bursaries can be made by downloading the bursary application from the ICAS Foundation web site. www.icasfoundation.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 20 May 2016.


Applications will be considered by the ICAS Foundation Trustees and other advisors that they consider appropriate

Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Undergraduate Bursaries

The Royal Television Society is offering a 'Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Undergraduate Bursary'. This scheme offers twenty awards to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television. 

All bursary recipients also get affiliate membership to The Hospital Club in London while studying and one year's free membership of the RTS post-graduation. In their final year of study, the RTS will aim to set up mentoring or placement opportunities with one of our many industry members.


The RTS bursary is for people who have not previously gained a degree or other higher-education qualification and have accepted an offer as their "firm choice" to study full-time on one of the accepted undergraduate courses.

Applicants must have a household income of no more than £25,000 for the Television Production bursary.

For further information and for details of how to apply, please click on RTS Bursaries

Technology Bursaries

The Royal Television Society is offering 'Technology Undergraduate Bursaries' which are aimed at encouraging some of the most talented computer and engineering undergraduates to consider a career in television. The scheme is available to talented students from lower income households applying to study engineering and computer sciences degrees - skills much in demand in the television industry.

All bursary recipients also get affiliate membership to The Hospital Club in London while studying and one year's free membership of the RTS post-graduation. In their final year of study, the RTS will aim to set up mentoring or placement opportunities with one of our many industry members. 


The RTS bursary is for people who have not previously gained a degree or other higher-education qualification and have accepted an offer as their "firm choice" to study full-time on one of the accepted undergraduate courses.

Applicants must have a household income of no more than £35,000 for the Technology Bursary and must be "home" full-time undergraduate students; applicants from other EU countries or from abroad are not eligible.

For more information and details of how to apply please click on RTS Bursaries

WISE Engineering Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship 2014. This is the second year  of an exciting collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover and WISE offering sponsorship to women who are starting an engineering degree course at a UK University. The winner will receive £1000 per year for three years of their studies, the offer of a mentor from Jaguar Land Rover and a mentor from WISE and the offer of a summer placement at Jaguar Land Rover.

Visit the WISE website to download the application form and send completed applications to scholarship@wisecampaign.org.ukThe application process is currently closed.

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarships

‌The Vacation Scholarship for Undergraduates is aimed at "students of exceptional merit" who are in their third year of study at the time of applying (or at an equivalent level for students on a part-time programme). Each student’s academic record to date should demonstrate that he, or she, is on track to achieve a first or upper second class degree.

All applications must be approved by an academic who can comment on the students’ academic abilities. The supervisors must be willing and able to supervise the students’ work during the period of award.

Candidates should be nominated by either their Head of the appropriate Faculty/School/College or their supervisor using the form enclosed. The closing date for applications is 1st April in each year, and Deans will be notified of the Trust decision in early May.

What’s it for?

  • To undertake an independent research project in any academic field of study

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be Scottish by birth, descent or residence (e.g. 2 years at a secondary school in Scotland)
  • 3rd year students on a full-time course, or at an equivalent level if studying part-time

When can I do this?

  • At any time during the summer vacation, typically from May onwards
  • Scholarships are between 2-6 weeks in duration

Why should I apply?

  • To develop valuable research skills
  • To investigate a topic of particular interest to you
  • To hone academic writing skills by writing up about the results of your work

How much of a scholarship will I receive?

  • The scholarship is worth £225 per week


Click on this link to 2015-16 Carngie Trust Vacation Scholarship Application.

Further eligibility criteria can be found under Carngie Cameron Regulations.

Further guidelines can be found under ehe Carngie Cameron Guidelines.

Application deadline is 5PM on 15th March 2016.

GCU Travel Bursary

GCU is pleased to be able to offer home undergraduate students travelling abroad as part of their course or for charitable/ volunteering activities a travel bursary. This bursary could be used over the summer or for university exchanges for a semester or full academic year in the following session.

To apply for the scholarship please click on apply now

For further information please contact Kirsty MacInnes at scholarships@gcu.ac.uk or call 0141 273 1771.

The application process for this scholarship is currently closed.

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 for further information on DAAD.

Gillian Purvis Travel Busary for Fashion Business Students

Travel Bursaries are available for 3rd  & 4th year Fashion Business and International Fashion Branding students planning to take part on an overseas exchange programme. The Travel Bursaries are only available to students who have submitted an application for a place on exchange at institutions approved by GCU to meet the needs of the Fashion Business programme. The Bursary is designed to assist with travel and living costs and will pay up to £1,000 on enrolment in your host institution.

To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be planning to study at the following institutions;

Fashion Business students;

  • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • University of Delaware, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA

International Fashion Branding students;

  • Helsinki Metropolia UAS, Finland
  • ESCE, France
  • France Business School, France
  • Rouen Business School, France
  • Universita Carlo Cattaneo- LIUC, Italy
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • California State University, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • Stony Brooke University, USA
  • RMIT University, Australia


Applications are currently closed for this scholarship and will reopen again in October 2016.


Any enquiries please contact: kirsty.macines@gcu.ac.uk or Kirsty MacInnes, Campus Life Manager,  on 0141 273 1771




Japan Society of Scotland Scholarship - Aberdeen Asset Management's Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship

Japan Society of Scotland Scholarship - Aberdeen Asset Management's Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship

The scholarship is a charitable fund which enables Scottish students to study at a Japanese university. Initiated by the Japan Society of Scotland and sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, the scholarship, which is now in its fourth year, is open to young Scots who are at a post-secondary educational level. The winning scholar will learn all aspects of Japanese language and culture from the Japanese writing systems to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Applications are particularly sought from young Scots who have a business focus in their interest in Japan. Applications can be made in either online form, hard copy or digital form and should take the form of no more than two A4 pages outlining the candidate’s background, interest in Japan and reasons for wishing to study the Japanese languages. Applications should be submitted to Hon Secretary of the Japan Society of Scotland, 4 Ravelston Park, Edinburgh EH4 3DX or by e-mail to charliedmond@hotmail.co.uk. The online application form is here.

Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship Fund

For the academic year 2015-16, the Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $60,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States. 

Up to two Scholarships will be offered for no less than $30,000 each. Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience.

Who can apply

Selection will be based on all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

1. Candidates must be Scottish by birth or descent, and will be expected to have current knowledge of Scotland and Scottish current affairs, and of the Scottish tradition generally. The Society expects its scholars to be good ambassadors for Scotland.

2. Candidates must also be:

  • either graduates of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who have completed their first degree (so as to be qualified to graduate) no earlier than 2015.
  • or students of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who expect to complete their first degree (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2016.

An Honours degree is not essential.

The closing date for this scholarship is 14th March 2016

Application forms

St Andrews Society Application FormSt Andrews Application Forms 2016

St Andrews Society Referee FormSt Andrews Society Referee Form

Applications must be sent to;

Kirsty MacInnes
Campus Life Manager
Level 1, George Moore
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA

Email: kirsty.macinnes@gcu.ac.uk‌

Scholarships for Summer Study in India

Study & work experience programmes in India

India is now officially the fastest growing major economy in the world. There has never been a better time for you to visit India and gain first hand experience of the most diverse country on earth. Take advantage of brand new opportunities from the British Council - supported by UKIERI and delivered by IndoGenius and apply to study in India.

Since 2009, 1115 UK students have come to India on the UKIERI Study India Programme. Inspired by its phenomenal success, and the life changing experiences it has provided young people from across the UK, the British Council is launching Generation UK-India. IndoGenius, delivery partner of UKIERI Study India, will be running several cultural immersion placements this Summer. See below for brief descriptions or visit the new website for more information.

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for our Make in India and Digital India programmes - including graduates. The Study India Programme will be open to anyone above the age of 18 enrolled at a UK university at the time of application.

Whilst you will need to pay for your international flights, vaccinations and insurance all other costs (eg. accommodation, food, transport, tuition, excursions etc.) are fully funded. Many universities will even provide additional funding for your flights if you get selected!

The Stevenson Exchange Scholarship

The Stevenson Exchange Scholarships are for the promotion of friendly relations between students of the universities of Scotland, France, Germany or Spain.

They are tenable, normally for one year, at any French, German or Spanish University. Study is not restricted to students of Modern Languages.



• Undergraduates and recent graduates of any faculty of any Scottish university.

• Not more than twenty-five years of age.Candidates should apply through their home university will be called for a short interview, which are normally held in April. The interview is an integral part of the application process, and there may be one or two questions in the relevant language.



In recent years the awards have ranged in value from £250 to £2,000. The Scholarships may be held with assistantships and other awards. A limited number of Scholarships of lower value may also be awarded for periods of not less than four months.


Additional information

Scholars are expected to make their own arrangements to attend courses in the University and will be expected to satisfy the Executive Committee that they have secured enrolment before the Scholarship is paid. They are also expected to defray their own travelling expenses to and from France, Germany and Spain.

How to apply

Application forms must be accompanied by a brief outline of the applicant’s plans for the year in the country concerned and how the scholarship might help.

Click on this link to download the Stevenson Scholarship Application Form. ‌

Applications are currently closed.