Carnegie PhD Scholarships

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically excellent candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at a Scottish University or Higher Education Institution (HEI). 

Each year Glasgow Caledonian University receives, from the Trust, an allocation of nominations to submit towards the final Carnegie Trust scholarship competition.

Any research discipline will be considered for Carnegie PhD Scholarships however, the prospective PhD student must have a first-class Honours degree from an eligible Scottish University or HEI and the first-class honours degree must be in a subject related to the field of the proposed doctoral studies.

Prospective candidates should work with their proposed supervisor to complete the internal application process.  Nominated applicants are then provided with access to the Carnegie Trust's application portal in order to submit their final application, including endorsement from their prospective supervisor.  In addition, the prospective supervisor must upload an Institutional Statement of Support.

The internal deadline for submission of applications is in January/early February of each year.   Successful candidates and their proposed supervisor then work together to produce the final full application to be submitted to The Carnegie Trust in late February, for studies commencing in following academic year. 

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Terms and conditions

Must hold an offer of study with GCU before applying or the application will be rejected

Awards are non transferable to any other programme or academic session.

Funding is not available for Part time or distance learning versions of these programmes.