A good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. In the majority of cases, students will have undertaken an undergraduate course at a recognised UK higher education institution.
UKRI Studentship Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for UKRI funding changed for studentships commencing from the 2021/22 academic year onwards. Now, all Home and International students are eligible to apply for UKRI funding which will cover the full stipend and Home tuition fees. *The international portion of the tuition fee cannot be funded by the UKRI grant, but will be covered for successful applicants by the University of Strathclyde.
Under the new criteria, UKRI have stipulated a maximum percentage (30%) of International students that can be recruited each year against individual training grants (in all subjects except Economics, for which the International student award cap will be 50%). The final funding decision will be made by the SGSSS and ESRC.
To be classed as a Home student for fee purposes, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a UK national (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.
If a student does not meet the criteria above, they will be classed as an international student. The international portion of the tuition fee cannot be funded by the UKRI grant but will be covered by the University of Strathclyde.